What do you think about "Crocs"?

"Crocs" sandals - an ugly pair of ugly crocs
@CanadaGal (4307)
Canada
March 15, 2008 4:59pm CST
You know the plastic sandals I'm talking about. They're everywhere! What do you think of them? Do you own a pair? Do you have real crocs or another version? What colour or colours are your crocs if you have any? If you don't have any, why not? Do you want to buy a pair? Myself, I can't stand them! I don't care how comfortable people say they are, they're uglier than all get out, and I refuse to buy them for myself or my kids. I liken them to those nasty "Jelly shoes" in the 80's. Remember those? EWWWW!!!! It's been a really nice break not having to see a pair of crocs in many months. But that's only because it's still winter and not mild enough for people to wear them again yet. I'm sure it won't be long before I'm bombarded with the eyesores again. Sigh!
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41 responses
@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
I don't have a pair. I don't find them attractive but if they are comfortable that will be a good point. I don't like plastic shoes though, so I will probably not try them at all. MY feet get all sweaty and keep sliding inside plastic sandals. I don't mind the colors though, they look like something I would wear when camping or at the beach. ANd hey if they are as comfortable as claimed who knows maybe one day I will try one, but certainly not as a fashion statement, they will never work for that LOL I had jelly sandals. We used them at certain beaches back home to protect our feet from this fish that has a poisonous sting. We didn't really wear them in the street unless we were just across from the beach and it was more practical to take them on our feet already:)
@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
I agree... for water activities, especially in beach areas that have lots of stones, and in your case, poisonous fish, they are wonderful things. But I don't think there's any way they could be molded to look nicer. lol.
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@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
COmpletely agree with you on that LOL
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@deebomb (15348)
• United States
16 Mar 08
Crocs are just that. They are the ugliest piece of clothing that has ever come out. I don't think they even look comfortable. They look like your feet would slide all over in them. My granddaughter has a pair and since we wear the same size shoe i tried them. I didn't find them at all comfortable. I saw a Dr wearing them in the hospital once and ask him about them. he said they wear comfortable and he liked them. He had invested in the crock company. Hope he isn't losing on them
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
Oh, I'm sure he's making a mint if he has shares in them. I don't know how much longer this fad will last. Remember Dr. Scholl's clogs? Those were all the rage for years too. Now THOSE I wouldn't mind getting a pair of again.
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@deebomb (15348)
• United States
16 Mar 08
Sorry I don't remember Dr. Scholl's clogs. Since they are by Dr scholl's I'm sure they were comfortable.
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@chiyosan (29396)
• Philippines
16 Mar 08
i do not like crocs! i hate the colors.. its too loud and the design isn't really amazing... maybe people love wearing them cause it is comfortable to walk around with. still i have not tried and will not buy one for me. i even told my brother not to buy my niece any crocs. also there has been increasing escalator accidents for kids whose crocs got stuck up in escalators....
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
I would think that crocs would be safer on escalators than laces on shoes, but I haven't seen any studies on either situation. I haven't tried wearing them either. I would rather wear my berkenstock wannabe sandals. At least they aren't made of plastic.
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• Australia
16 Mar 08
Yeah i think they are gross, i had to buy a pair for my son - under protest and only because we were in a small town and there were only a couple pairs of childrens shoes available. I got real crocs but i still think they are ugly! even on my little cutie they are bad.
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
I would have to be in quite the predicament to succumb to buying crocs for my kids. The only pair I saw that were cute, were tiny pink ones on a baby girl who was just over 1 yr old.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 08
Mine is pink but I dont like it too. It was given to me by a friend but I cant tell it to her directly that I dont like it. The crocs is so bulky in appearance. If I see one's wearing it, he's like wearing a ship on his feet. No offense meant. I do prefer jelly shoes, it's very girly and do like the bright colors. Last year, it was in fashion in the Philippines. Too bad I havent had a chance to have a pair of it.
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• United States
15 Mar 08
I love these shoes. I have a pink pair, and a navy blue buffalo bills pair. I would have a pair in every color, if I could afford it. They are quite ugly, but so comfortable.
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
15 Mar 08
Hurray! Someone actually likes them! :) I knew you were out there... you had to be. After all, there are so many of you wearing them. lol.
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@p1kef1sh (45648)
15 Mar 08
I much prefer old fashioned galoshes for traipsing up the garden to my rat infested compost bin. Mind you a "Croc" would soon deal with those little blighters. As you so rightly say, we shall be entering the Croc season soon. Men and women of zero taste wear them here. I see their practicality but they are too expensive (£30) for what they are and I get irritated that everyone that I meet that owns them has to tell me how much they've changed their lives and could change mine. So would a frontal lobotomy but I wouldn't want one of those either. My cold's getting the better of me now so I shall break off. But if you want to start an anti Croc movement, you can have a UK representative with pleasure. [i]Let's give the sock to the Croc[/i]
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
15 Mar 08
That's a crazy price! They're about $30 here, so 1/2 price from what you pay there. I agree, they do seem practical for garden work. In fact, I think that's how I first saw them in a Canadian Tire catalogue a few years ago. "Garden Clogs". I thought they were butt ugly then too. I wonder now if anyone is going to say they like them? The odds aren't looking good so far. lol.
