Crocs started off as boat shoes in 2002 but quickly became an international phenomenon. The foam clog design was iconic in the late 2000s — one might even call it the Yeezys of 2008. Since then, there has been debate as to whether these shoes are cool or really just ugly. Some refer to it as “plastic hooves,”and even worse, people have named it the “world’s ugliest shoes — hands down.” However, others have embraced the shoe’s “ultra hip” style. It’s a simple fact that crocs are comfortable. Big C for Comfy!
The plethora of holes across the shoe provide for optimal ventilation — gone are the days of sweaty and smelly feet. A Utah teen recently ran a half marathon in Crocs and described the experience as “having a fan in your shoe.” Ample space in the shoe creates an inviting environment for toes that have been crushed by “trendier” shoes such as Converses or Vans. As someone who made the mistake of running in Vans, I can confirm that it is not a pleasant experience.Thinking back, Crocs would have been better running shoes. Excellent arch support paired with slip resistance only adds to the appeal of these clogs. Wearing any other shoe is simply just unhygienic and irresponsible.
Not only do they have medical benefits, but it has made appearances in New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, and on the feet of several celebrities. During London Fashion week, models from Christopher Kane’s runway weren’t wearing the typical stilettos but customized crocs. Embellished with pins called Jibbitz, the Crocs made the models look chic and surprisingly stylish. Afterall, why try to bust into painfully high heels when you can wear spacious Crocs? Moreover, celebrities such as Michelle Obama, Mario Batali, George W. Bush, and Kate Middleton were seen sporting Crocs. Who knew George W. Bush was so fashion forward?
Anyone can look as hip as Michelle Obama in Crocs. With its affordable price points and availability in Walmarts nationwide, it’s hard to NOT buy Crocs. Crocs come in a variety of colors, making it a breeze to style with. They come in gorgeous prints and patterns. Wear camo crocs with your distressed Urban Outfitters jeans! Wear tropical crocs on your vacation to the Bahamas! Going to Norway to look at the Northern Lights? Wear the fur-lined crocs, which of course, come in camo or tropical prints. The possibilities are simply endless.
“CROCS. WILL. CHANGE. YOUR.LIFE.”
In recent years, Von Dutch and Juicy Couture have made comebacks at Urban Outfitters stores all across the nation. And obviously, it’s a known fact that Urban Outfitters is the breeding ground for the newest trends. So grab your pair of crocs before they become popular and unoriginal. Haters will mock your shoes, but deep down, they will admire your boldness and courage to style it with your outfit. Be a trendsetter and own the hip Crocs look! CROCS. WILL. CHANGE. YOUR.LIFE. You won’t have to sacrifice style for comfort with crocs. Like Hannah Montana, you can have the best of both worlds.
However, if Crocs are not your thing, you can always settle for joots as an alternative! Joots may be the next big thing!