Clogs (shoes made of wood) are one of those “typical” things indelibly associated with our image of Holland. Called klompen in Dutch, these shoes are basically a form of protective sandal. Because they are hard, your feet are protected if something drops on them or you step on something sharp. So they are designed for farmers, gardeners, and the like.
Nowadays, very few people wear clogs. The professional market has mostly died out and clog-makers depend on the 100,000 or so clogs bought by tourists each year. Many of these clogs are decorational. Nowadays they even make furry clog-slippers which are manufactured in China.