This is a fifth post in a series that showcases the formerly shoe-obsessed Wayne’s shoe collection. Commentary by Wayne himself:

Since I know Kim love brown clogs…

Going back to my high-school days, there were two types of footwear I always fetishized and hoped would be available in men’s sizes: a pair of Dr. Scholl’s sandals and signature burgundy Etienne Aigner clogs. Well, in 1999-2000, Aigner had a shoe line designed for women (and us shoe trannies) with large feet called Easentials:

Easentials Box Top

Unfortunately, there were no traditional Aigner burgundy available, but there were pairs available only in both chocolate and black; both smooth and a rather flimsy woven. I remember buying one pair (can’t remember the color), not necessarily knowing if they would fit my man’s size 11 feet, but it did, and I bought 3 more pair in the other 3 styles. Here they are in chocolate smooth leather and chocolate woven leather. (I think you can imagine what the black smooth and woven would look like.)

Easentials Clogs

Easentials Clogs

And the woven:

Easentials Woven Clogs

(See how flimsy the insteps are?)

The smooth pair were extremely comfortable when I last wore them about 10 years ago when I lived in Atlanta. Sadly, with all my other clogs, I haven’t had the chance to wear them back here in conservative Alabama, but a brief tryout shows the basement rot hasn’t gotten to these 2 pair yet.

Unfortunately, Aigner discontinued the Easentials line (and large sizes) about a decade ago.

Thanks Wayne!  If Wayne sends me more photos, I’ll be sure to try to add more post to this series.