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Why don't people like crocs?

Poll Results: Do you wear crocs?

 
  • 3% (9)
    Yes, I think they are cute.
  • 31% (84)
    Yes, they are so comfy!
  • 6% (17)
    No, but only because I don't own any.
  • 30% (82)
    No, but I don't care if others do.
  • 22% (60)
    No- they are ugly and no one should wear them!
  • 6% (18)
    Other
270 Total Votes  
post #1 of 145
Thread Starter 
I hear/read occasionally about people who "hate crocs." Why? I get that some people think they're ugly and don't want to wear them, but why would they care if other people wear them?

Or are those people the exception, and most people are either pro-crocs or just don't care?
post #2 of 145
I personally find them uncomfortable. I also feel like they look sloppy. IMO, unless they're a job thing (ie at the hospital), or on little kids, then I feel like they should be relegated to the backyard, walking around the house etc. But then again, they're also just shoes, and everyone has a different style. I'm just saying personally, I don't find them a 'nice' option. I think an outfit looks more complete with say flip flops, or an easy slip on or something. I do find myself cringing when I walk by someone in the mall or such wearing jeans and a decently nice shirt, and then I glance down and they've got crocs on.
post #3 of 145
I don't like them for myself, they aren't comfy or my style, but for my kids and dh I like them. Dh doesn't wear them out ever though.

I think old ratty sneakers are a much worse choice and LOTS of people wear those! lol
post #4 of 145
I think they look like something little kids would wear to the beach... they just look kind of ridiculous for everyday wear, to me. Like if people started wearing their (fugly) bathrobes out on the street.

And yes, they are ugly too.
post #5 of 145
I checked it, no profanity, but a little harsh, sure. But.... I'd say this is why:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkz3BxAyFFQ
post #6 of 145
Oh, gosh.

Dar said it well.

They are silly. On the one hand, they are plastic, which is fine if you're into waterproof. I have a pair of garden shoes myself.

But on the other hand, they have holes.

So why the plastic? Why? The bright colors that don't match your clothes, the fact that you have to shuffle in them like clogs but unlike clogs they are not versatile, the fact that they are just fugly, I mean why would anyone ever wear something like that?

I don't care what other people wear. I don't care if they DO wear their pyjama bottoms and Crocs and sports bras and bathrobes to Target. Do. Not. Care.

However, they are still one of the worst fashion trends humanity has ever endured and they look like clown shoes... like the shoes the stupid clown would wear.

Oh, and people say they are comfortable. For that money you could buy a pair of Naturalizer shoes that is stylish and versatile and made you look like an adult, but you spent it on molded, non-waterproof plastic. Why?
post #7 of 145
I don't care.

I think I want a pair for the cottage though. They are convenient for wearing in the lake.
post #8 of 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_lissa View Post
I don't care.

I think I want a pair for the cottage though. They are convenient for wearing in the lake.
See? That's exactly the kind of use they should have.

Out in public, at the mall, doing your shopping, walking down the street... maybe not so much.
post #9 of 145
I don't wear them because I don't own any, though I have been toying with the idea of getting some for a while now...

But I bought a pair for DD and she loves them!

I don't think they're particularly 'cute' or 'ugly', but then I really don't care much about shoes (I have very big feet for a woman, so generally my only concern is whether or not they fit without killing my feet.)
post #10 of 145
Well, I don't walk up to people and say, "wow, I really hate your shoes," but I think we all have fashions we don't care for even though no one is forcing us to partake in them personally. Hammer pants anyone? Bedazzled acid washed denim?
post #11 of 145
I like 'em. I don't care what any of you say!

I think they're cute. I haven't worn them in a while, though. But I wear my fleece lined winter ones all the time when it's cold. They got me through my pregnancy, for sure.

If they were cheaper I'm sure I would have had them in every color.

They're awesome.

So there! Nah-nee-nah-nee-nah-nah.

It looks like I'm all alone in that particular vote on the poll, though.
post #12 of 145
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhiOrion View Post
I like 'em. I don't care what any of you say!
me too! I don't have an opinion on whether they are cute or not though. It never occurs to me to see shoes as "cute" or "ugly" lol.
post #13 of 145
I started wearing them when I had a heel spur. They were the only shoes that did not leave me crying at the end of the day. So yes, I still wear them, as I am on my feet a lot. I don't think they are cute, but man, they are so comfortable. I don't care what other people think, though, my self confidence is pretty high right now.
post #14 of 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by DevaMajka View Post
It never occurs to me to see shoes as "cute" or "ugly" lol.
Really?

I am not so into shopping and girlie stuff, but even I am not immune to the lure of cute shoes...
post #15 of 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dar View Post
I think they look like something little kids would wear to the beach... they just look kind of ridiculous for everyday wear, to me. Like if people started wearing their (fugly) bathrobes out on the street.

And yes, they are ugly too.
What she said.

I've never tried on a pair of crocs, much less owned any, so I don't know if they are super comfortable - but to me, they would have to like massage my feet and make me float to convince me to wear them.
post #16 of 145
Thread Starter 
I'm not even very good at "matching" my clothes. My friends in high school used to tease me about it, and I don't think I've gotten better... I try sometimes, I just don't have that knack. lol.
post #17 of 145
I don't use myself. My kids love them. I don't like there is plastic material, but we're spend most of our time barefeet, so it's not such a big deal.
post #18 of 145
I don't hate them, but I don't think they are cute, and while it's nice that they're light, they twist around a lot and they rip the skin off my feet if I don't wear socks, so I don't find them comfortable.
post #19 of 145
What Dar said.

...and the bedazzled acid wash/hammer pants thing too except not as amusing. My ds wears them and so does dh sometimes. Makes me cringe. I have a pair of Chaco leather flipflops that are incredibly comfortable and don't look ridiculous. Don't get me started on the weird toe shoes my dh just got. I refuse to be seen in a restaurant with him wearing those things.
post #20 of 145
I love me some crocs!!! I need to get a new pair as I wore thru the bottoms of my last pair. I have arthritis in several joints in my feet, have had multiple surgeries on my feet, and a heel spur. Crocs (and airwalks) are so very comfortable and leave me able to function after a day on my feet.

Honestly, I find some of the high-heel/platform/flip-flops to be more hideous, yet each to their own. Don't much care what other people wear on their feet - just leave mine alone.
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