Expert taken from Runner’s World Blog on July 06, 2009
Ugly Shoes, Happy Feet
Second only to a pair of “pig butt” slippers I had as a kid (yep, between the cheeks is where your feet went), the Keen Yoguis are the ugliest shoe-like things I’ve ever worn.
And I love them.
Unlike mushy Crocs (or pig butt slippers), the Yoguis have a footbed that cradles your foot with a mildly pronounced arch. These clogs are sturdy enough that they actually need a little break-in period before they totally conform to your foot.
A light, raised texture messages your sole, and they feel good with or without socks. That’s not to say they look really great either way, though. At left is the stunning camo version, but they also come in various tones of plaid (men’s and women’s). I have the (somewhat) understated graphite color which still caused quite the stir at a few 4th of July barbecues this past weekend. (“Cool robot clogs!”)
No, the Yoguis won’t replace flip-flops any time soon as the pinnacle of summer time cool, but they’re perfect for slipping on to recover after a long run. I also keep them in my truck to throw on after mountain bike rides. These will facilitate post-workout chilling for a long time.
By Shannon Davis