Months ago, I wrote about how eccentric and great a pair of these were. Now I’m in regret. Let me re-qualify the statement I made back in October 16 2006:
Male arguments for Crocs
They are very very comfortable, like your entire foot is being massaged The holes make the shoes look so cool You can wet them and they will still be okay C’mon, we’re actually raving about shoes. Can’t you let us be for once?
Here’s my final argument why most men want a pair. Unlike women that can get away with wearing slippers to work, men cannot. Crocs are the closest thing to ultra comfortable footwear without having to look like slippers or sandals. Get it? Okay, everyone happy!
Now let me recant my statement. There are two types of Crocs – the ones that are comfy yet look a little awkward on your feet and the ones that are comfy and look flattering on your feet. I regret buying my first pair as lately, the novelty seems to be wearing off. Note that I didn’t deny the pampering my feet get, but the pair I got, The Islander, was just too … err .. you know. It belongs to my dad now, as he loves to use it for walking. I don’t think he gives a hoot about fashion in this era of his life.
If you must know, I have three pairs of Crocs. Apart from the Islander (argh), I have the ones that can double as shoes (no holes) and the Scutes, which you can see above. Of the three, I’ve come to the epiphany that Crocs are made best as slippers and another brand can surely replace the shoe-like designs. They’re called Hush Puppies. They brand has been around for so long, they’re old school comfy. Bought myself a pair of these, partly inspired by the Tipping Point using the brand as an example of a brand phenomenon.
In any case, have you seen the new line of Crocs? The ones that look like ultimate sandals? They’re fantastic. I should have waited for this line to come out before spending for the first two pairs.