Long before the summer vacationing families discovered the Outer Banks as a hot tourist destination, fishermen from across the country flocked to coastal North Carolina. With no roads to navigate, and no vacation homes to stay in, anglers would brave the makeshift sandy paths that ran along thebeaches, and would set up makeshift campsites whenever there was protection from the wind and waves. They went through great efforts to visit the Outer Banks for one reason: Exceptional fishing.
Chameleon Clogs is a different kind of shoe store for the Outer Banks, one that you might expect to see in Asheville. Located at the Shoppes at 10.5 in Nags Head, which is off the Bypass at Milepost 10.5, the store is filled with colorful clogs for women, ranging from dressy styles to utilitarian shoes worn for comfort and ease of walking. The unique, custom clogs are made with beautiful woven tops, red patent leather, hand-painted designs and unusual patterns like cow, giraffe, oriental and brown leopard. Chameleon Clogs has recently partnered with Dala Clogs, a traditional Swedish clog with orthopedically constructed footbeds that support even weight distribution. Fans say the footwear has a soft step and helps to eliminate lower back strain and foot discomfort. Owner Rabiah Hodges is a well-known Outer Banks artisan who appreciates quality. Hours on Sunday are by appointment.