I’m one of the people who used to say that Crocs™ were meant for kids. I thought they were plastic shoes that were just plain ugly. Besides, who wants to wear shoes that make your feet sweat?
Well, about 6 months ago I relented and purchased a pair of “nurse” Crocs™ to do my Once a Month Cooking in. Spending 8 hours or so on my feet on a laminate floor was making my back and feet ache. I researched different options and decided on the shoes. At just over $40 they were much cheaper than a Gel-pro anti-kitchen fatigue mat, and unlike a mat, I didn’t have to plan my movements to keep me on it. With the shoes I could go anywhere comfortably. So I ordered a pair of pink ones and anxiously awaited them.
When they arrived, I was stunned by how light they were. Literally just a few ounces. And they were comfortable – like waking on marshmallows without the stickiness. Yes, they were kinda ugly and clunky, but since I only wore them around the house and in the yard, I didn’t think much of it. I’m no style maven and certainly not a style snob. At nearly 50, I learned long ago to go for comfort, not looks. Still, it’s not easy to match a pair of bubble gum pink shoes to anything in my wardrobe, so they remained my home shoes.
I do have a problem with the brown shoes, the snap will not stay in place, so I put them on with the strap to the back instead of over the foot. It’s the only way I could keep the strap attached. I’ll have to figure out how to get that one shoe fixed.
I read online that I can take it to a Croc’s Mall Kiosk for a replacement. Since I go to the mall about once every six months, it may be awhile before I get to wear them. But I have to say, they’re more comfortable than my $80 Clarks of England sandals! I’m not ready to convert totally, but it’s nice having a choice.
Special thanks to Crocs™ and their representative Colleen, for not one but two pairs of shoes – what a nice surprise! And for letting me test drive their shoes for 50 and over club. Now I dare someone to say something about Crocs™ not being for adults – they’re fabulous! Now I’m totally sold on this reasonably priced and very attractive shoes!