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Ask the Strategist: Who Makes Maya Rudolph’s Clogs on Forever?

Photo: Colleen Hayes

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Question: I am in desperate need of your sleuthing skills. Maya Rudolph wears several pairs of (the same?) clogs throughout season one of Forever — and I need them. I also don’t want to blow hundreds on some random Swedish brand without the Strat stamp of approval. Help me hunt down these wooden-soled wonders?

On the Amazon show Forever, Maya Rudolph’s character June leads a really boring life and an even more boring afterlife, but one glint of brightness (aside from the very nice ceramics she makes) is her penchant for really good clogs.

We called Forever’s costume designer Kirston Mann, who told us the blue braided clogs Rudolph wears are (as we suspected) No. 6, a favorite of artsy moms from Boerum Hill to Silver Lake. “Both Maya and I are big clog wearers, we’ve been huge fans of No. 6 for many years, and in our real lives we have almost every color and every style. I’ve worked with her before on The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but this was the first time we got to do dream clothes that we would want to actually wear,” Mann said.

Rudolph in the No. 6 Leather Clog Buckle Boot. Photo: Colleen Hayes
No. 6 5” Leather Clog Buckle Boot on Mid Heel
$395 at No. 6

We also reached out to No. 6 owner Karin Bereson for more information on the two styles that Rudolph wears in Forever, who told us that Rudolph also wears the five-inch Buckle Boot clog.

No. 6 Mid Heel Old School Clog
$330 at Garmentory

“She also wears our Heidi Woven Clog on Mid Heel in navy, which is a very recent past style. We are doing it this season without the weave; it’s called the Old School Clog on Mid Heel and has become one of our best sellers. We can, however, make older styles for customers upon request.” —Bereson
This suede green pair is pretty great, too.

No. 6 Issa Closed Back Clog on Mid Wedge
$285 at No. 6

But if you’re dead set on a pair with the braided top detail, you can pick up a pair from this season, though they’re wedge heels rather than ordinary clogs. Or look through a few similar styles that you don’t have to wait for the No. 6 sample sale to find.

More clogs you might like:

Lotta From Stockholm Classic High Heel Clog
$95 at Amazon

For clog rookies, this pair of light-brown 2.7-inch-heel clogs is a great pair to start with — just remember that they take a few wears to break in and get used to.

MIA ‘Elsa’ Clog
$99 at Nordstrom

For a pair with braided detailing not so unlike No. 6, check out these MIA Elsa clogs.

Vollsjö Women’s Genuine Leather Wooden Clogs Made in EU
From $46 at Amazon

If you’re really looking for comfort or have a slightly wider foot, these are a good and inexpensive bet.

Sandgrens Swedish High Heel Wooden Clog Mules
From $90 at Amazon

This two-inch heel is perfect for everyday wear with jeans or dressier occasions with dresses or skirts.

Swedish Hasbeens Women’s Slip-In Super High Mule
From $185 at Amazon

For fans of higher heels, Swedish Hasbeens are well-loved and come in a broad range of colors and styles.

Free People Highland Park Clog
$128 at Free People

If you’re looking to go even higher, check out these caramel-colored babies from Free People.

Beklina Ribbed Clog
$270 at Garmentory

Finally, if you already own a pair of No. 6 or any of the above, you might want to try the pair we dubbed the “new status clog” in bright aqua blue.

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Who Makes Maya Rudolph’s Clogs on Forever?