Okay, lets go for the cliches. Some people really do still wear wooden clogs; namely farmers and labourers. What could be better? They protect your feet against falling bricks and cows, and you can slip them off easily when you go inside. They do, apparently, meet proper EU safety standards. Dutch clogs are usually made of willow.

Here is how they are made

And you can buy them here on the Nieuwe Hoogstraat: 't Klompemhuisje