Getting my Cloggs on in York

When an email lands in your inbox asking you if you want to go to a shoe shop, it’s very hard to say no. Shoes are a little bit of a weakness of mine – especially boots. My ankle boot obsession knows no bounds. Don’t judge me, I know you probably have a soft spot for a new pair of Converse, or a crippling pair of high heels.

Brightly coloured wellies and ankle boots at Cloggs shoe shop York
Who says wellies and waterproofs can’t be cool?

Silver ankle boots at Cloggs in York.
I want these. Disco.

Cloggs are better well known as an online shoe store, rather than a high street shop. Their website is great  – stocking all the brands that I like to drool over: Dr Martens, Converse, Ted Baker, Vans, French Connection, Clarks Originals, and loads more (I won’t bore you with a list, check them out at this link if you like). But, as easy as shoe shopping online is, I still prefer to go into a shop so I can try stuff on, see other pairs that I can plot to buy in the future, and have a cheeky look at bags too.

Dr Martens, Timberland and Ugg boots at Cloggs York
All the boots. Please.

DKNY trainers and shoes in York Cloggs store
Designer kicks.

It’s a good thing then, that Cloggs have just opened a shop in York.  I was invited to an event marking the opening of the store with a handful of other bloggers. We got to look round and paw our favourite pairs, drink bubbly, take daft photos and generally have a VIP shopping experience.  It was great speaking to the senior management of the business, hearing about their passion for giving great service to customers, and plans to open more high street branches. They’ve been doing well as an Etailer for over 15 years, and it certainly looked as though their expertise translates well into the physical store.

Converse waterproof ankle high boots in bright colours (yellow, purple, red).
Converse just went to a whole new level for me with these.

The shelves were laden with beautiful shoes – I loved the Dr Martens display (Docs are my favourite footwear, without question), but I even found a pair of UGGs I liked – I usually turn my nose up at these ugly granny boots, but they now make ‘proper’ boots too, just with the fleece lining, which is not to be sniffed at in this cold weather!

Dr Martens and Ugg boots on shelves in Cloggs, York store
So many Dr Martens. Not enough feet.

Floral Dr Marten Boots
I loved these floral Docs. I’m not sorry.

Cherry red dr Marten pascal boots
Cherry Reds 4 eva.

I went to Cloggs with Jenna from Hepcat Blogs – she definitely loved the UGGs as well as the Hunter and Joules wellies, and a heeled pair of Converse (I never knew these existed!).

Jenna with a sweet pair of wellies. We thought these were far too nice to muddy up.

If you like Uggs, Cloggs have some nice Christmas gift ideas

More Christmas gift ideas from Cloggs

After a couple of hours of debating which shoes were our favourites, it was time to go home. But the lovely people at Cloggs surprised us the next day by gifting us our top-rated pair. I was stunned to receive the ridiculously brilliant pair of Dr Martens Pascal boots in cherry red. Wow. 
I’m posting a bit more about these boots soon, so check back for an update.

cosy slipper boots with fair isle patterns and stripes at Cloggs York
I don’t think it’s possible to have too many cosy slippers.

DKNY handbags, wallets and boots
Know a DKNY Diva? Cloggs have you sorted.

Thanks so much, Cloggs. I had a great time at the store event, and will definitely come and see you in York again soon.

Joules Wellies. Too cute.

faded leather tan brogues with red laces.
I love brogues anyway, but these faded leather ones with red laces were perfect.

You can find Cloggs online: or in York on corner of Feasegate – it’s a large 2-story shop, so you can’t miss it!

As a treat, they also have 20% off everything online today only (15th December 2014) using code GIFT20 at their checkout.

Converse boots with sparkles, studs and sequins at Cloggs in York.
Converse. Be still, my beating heart.

What would you pick as your favourite pair of shoes from Cloggs?



  1. December 20, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    ALL THE PRETTY SHOES! I wouldnt know where to start! 🙂

  2. December 24, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    It's great Kel, it's like a sweetshop but you know, shoes. Um, you know what I mean! x