Between 1938 and 1940, young New York girls began to buy wooden clogs imported from places like Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands. But these were not made with sustainable wooden soles.
From this moment the long life of the wooden-soled sandals began, since they were born from the first clogs.
Also, as the 1940s progressed, with the shortage of leather for the manufacture of shoes, wood was the most desired material for the fashion sector. And not only because of its aesthetics, but also because of the comfort and experience that walking on wood meant.
Another curiosity is that the first wooden shoes were created with tires in the soles, to avoid noise when walking and to cushion the footprints.
A trend that arrived with force and that grew parallel to that of Japan, a country where they already used “Getas”. A shoe made up of a wooden board, two teeth, and shaped like a flip flop.Wood in the manufacture of footwear
Once we get into the origins of wood, not only the traditional clogs have been the protagonists of the elaboration with wood, but also many current models such as sandals, mules, wedges or platforms.
Nowadays, in the footwear sector, there are a variety of powerful brands that bet on wooden soles and designs (pine, beech…). Both in its natural color and stained in colors, mixing this noble material with leather, cork, EVA, etc.
The sandals with wooden sole Claire Charlotte
Our brand, although it has just taken off in the market, has its origins in the manufacture of plants for international brands. Soles that are introduced in each design with sustainable wood, which are adapted to the creations of the most modern and booming sandals.
After 20 years of experience in the sector, today we are committed to renewing a classic inspired by the traditional clog, shaping it to achieve high quality models, and with the concept of luxury in its finish.
The future of sustainable wooden soles and footwear
Likewise, the evolution of footwear production has brought us into the sector of ecological materials. We find materials from pineapple, coconut fibers, mushrooms, bamboo, hemp, organic cotton, among others. There are already many brands that are born with the sustainable and ecological concept of its production.