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@skinnychick (6937)
• United States
16 Mar 08
I lived in my jelly shoes- I loved them- LOL. They were ugly but back then all the rage! :) I like crocs, there are comfy. I'm in nursing school and I wear them all the time. They are pricy for what they are but very addicting once you start buying them.
@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
I already have an addictive personality as it is.. I wouldn't want to add crocs to that list. lol.
• United States
16 Mar 08
Yeah don't get started then...:) You may end up getting some bright orange ones and that would be bad but you wouldn't be able to help yourself..oh wait---I just did that! LOL
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
Oh gawd! ORANGE??? EEK!!!!
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
16 Mar 08
I love crocs! I own a pair and my daughter (11) owns several... Of course we have the real crocs. Got a great sale. Hot pink, rainbow colored, blue... They are super comfortable- and great slip on shoes to run to the mailbox. I wear mine still in the winter for this reason.. throw them on-- run to the mailbox and back... they dry quickly as they are plastic. I can't wait to buy a couple more pair this year : ) I hated jelly shoes-- they were UGLY... I admit crocs are not the cutest-- but they are cute... and if everyone else is wearing them-- why not me too?
@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
I have a natural inclination to avoid major trends like that. I usually boycott them. But some I jump right on the bandwagon (for example, with Guitar Hero 3 for my ps2 lol).
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
16 Mar 08
See now I have played that game and I could never imagine spending the money they want for it- It wasn't fun for me- I played it on the Wii... I prefered bowling over guitar hero...
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
17 Mar 08
I have yet to try a Wii system. I played double bass in school orchestras for over 7 years, and I had my own electric bass, so I'm very comfortable with the separate hand movements and reading the "notes".
@lecanis (16741)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
15 Mar 08
I liked jelly shoes! Granted, I was a little kid then... I don't like Crocs. I don't even know why, but I just don't find them appealing. I've heard that they're comfortable too, but I wore a pair that belonged to a friend for a little while at work, and I didn't see the big deal about them. So I guess I'm with you on this one, if not about jelly shoes.
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
15 Mar 08
You liked jelly shoes? I don't know Lecanis. I really really liked you. I'm not sure I can handle this information. It might affect our friendship.
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@lecanis (16741)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
15 Mar 08
Little Lecanis - So I had no fashion sense as a kid!
Hey, give me a break! I was born in 1980! So when I was wearing jelly shoes, I still looked like this:
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
15 Mar 08
Cute pic! :D I swear I had a top made of the exact same material, but it was long sleeved and didn't have the frills thing going for it. Okay.. all is forgiven. You were just a child. How were you to know?
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@sdj3rd (65)
• Philippines
16 Mar 08
i dont like crocs. maybe because it is named after an animal i dont like. its too bulky and doesnt fit my style.
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
I can't see how they fit anyone's style. I am not sure why they are named crocs... I guess the profile of the shoe is comparable to the profile of a crocodile?
@sdj3rd (65)
• Philippines
17 Mar 08
it does not portray my personality, and yes, i dont like the profile of a crocodile
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@bronie123 (4596)
• United States
16 Mar 08
I think there ok for me to wear to my job (a hospital) but i would never wear them out
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
Are you going to test that theory? ;)
@bronie123 (4596)
• United States
17 Mar 08
No they started out as shoes for nurses i think LOL i just meant i wouldnt wear them out with normal clothes only with my scrubs
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@Fishmomma (7162)
• United States
16 Mar 08
I have one pair and think they are one of my worst shoe purchases. They don't fit right on my feet, so made my feet hurt. I purchased them for the beach, which I live near, but they are now in the closet. I'm wearing my flip flops and have 10 pairs of them in different colors. By the way, there is a pair of Jelly Shoes in the closet also.
@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
The jelly shoes looked painful, but I'm surprised that you find the crocs hurt your feet. I'm with you on the flip flops though... I tend to go with the leather ones, or the berkenstock wannabes (suede).
@Fishmomma (7162)
• United States
16 Mar 08
The problem is the width, as they look wider than they are to me. I wish companies that make items for women were consistent on their sizes. My closet has size 8, size 8 1/2 and size 9 shoes. In clothes its much worse!
