What do you think of CROCS shoes?

@Modestah (11192)
United States
May 2, 2007 1:42am CST
what do you think of those lightweight foam shoes called Crocs? do you own a pair, what style?I remember when I first saw them I thought they were the ugliest things! but towards last summer I started to think they were kinda cute and sporty looking. of course there is one style that I think is really ugly right now, wonder what I will think of them in a year..... the one in the picture below looks like it is aptly named as a crocs - doesn't it look like a crocodile's snout? http://shop.crocs.com/c-4-Footwear.aspx?reqid=4&reqProdTypeId=4&subsectionname=footwear
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@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
2 May 07
Picture of Crocs... - Crocs - New Fashion?
I never seen crocs like the one in the picture you posted, but now a days, they have thousands of different styles for crocs. I did buy my daughter some crocs though. I like them. They are cute, for kids. I don't know if I would wear them, but they seem to be pretty popular with kids these days.
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@AmbiePam (49113)
• United States
2 May 07
I too like the ones with the straps on the back. You have a lucky little kid. : )
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• United States
2 May 07
i wouldn't wear them personally-they look ugly to me. i do see a lot of people around town with them though-those,and those "jellies" things. i have heard despite looks they are comfortable,however.
@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
2 May 07
They do look like a crocs snout...and although they would be cute for my little girl, I am sure that I wouldn't put them on my size 9 feet!
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
2 May 07
haha, nor me with my size 11 ! no need to draw more attention to them than what already happens naturally - thank you very much! :)
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@ctv101103 (860)
• Philippines
2 May 07
i had the same initial reaction as you. i thought they were the ugliest shoes. lol! but then, i keep hearing nice reviews about the shoes so i decided to check them out. i bought a pair for my hubby as a gift and he says it's really comfortable. he likes to use it specially when he drives or when he has to go shopping with me. i don't own a pair yet. i feel/look ridiculous when i tried them on. i felt i looked like ronald mcdonald (no offense). lol!
@brothertuck (1257)
• United States
2 May 07
My neice does irish dance, both in a dance group and individually. Sometimes are just shows, sometimes are competitions. They wear special dance shoes, the one type of shoe is sort of like balet shoes. I have seen some of the girls wear a type of croc shoe over top of their dance shoe to keep from scuffing or otherwise messing them up. I have seen some that I would like to use as beach shoes or at times I don't want to wear regular shoes.
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
2 May 07
My daughter has 2 pairs that she wears to work all the time in an Emerg ward. She says they ar the best thing she has found because they just rinse off when necessary, and they are like wearing a pair of slippers. I'm going to get a pair in a few weeks, after I get a few bills paid off.
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@Leykon (438)
• Canada
2 May 07
They are not the greatest looking shoes I have seen but they are about the most comfortable shoe I own,I got myself a pair and my hubby a pair as well ,he really likes his and wears them when were traveling and when he has to do a lot of walking on hard surfaces.I have a pair of gray beach style and hubby gas black ones They are also very easy to clean
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@AmbiePam (49113)
• United States
2 May 07
What about if I wore crocs and stepped in dog poo? Would they clean easily? I find it hard to get the poo out of the crevices of flip flops. I know it is an odd question, but it's relevant to my situation. LOL
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
2 May 07
I find the lightness and easy to clean features most appealing. especially with the kids - they need to make CROCs muck boots for going in and out of the barn in! I think they would be easy enough with dog plop to scrub off with a hard bristled scrubber brush used solely (pun intended) for that purpose....?
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@Leykon (438)
• Canada
3 May 07
They are really quite easy to clean,just some warm soapy water and they good
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@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
2 May 07
Yes, they sure are ugly shoes; but I've heard they really feel good on your feet. We sure know that most of our shoes DO NOT feel good on our feet. Why, they're not even shaped like our feet. I've never seen anyone whose feet come to a point, have you? Ordinary shoes have ruined my feet over the years. Maybe it's time for me to try a pair of Crocs...no matter how bad they look.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
2 May 07
:) I am tempted to get the beach style myself - but I do not imagine that I would ever get the ones in my picture up above - but as time goes on it seems I get desensitized to what I first found repulsive. I mean, when the pt cruisers first came out I thought them the ugliest car in existence, now these several years later - I find them quite classy. hehe
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• United States
3 May 07
On the news last night, there was a piece about Crocs being banned from being worn by workers at a local hospital because of static electricity problems. Can't you just imagine a doctor or nurse touching you and you getting shocked??? Ouch! I wish they'd given more info on exactly why they had this problem. Would it be the same in an office or your own home? More questions to ponder.
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
2 May 07
I have a couple of pairs and I love them. They are as good as going barefoot, only your feet don't get cold or dirty. I have the closed toe sandals (no holes in them) and a pair of the boots. I am hoping to get a pair like in your photo, and a pair of the sandals that have the thong between your tw toes. Where is a good place to shope for them in the US? They are so expensive here. The boots and the sandals each cost 40 euro, which is about $45. Seems too much, no mattr what innovative material they are made of, because it sure can't be cost of freight that is driving up the import price!
