In the last year or so flip-flops have been murdered by these rubber shoes called Crocs. If you have been outside your house at all in summer you would have seen them. Everyone wears them, and not just around the house.
My question is: why they are so popular?
What’s the deal with Crocs shoes?
This shoe (pictured above) is on the Amazon.com best sellers list. It is by far the most popular footwear item on the net. Everywhere I go here in Australia people are wearing them. A lot of my friends wear them when we go out for dinner or to the movies which kind of surprised me because I thought they were supposed to be like an ‘around the house’ slipper type thing.
A few of my friends (you know who you are!) are extremely vocal in their hatred for Crocs. They think they are ugly and cheap looking and stand out like a sore thumb. I have to admit, I think there is a little bit too much rubber in one place for my liking.
Why are Crocs so popular
Whethere or not they look good is one thing but the fact remains, Crocs are very very popular. Millions of people worldwide are now wearing them instead of their usual slip on shoe.
Well, because they are amazingly comfortable! They allow your feet to breathe and the material stops your feet from smelling. These are all good things. Many doctors also advocate them for those with bad circulation and as a healthier alternative to flip-flops. On the other hands, I seriously question the long term health of your feet if you wear Crocs on a regular basis. They simply do not provide enough support for those who spend a lot of time walking.
Do you like Crocs
I really wanted to get some feedback from RWF readers as to whether these shoes are hot or not. There are some massive hate sites on the internet that want these shoes destroyed forever. On the other hand there are large communities of people who come online to talk about how great they are! How very odd.
What do you think?
UPDATE – Turns out you all love Crocs! You can buy them on sale here.
UPDATE – Reader Mazie sent us an email with Celebs wearing Crocs. Even the President is getting down is some brown ones! Check it out here.