When I was 15, I inherited a pair of vintage, wooden-soled Swedish clogs from my mother. They were beautiful, broken-in russety leather, insanely comfortable and generally perfect in every way. I wore them until they fell to bits. All told, they had lasted over 20 years. Foolishly, I replaced them with a lesser pair and nearly broke my neck innumerable times walking in them before I gave up - they were a pale shadow of my lost Swedish treasures.
I'm thinking it's time for a new pair. My basic criteria: must be have wood soles and come from Sweden. I was planning on getting these, but I'm being drawn to these.
(Also these, but that's another kettle of fish.)