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@AmbiePam (49113)
• United States
2 May 07
I don't know if they will have exactly what you are looking for, but try Payless ShoeSource. They also have a website www.payless.com.
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@amydawn11 (906)
• Canada
2 May 07
A lot of nurses wear them. I bought my mom a pair last year and she loves them but I still think they are ugly, no offense to anyone who likes them. I won't buy them for myself. Although the ones for kids look cute, maybe because they are smaller.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
2 May 07
I've seen them..everywhere..lol I haven't ever tried a pair on to see how they feel. I do like them but I only wear Earth Shoes with the negative heel...most people think those are ugly..lol But I love them to me they are like not wearing shoes at all. But I may try a pair as they would be better for the beach. I'm always afraid I'll get my leather sandals wet. I've only heard good things about them so I guess I'll give them a try for the summers sand and sea.
@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
2 May 07
Crocs - A pair of Croc shoes
Well until my neice got a pair I'd never really seen them before. She got a pair only because she went out with her grandfather and Grandpa hated the shoes she had on. So he bought her a pair. Now her's are just like the ones in the picture below but hers have rhinestones in between each hole on the top. I did try them on and they seemed nice but I couldn't walk in them. She wears a size 10 and they are way too big for me. I might be checking into them though when I go to get a new pair of shoes. They seemed comfortable.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
2 May 07
wow, that is kind of funny. grandparents hated the shoes she had on so she got crocs!!! her other shoes must have been hideously awful looking, hehe.
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@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
3 May 07
Well her old shoes we called ankle breakers. They have the wooden type sole with a strap over the toe area and a wedge at the back. He hates anything like that and also flip flops. He's always been that way. These look nice on her and she can wear them to school. They are also sturdier and easier on the feet.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
3 May 07
it sounds like the crocs are a lot more sensible for her to be wearing. They actually sound unique and pretty? with the rhinestones. I've never seen them embellished like that.
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• Malaysia
3 May 07
no offence but i think it's pretty weird looking hehe...i wouldn't wear/buy one. plus, those shoes are quite costly over here!
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
3 May 07
they are pretty costly considering the material they are made of, and the fact that there really is no craftsmanship involved - probably just pour the foam rubber/plastic liquid into a mold and pop it out, huh?
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• United States
2 May 07
The first time I saw them I thought they were prescription or ortopedic shoes. I only saw them on older or heavier people. Then I saw them on kids, and my cousin got a pair. She said they are great and yes, just like slippers. I'd like to get a pair someday just to walk across to the store.
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2 May 07
I used to love crocs when I was pregnant. Now I just think they are ugly.
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@hezoid (2149)
5 May 07
Personally i don't like the look of them, and wouldn't want to wear them, even though people say they are comfey. They're just really not my thing! I also like a bit more of a heel than they offer anyway otherwise my calfs start to ache. I'll stick with wedge sandals this summer i think!
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@imalone (63)
• Philippines
3 May 07
i don't have crocs shoes, and i have a plan to buy one.. the doll shoes..
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• Philippines
3 May 07
My first impression for CROCS was "my gosh.. its ugly! who would want to wear this?". Well, i can't really say much about it because I don't particularly own a pair.
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@JackBravo (970)
• United States
2 May 07
oh man, the ones with the holes in them are sooooo ugly (fugly actually). but i see so many people wear them and i can't figure it out. i really don't know how they caught on in the first place. hehehe
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@AmbiePam (49113)
• United States
2 May 07
I actually think they are extremely ugly, both crocs and uggs. However, I think like you, they can grow on me if I give them a try. I just don't like them enough to pay the money for them. But I bet they are a godsend to nurses and other people who work in professions that keep them on their feet all the time.
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@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
5 May 07
I don't personally have a pair of them...yet. But I buy them for my little neice every year for her b'day and they last the entire year, and she lives in those shoes! My daughter got a pair for Christmas this year and she loves them. She wore them during her pregnancy and she said they were so comfortable. Reminds me of the shoe craze of the 90's, the bowtie shoes, Sam & Libby I think. I miss those shoes too, I loved them.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
5 May 07
I wonder if the knock offs are as comfy as the real deal - they sure are a lot less expensive. my 5 yo wants a pair of the crocks but I can't see spending that much money on such a small amount of molded foam rubber - I mean, her foot is no bigger than the length of my hand.
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• United States
7 May 07
For a 5 yr. old I wouldn't spend that much on the real deal either. My hubby bought my little 21 mon. old grandbaby a pair of walmart brand crocs, and she loves them. She wears them everywhere, you really can't tell a difference I guess unless you are an adult and wear them seriously. Many adults have trouble finding just the right fit, and I would assume that crocs would be more than comfortable, I wish I could get my 75 yr. old mom to try a pair.