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Wooden Shoes and Marken Blog

The Legend of the Pointy Clogs of Bethmale

Pointy wooden shoes of bethmale

These shoes are a real eyecatcher in our museum. The strange pointy noses bring up questions. Why are they shaped like this? Why are the points so ridiculously large? And the most important one: What is the story behind these shoes? I'm going to tell you the legend of the pointy clogs of Bethmale. 

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Wooden Shoes as a Safety Shoe, Is it Really Safe to Work with Clogs?

Wooden Shoes as a Safety Shoe, Is it Really Safe to Work with Clogs?

droping axe test

The clog has been used for centuries as a safety shoe in the Netherlands. And has proven itself in those years as a perfect foot protector. The safety that a wooden shoe offers is great. For example,

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Roof ridge decorations / facade signs, why are these things on the roofs in Holland?

facade decorations holland

When you walk around the island of Marken, you also have to look upwards from time to time. The roofs are decorated with so-called "makelaars." What is the story behind these things? what are they for?

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How to fit a wooden shoe

wooden shoe fitting

Every day hundreds of people try out the clogs in our store. Of course they want the right size. How does this work with clogs? A clog must not be too tight. When you take them too small, you get pain at your feet. 

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The origin of the Dutch kissing couple

Giant Kissing Couple

Everyone who have visited the Netherlands remembers them, the Dutch kissing couple. In the last years it has become a true symbol of Dutch love. It has a typical Dutch appearance through Dutch clothes, and everyone loves love. Every day people take pictures in our wooden shoe factory. A popular pose among couples is always "the kissing couple." It is very simple:

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