Crocs, Revisited.


Even though this blog is described as “the pseudo personal blog about blogging, technology and stuff” it seems that the most popular post has to do with my fashion sense. Let’s revisit Crocs. Eek!

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.

    By Jayvee Fernandez

    Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

    10 replies on “Crocs, Revisited.”

    I take it you took advantage of the Hush Puppies sale? Shoes or any foot gear is a good investment especially if one likes to ramble around – walk around a lot.

    My school shoes when I was in highschool has always been Hush Puppies for they’re just so comfortable! 🙂 I don’t think I could wear crocs , but it does look cute on my 8 year old baby sister! 🙂 Was about to buy my dad a pair of Crocs, but we ended up with a pair of Ipanema flipflops that were sooo comfortable on the feet, that I wanted to trade my Havs for Ipanema! 🙂 You might want to check out that brand, too 🙂

    I’ve been contemplating on whether to buy Crocs or not. Actually I’m not into collecting shoes. LOL, I only own around 4 pairs of shoes (including the leather, rubber and walking shoes). 😀

    jayvs, have you seen Sanuk sandals in Rustans makati? They’re supposed to be really comfy and of course, worn by celebs like Brad Pitt.

    crocs are comfortable but i really do consider them a novelty.

    gretch, i havent seen those yet. are you still in manila? when do you fly off to cebu again?

    The ones that look like ultimate sandals look pretty interesting. I think I might get those.

    In any case, how is this post even remotely connected with blogging or technology? 🙂

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