@cyberfluf (5007)
• Netherlands
16 Mar 08
I don't think they look nice but I do own a pair I use at my work. I work in a childdaycare and you are standing up a lot throughout the day. Due to the new rules of the firemen it's not allowed to walk barefoot, on socks, slippers or anything like that. You need a sturdy sole so you won't slip. I don't want to ruin my good shoes by keeping them on all the time, and I think it's more hygienic to put on indoor shoes when working with small children. They are a cheap alternative for ergonomic footwear, they don't get very hot and are easy to clean. These were the reasons for me to purchase a pair even though they aren't pretty. Sometimes it's just function over fashion, if I can't even stand some stupid shoes for the hygiene and rules on my workspot, how much would I than care about other important rules around my workplace? I know what people are going to say. Then buy some other cheap shoes! Thing is, you have to stand up a lot and you want your feet to have some good support. Also, most normal shoes get terribly hot. Shoes with a good footbed are ranging between 60 and 120 euros here. So yeah, hand over the crocs
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
I can see how they would be perfect for you in your work environment. I haven't noticed anyone wearing crocs as their indoor shoes at my sons' school yet. Likely because their indoor shoes are there gym shoes too, and the crocs couldn't possibly be safe for running.
@cyberfluf (5007)
• Netherlands
16 Mar 08
I guess they wouldn't be safe for running indeed. Crocs are used a lot here in Holland by people in daycare and in hospitals, I guess mostly because of their easy cleaning and pretty good foodbed for an inexpensive shoe. Lately, you don't see a lot of people wearing them on the street anymore. I wonder if they will hit back when summer arrives, or whether they've had their best time. Only time can tell ;) Thank you for your response!
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@sedel1027 (17872)
• United States
16 Mar 08
My son has a pair and loves them. My Aunt has 5 pairs and lives in them (she is on her feet all day). Every where I go people have them. My son wore his when he was in Iowa and wore them to play in the snow! Personally, I don't care for them. I want flip flops or tennis shoes, not something in between. however, I have been told that if I had a job where I was on my feet I would wear them. That may be true, lucky for me I don't have that kind of job! I guess people in your area don't know about the lined crocs that you can wear in the winter.
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
If I was working at a job that required me to be on my feet all day, I would invest in some shoes that offered more support to my entire foot. The crocs don't seem to do that, because they're so loose fitting.
@sedel1027 (17872)
• United States
16 Mar 08
As I said, I don't own a pair, but I notice a lot of nurses wearing them, so I assume they are comfortable to wear all day.
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@cortjo73 (6503)
• United States
16 Mar 08
I agree with you. I don't like them at all and will never buy them either. I wouldn't even walk around in my house with my hubby at work and no one but me, my 3 cats and one dog here. LOL! I don't want to hurt the feelings of any one on here that has them and loves them. I just think they are atrocious! LOL! And, I live in Georgia where they where them year round. So, I never get a break from seeing them. I have thought that they resembled the Jelly shoes from the 80's too. But, Jelly shoes were actually a little cute and not as clunky. LOL! I wore them. Have you seen that a new version of Jelly shoes is coming back? Lord help us all! That is a trend that should have been buried so deep that even an archiologist a billion years from now could find them.
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
I saw a commercial for the new jelly shoes, called "Sketchers". They make other kinds of shoes, but the plastic ones are still ugly. I'm sorry you don't get a break from seeing the crocs. Come up north in the winter sometime, then you'll get a bit of a break. ;)
@cortjo73 (6503)
• United States
16 Mar 08
I love Sketchers. I have a few different pairs of Sketchers shoes but, I won't be buying any of their Jellys. LOL! I am originally from Ohio and my hubby is originally from about an hours South of Buffalo so, we visit family in the winter during Christmas and, you are right...that is a break for me! LOL!
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@alamzaib (1288)
• Pakistan
17 Mar 08
I dont like crocs . I can't wait until this whole Crocs fad is over, because those are the ugliest shoes to ever be made. Ugh.
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
17 Mar 08
It's mostly the fluorescent coloured ones that get to me. The beige and brown and black ones at least hide their ugliness a bit, instead of boasting about it.
• United States
17 Mar 08
OMG! Someone who feels the way I do. I HATE THEM. I will not buy a pair period. and someone did buy my girls a pair and they are just yuck. UGH and my 2 y/o feet get all sweaty and sticky. I would rather not thank you.
@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
17 Mar 08
Maybe you should tell the kids that they can only wear them with socks? That might help if they won't give them up completely.
• United States
16 Mar 08
I hate them! But I've never personally tried them on. I just think they look really ugly and the plastic looks uncomfortable too. We used to sell rip offs of them for real cheap where I worked. But yeah, maybe they are super comfortable and I'm just missing out. They just look really ugly to me!
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
I cannot get past their appearance either.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
16 Mar 08
They look great on my son LOL but not on me. They are just not for me LOL
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
They aren't for me either. And if I can help it, they won't be for my sons either (not paid for out of my pocketbook anyways lol).