What a Croc!

July 4, 2006 • Magazine

Wed, 2006-07-05 01:00

I don’t know what happened to good taste, but it seems everywhere I turn these days I see men, women and children sporting the ugliest plastic things on their feet in hideously bright colors like fushcia and Barney purple. Has the whole world gone mad? Come to find out they are called
‘Crocs’ and they are the worst things to happen to fashion since the leisure suit. In case you don’t know what they are (and why would you?) Crocs are a cross between orthopedic shoes and plastic Dutch clogs. They are seriously the ugliest things I have ever seen.

According to the company website “It all started in July 2002 when three Boulder, Colorado based founders (figures) decided to market an unusual shoe developed and manufactured by Foam Creations, Inc. originally intended as a boating/outdoor shoe because of its slip-resistant, non-marking sole. By 2003 Crocs had become a bona-fide phenomenon, universally accepted as an all purpose shoe for comfort and fashion.�

Fashion, for the love of Pete…fashion? They are an assault to good taste so PLEASE…we beg of you never, ever consider purchasing or worse yet, wearing them! I don’t care if they are the most comfortable things on two feet and are only $30. I would stumble for days in 4-inch stilettos before I would ever consider wearing them.

Now we are just waiting for Ellen Warren to declare them a “must have.�

What a Croc!
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