Monday, 19 January 2009

wooden shoes

i have decided that this years summer shoes are to be sustainable, environmentally friendly wooden shoes. not the classic swedish slip-in ones (which my favourite person in the world can't stand), but a pair with a bit more class - and there are two possibilities:



















a) swedish hasbeens. i already wrote about them last year, but i never managed to get a pair. this year they have a new collection of adorable superhigh peeptoes, which look fantastic. and they are being sold in a store in karlstad where i'll be sometime during fabruary/march so i'll at least go and try them on.













b) mohop shoes. they don't have this 70s-feeling as the swedish hasbeens, but they look so much fun anyways! you get five pairs of ribbons with your purchase, and depending on your mood and clothes you can really easily remove the ribbons and put other ones in. if the five sets of ribbons are not enough you can always get more.

the best thing with both is that they will last really long (basically a lifetime) if you treat them well and they are handcrafted locally (and not somewhere in the far east).
both pictures are borrowed from the companies' homepages.

26 comments:

Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka said...

I like thoose shoes!

Malin said...

Mohop shoes, definitely!

Nadine said...

Great choice of shoes... I love wooden heels.

Andreas said...

Yes. Mohops. They're cool. The others look like clogs, and we all know that clogs are the cause of both famine and wars.

mallis said...

De första! nu har de sådana på din sko med flätade remmar över foten. Tror det var ett samarbete med Moheda toffeln. Kolla Knulp annars har jätte fina sandal varianter.

sv: Ja det är ett plus det är ju 24 km till jobbet med. Så marginalerna kan behövas. :)
Håll tummarna att vi gillar läget. Det är det som är det svåra just nu.
Kram

Cathy Voyage said...

You're right...this summer should be ecological!

fröken lila said...

@ glamour-och-fläskpannkaka: yes, i like them too. it's so hard to decide!

@ malin: thanks for the vote!

@ nadine: yes, i know. though, every time i'll walk down the stairs in them people will think an elephant came into the house.. =)

@ andreas: well, yes. i know. we'll see. i still love parts of the 70s...

@ mallis: tack för rösten! jag ska se, har väl lite tid kvar att bestämma mig..
jag háller tummarna för er! hoppas det blir bra!

fröken lila said...

@ cathy: oh yes. i'll do my very best..

dotti said...

hi lena, where can you get the mohops? they look awesome!
nice blog, btw!!

fröken lila said...

@ dotti: tank you =) there is a link in the post to their homepage. they do have a webshop there. other than that i actually don't know. but inetrnational shipping is only 2 dollars.

dotti said...

hey lena, me again, ughh, ahhh, i definitely want them mohop wedges!! they are gorgeous!! shame you can't buy 'em in germany but anyway a definite must-have! thanx for the hint and pic. cool stuff. have u made your devcision yet?

The Clothes Horse said...

I love wooden shoes! I actually have a vintage pair, but since I took a tumble in them I've been afraid to wear them! I need some with a smaller heel...
P.S. You're linked. :)

spabeachresorts said...

amazing collection!!! and the photo is awesome

Vasiliisa said...

I really love both of them, just hoping they'd fit my price range!

fröken lila said...

@ dotti: you're welcome! i don't know yet, i guess i'll wait till i have seen the swedish hasbeens in person, but probably the mohops. my boyfriend likes them a little bit more, and i really have problems deciding...

@ the clothes horse: thank you so much! both the mohops and the swedish hasbeens come with low heels as well, so there's you option!

@ spabeachresort: well, i wish they were mine, but they are not.. (but i'll dream on..)

@ vasiliisa: oh, the pricerange. both are pretty much the same, but if you count in shipping costs then the mohops will come cheaper. on the other hand, i think there must be a shop in helsinki selling the swedish hasbeens (even with lower heels, of course) - check their homepage for more info!

Vasiliisa said...

Yup, I have seen Hasbeens at Helsinki 10, but didn't try them on after I saw the price! I should have asked for my size and decided that's too much trouble considering I couldn't have afforded them anyway.

Helsinki 10 is the largest of those stores and they only had one Hasbeens model. So, I don't think the selection here is very good :(.

Mallis said...

tack för tipset tyvärr är det ju så att vi har gjort det redan, men ändå blivit kära i ett "fel" hus.

Därav all förvirring. Snacka om att lägga krokben för sig själv. :P

Mallis said...

Vi vill ut på landet, men om man ändå ska pendla så vill vi ha känslan av att bo på landet med. Här är det villaomr precis som i stan men långt bort. Men huset är stort och bra och billigt. Men trädgården är typ oanvändbar. ca 2m gräs runt om bara.

Men men vi får se på fredag.

yiqin; said...

Ah wood heels! how lovely.

Mallis said...

näe eg behöver vi inte bestämma oss än. Men jag har beslutsångest ändå.


man planerar ju innan och "möblerar" i huvudet. För att se om det är nåt att satsa på.

Linnea said...

Jag dras till de forsta....kommer bli fint med en sommarklanning!

Lillgull said...

I agree with someone here who said that hasbeen are too expensive. Its the trend hype.. They can charge what they want and everyone just byes without thinking...
I've just bought a really nice pair of wooden high heels at Scoretto. These wooden heels are a result of a collaboration with the 70s design label Gul & Blå. I have swedish (european) shoesize 35 and they happen to have this size!(very rare size in grownup shoes) So I bought them right away. They are in a lovely warm brown leather tone, and the leather is really soft, not hard and coarse with sharp edges like Swedish hasbeens. I have a feeling it takes some months to "gå in" eller "tämja"= tame a pair of Swedish Hasbeens. I hate blisters and sore feet in the summer!!! Ugly and painful.

I'll post a pic of my wooden high heels on my blogg soon. My camera's on strike...
I think the Mohops look really GREAT! What a clever design! U actually get 5 shoes in 1...

Träskor said...

I just love the Swedish Hasbeens Clogs!!!

I have a pair of the Covered Highs. They are so comfy and i like the fact that they are ecological and made in Sweden (that's probably why they are a bit pricey), but i don't mind paying for quality a bit more.

Im definatly saving my pennies this spring, so i can buy for the summer a pair of the orange Peep Toe Super Highs. I'm hooked!

P.S I contacted Swedish Hasbeens finnish agent, to ask about Helsinki shops and finnish online shops. They were very helpful and informed me, that in march most of the shops will start having the summer collection.

Sexy clogs said...

I prefer the Swedish Hasbeens.
They just look more like a cool classic. I can't wait for them to be sold here in Finland. I heard Helsinki10,Minus and Unkai webshop will be selling them.

fröken lila said...

@ lillgull: thank you so much for all this information! i haven't decided for any of those yet as the summer is still some months away. i will try and see if i can find those shoes you featured on your blog!

@ träskor: i wouldn*t go for the covered ones as my boyfriend would aprove even less of those than of the peeptoe ones. so it would be a peeptoe-pair if they fit and if i can afford them..

@ sexy clogs: good luck with finding a pair for yourself! they sure are pretty!

Sandy De Luxe said...

Du kan lätt beställa på www.swedishhasbeens.com
De skickar till hela världen och jag som faktiskt ha hela 3 (!) par kan säga att storlekarna är normala. Jag har 40 och de är perfekta. De är dock lite tighta i början men eftersom det är skinn går de lätt ut sig. Nu tror jag jag skriver det på engelska också för jag såg att det var fler som letade.

You can order at www.swedishhasbeens.com they ship worldwide and the sizes are normal. Neither big och small in sizes.