Wooden shoes (or clogs as someone would call them, incorrectly in my opinion), were worn not only in the Netherlands. They were the standard footware among the poor, the small farmers and the fishermen and many others - indeed, you may still find them in use among elderly people in the countryside. They were cheap, waterproof and lasted for a long time. In many ways the ideal shoe - that is, if you didn't want a flexible sole.
I found these at "Hordamuseet" mentioned in yesterdays post. They look as if someone has just stepped out of them after a long day in the fields.
STOP OVER -- REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA
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