Connoisseur: May 2010: Let It Slide: Rachel Baker

Spring’s transitional clog is no longer a hard sell.

SINCE CAPE CLOGS launched in 2006, its clogs have been eco-friendly and well made (the firm teams up with a Swedish cobbler for authenticity). But trend-wise, the comfy wooden-soled shoes were more punch line than style statement. This season, however, it seems the fashion gods are smiling on the Bourne-based business, with clog-inspired footwear showing up on runways from Chanel to Gucci. While the company also turns out floral, patent leather, and open-toe looks, this classic wood and navy leather pair is our favorite of the bunch: The clean lines but decidedly bohemian silhouette make them the perfect antidote to the bare-all flip-flop. No pedicure? No problem!
$79.99, capeclogs.com.