Firstly the logs are sawn up into planks then an important process starts, the drying of the wood. For newly sawn wood the drying process can take five weeks. The moisture content is reduced to around 11% to ensure stability of shape after machining. The planks are then cut up to different lengths according to the size of the bottom then milled to form the unique Troentorp instep which is the base of the anatomic sole, recommended by so many, that no other clog producer has. Adhesive is then put onto both the wood and the sole before they are pressed together. The bottoms are now put through a fine milling, then the nailing groove, the decorative stripe on the heel. Lastly the instep is polished and the outside of the bottom is varnished.
The leather hides are first inspected before we click out the uppers. Each model and size has its own die to give the best possible fit for the clogs. After clicking, the upper are stitched and have straps and buckles attached.
The uppers are soaked before the uppers are stretched onto the last. This way the clogs get a good shape already during production and not on the wearer’s foot. You can read more about the lasting in the “wet lasting” below.
The clogs are nailed with real nails rather than staples. This production stage is the most physically demanding. After the clogs have been nailed, the surplus leather is cut away. The clogs are then checked before entering a drying room. Once dry the clogs are put to cool down and then we remove the lasts.