Thursday, September 24, 2020


A klomp (plural klompen) is a whole-foot clog from the Netherlands.

Approximately 3 million pairs of klompen are made each year. They are sold throughout the Netherlands, with a large part of the market for tourist souvenirs.

However, some Dutch farmers, market gardeners, and gardeners still wear them for everyday use. Outside the tourist industry, klompen can be found in local tool shops and garden centers.

The traditional all-wooden Dutch clogs have been officially accredited as safety shoes with the CE mark and can withstand almost any penetration including sharp objects and concentrated acids. They are safer than steelcapped protective shoes in some circumstances, as the wood cracks rather than dents in extreme accidents, allowing easy removal of the clog and not continued pressure on the toes by the (edge of the) steel nose.

Klompen are typically made from willow or poplar.

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