Product information and care:
We are very proud to have been making hand crafted clogs in Falkenberg, Sweden, since 1958.
Every pair of Marcus Sweden clogs are handmade in our own factory. We use natural materials and traditional hand making techniques. Our materials are natural, showing twigs in the wood and different structures in the leathers . We love that about them and we think it’s what makes them special. No two pairs are the same. With the proper care, you should be able to enjoy your clogs for years. Please see below for tips on keeping your clogs in great condition.
Our bases are carved from a solid block of european lime wood with an outsole rubber. Lime wood is light weight, strong and beautiful. But please handle them with care, we do not accept returns on clogs that has been chipped:
Watch out for knocking the back of the heel onto edges of sidewalks or stairs: you may chip the wood. If this happens, it is very easy to glue it back with regular wood glue. If you do not have the piece of wood, use wood paste and apply to the base. Let it rest for some time and then make the surface smooth again using sand paper. Your local cobbler can also fix chips and cracks easily to keep your clogs in great shape for years.
If the outsole rubber falls off, immediately stop using the clogs! Wood is soft and you would wear them down in minutes. Please take your clogs to your local cobbler. Any cobbler will be able to replace the outsole rubber.
Cleaning the bases, untreated bases:
Some of our clogs are delivered to you with the wood untreated. If you like you can keep them untreated to get the real natural look. If you wish, you can also protect the wood with uncolored wax, wood sealer or even natural olive oil (Always first test underneath the clog to make sure you like the result).
Cleaning the bases, treated bases:
Some clogs are delivered with the wood already treated: We finish the wood of our clogs with a natural wax, which gives them a protective and nice looking surface. If you want, you can re-wax with uncolored wax, wood sealer or natural olive oil. If doing so, first clean the wood with mild detergent to remove stains (Always first test underneath the clog to make sure you like the result).
Cleaning the bases, varnished bases:
Some clogs comes with a black or brown varnish. Do not clean them with detergent or use sand paper on them as it would only ruin the varnish.
Our leathers: We only use leathers from Europe.
Vegetable tanned leather:
Always from Italy.
– Vegetable tanned leather is hard and rigid when the clogs are new. Do not despair, after a period of use, the fit will be superb.
– The leather can vary in color and have small marks when the clogs are new but over time it will darken and just become more and more beautiful.
– Do not use the clogs in wet weather. If the leather becomes wet, there is a tendency for the leather to stretch very much.
– If desired, lubricate the leather with natural olive oil. That will darken the color directly and get a protective surface.
Full grain leather:
A softer, smoother leather than vegetable tanned leather. If treated with any natural shoe polish it resist water better than vegetable tanned leather. Nevertheless, choose another pair of shoes in rainy weather.
Softer than full grain leather. Nubuck is often mistaken for suede. Nubuck is more durable and water resistant than suede. There is a number of different products to protect nubuck shoes. No matter what you choose to use, always start with testing it on a smaller surface.
Microfiber coated leather:
Genuin leather with a coating of Micro Fiber (MF). It looks and feel exactly like nubuck but is stronger and more resistant to dirt. Can be cleaned with mild detergent. Does not need to be treated with any protective products.
PU coated leather:
Genuin Leather that got a coating of Polyueretan (PU) at the tannery. It can be various colors and patterns. Can be cleaned with mild detergent. Does not need to be treated with any protective products.
Please remember: All leather, especially darker red tones, can color off on bare feet and light socks when the clogs are new. This will normally stop after a shorter time of use.
Buckles, rivets and caps:
This can seem less important. But it is not. Making clogs for more than 60 years have taught us the importance of details. We always choose these smaller details with great care. For instance, they are always nickle free. And never too cheap, small or fragile.
Inside the clog there is a label with our logo. Instead of using plastic, we always make the label out of leather. (do you know the real reason why there is a label? It is to hide the small hole underneath that comes from manufacturing the clogs)
Your clogs are being delivered in a shoe bag. It is made of organic cotton.