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Wooden Dutch Clogs .... A Helpful Tip


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#1 DavidofMersea

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 03:23 PM

I have been wearing Wooden Dutch Clogs in the garden for many years. Recently, for reasons that are not interesting, I lost them, so I thought I would buy a new pair. Nobody in Mersea sells Wooden Dutch Clogs, and nor does anybody else anywhere near, so I went online and bought some. When they arrived they were a little bit too big, but I was reluctant to return them for in case a smaller size was too small. After a while I felt that these clogs were just a bit too big and something had to be done, so I bought an aerosol of expanding liquid foam. I put my feet in plastic bags, and put them in the clogs. Then I filled the clogs with the expanding foam, and now they are a perfect fit.

The tip is, if your clogs are too big, fill the gap with expanding foam

#2 gravelld

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 04:06 PM

I would use Flexifoam for that extra cushioned feel.

I believe Icynene is actually available in can form from Canada?!

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 04:10 PM

A Windmill In Old Amsterdam


(originally posted on Thursday, September 07, 2006)
A Windmill In Old Amsterdam
A mouse lived in a windmill in old Amsterdam
A windmill with a mouse in and he wasn't grousin'
He sang every morning, "How lucky I am,
Living in a windmill in old Amsterdam!"

Chorus:
I saw a mouse!
Where?
There on the stair!
Where on the stair?
Right there!
A little mouse with clogs on
Well I declare!
Going clip-clippety-clop on the stair
Oh yeah

This mouse he got lonesome,
he took him a wife
A windmill with mice in,
it's hardly surprisin'
She sang every morning, "How lucky I am,
Living in a windmill in old Amsterdam!"

Chorus

First they had triplets and then they had quins
A windmill with quins in, and triplets and twins in
They sang every morning, "How lucky we are
Living in a windmill in Amsterdam, ya!"

Chorus

The daughters got married and so did the sons
The windmill had christ'nin's when no one was list'nin'
They all sang in chorus, "How lucky I am
Living in a windmill in old Amsterdam!"

Chorus

A mouse lived in a windmill, so snug and so nice
There's nobody there now but a whole lot of mice.

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 04:46 PM

Why not just buy a pair of crocs? they come in different sizes you know.

Edited by ProDave, 18 April 2016 - 04:46 PM.


#5 DavidofMersea

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 06:40 PM

View PostProDave, on 18 April 2016 - 04:46 PM, said:

Why not just buy a pair of crocs? they come in different sizes you know.

Crocs are very different, they are just cheap plastic shoes, whereas Clogs are proper solid shoes that will last almost for ever. Also clogs are waterproof and you can walk in the mud .... Ideal for a building site, especially if you drop a brick on them

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 06:38 AM

View PostDavidofMersea, on 18 April 2016 - 03:23 PM, said:

I have been wearing Wooden Dutch Clogs in the garden for many years. Recently, for reasons that are not interesting, I lost them
I am interested in how you lost them :)

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 07:44 AM

Woodworm :D Nos

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 07:55 AM

I wore traditional Lancashire clogs for 16 years and only stopped wearing them when the clog maker retired and closed up shop.

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 08:18 AM

View PostSteamyTea, on 19 April 2016 - 06:38 AM, said:

I am interested in how you lost them :)

I can't believe you are really interested in how I lost them, but if you are, here is the story. After you have worn wooden clogs for a while the sole wears to the way you walk. and then you put rubber soles on them .... This advice was given to me by a clog wearing Dutchman.

The rubber soles on my clogs were getting worn through, and they needed to be re-soled. I notice that Sainsburys had a cobbler in store, so I asked if they could re-sole my clogs, and he said "Yes, bring them in", So the following week I did. The Cobbler on duty was a different cobbler, and he said he could not sole them. So I put them in my trolley and took them back to my car with my shopping. When I got home, the clogs were not in my car, I think I must have left the in the trolley. I telephoned Sainsburys, but they had not had them handed in.

That was not very interesting was it?

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 08:19 AM

View PostTriassic, on 19 April 2016 - 07:55 AM, said:

I wore traditional Lancashire clogs for 16 years and only stopped wearing them when the clog maker retired and closed up shop.

Why not buy some Dutch clogs?

#11 SteamyTea

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 08:22 AM

It is interesting. Do you think they have gone on a Famous Five type adventure, or ended up on the shelves in Sainsbury's.
Maybe they have become kindling, or a small child is whittling them into woodland creatures.

I lived in Holland as a kid, don't remember anyone wearing clogs, rubber soled or no. :D

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 08:27 AM

My mate was "fitted" for his custom HGV seat in a similar fashion. Sat on a seat frame whilst they squirted foam around him. The resulting mass is then upholstered for the perfect fit.

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 09:07 AM

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That's the standard way of fitting racing seats too - Many years ago I visited the Jordan GP development centre at Silverstone and was shown their collection of seats imprinted by various famous and not so famous arses. My guess is the average HGV seat may require more foam.

#14 DavidofMersea

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 09:29 AM

View PostSteamyTea, on 19 April 2016 - 08:22 AM, said:

I lived in Holland as a kid, don't remember anyone wearing clogs, rubber soled or no. :D

My Dutch friend, that I referred to above, said that all the kids in his school wore clogs, although that was before the war. When I visited a friend in Holland a few years ago, his next door neighbour was wearing clogs in the garden

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 09:48 AM

After reading this thread, I want some clogs.

Where do you get them? (Don't say Holland)

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 04:48 PM

Clogs are DEADLY!

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Clogs, badly fitting or carelessly left on stairs, cause 300 accidents a year,

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 07:34 PM

View PostDavidofMersea, on 18 April 2016 - 03:23 PM, said:

I have been wearing Wooden Dutch Clogs in the garden for many years. Recently, for reasons that are not interesting, I lost them, so I thought I would buy a new pair. Nobody in Mersea sells Wooden Dutch Clogs, and nor does anybody else anywhere near, so I went online and bought some. When they arrived they were a little bit too big, but I was reluctant to return them for in case a smaller size was too small. After a while I felt that these clogs were just a bit too big and something had to be done, so I bought an aerosol of expanding liquid foam. I put my feet in plastic bags, and put them in the clogs. Then I filled the clogs with the expanding foam, and now they are a perfect fit.

The tip is, if your clogs are too big, fill the gap with expanding foam
When I was a child in Holland we always wore clogs in winter in the country, sort of worked a bit like the snow tennis racket things over mud and kept one's feet warm. We used to use the blue slipper things on our feet first (one can still find them as wellie wear) and if very wet and muddy one put a sort of band thing on that went in the groove between the heel and the flat bit on the sole and over one's instep.

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 08:18 PM

So glad we lived in Scheveningen, at the posh end B)

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 08:26 PM

That's not in the country though is it? Den Haag nice town though, Where you were windy and a bit bleak in winter.

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 08:39 PM

There is a picture of my sister and myself sitting on the beach, I am sure it is a blue and white image from the early 1960's.
It got worse after that, we moved to Essex.
But then got better, South of France and then the West Indies. Now that is a climate I like.