I thought I’ll never see the day that I find myself buying a pair of Crocs. And no, it wasn’t at gunpoint. Crocs are the ugliest shoes on the planet. And I mean this from the bottom of my shoe-loving-fanatic heart. I can understand that some people like their shoes comfortable. But in my humble opinion, there are at least a hundred pairs of comfortable shoes in the market that don’t make you look like Ronald Macdonald or that you’re auditioning for clown school. Crocs are only cute when you’re a kid. But then again, kids look cute even if you make them wear watermelons on their feet.
It took me forever to fork out $45 for fugly shoes. I picked them up, sighed, put them down and walked away only to walk back to pick them up again. I did this at least 4 times. In the end, I gave in.
I walk to work everyday now and with the rainy season, I’ve had to slosh around in wet shoes all day. What I really needed was a pair of shoes that would allow me to walk to work in the rain, splash right into the puddles and still dry out nicely. I suppose I could walk to work in slippers on rainy days and then change shoes but then, flip flops are so .. sloppy. I contemplated one those pretty plastic ballet flats from Steve Madden but I wasn’t sure if the soles would be slippery in the rain.
And so, here are the nicest looking pair of Crocs I could find. It also helps that they were on sale.