Best Bet: Knock on Wood

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Photo: Courtesy of Duo NYC

The clog may be the "It" shoe of spring, but the towering versions proliferating in stores seem too clunky for everyday. This Swedish-made pair by Brooklyn designer Nina Z marries the woven leather straps of a huarache sandal with the solid wood construction of a clog. The three-inch heel gives you extra leg-lengthening height, but the platform makes them comfortable enough to wear all day.

Lena Clog Sandal by Nina Z, $148 at Duo.