If you would have asked me what I thought about Crocs four years ago, I would have told you that they are the ugliest, dumbest shoe to ever be invented. If you would have asked me just ONE year ago, I would have told you that I would never be caught dead in a pair of them. Even last spring when my friend Melissa, one of the biggest fashionistas I know, touted how comfy her Croc sandals were for running in and out of the house with the dogs and making trips up to the cabin, I scoffed.
And them my mind was changed about three weeks ago, when I saw a middle school girl wearing the cutest pair of comfy ballet flats I had ever seen. They weren’t high fashion cute, they were just super comfy cute, as in you could run around on the weekends and feel pulled together without actually putting in any effort. My favorite kind of cute, in case you were wondering. But lo and behold: they were CROCS. Seriously.
It took me another week to build up the courage to order them. Fashionistas all over the world berate the shoe we call the Croc. But eventually, I scooted my fingers over to Amazon to look them up. And twenty-five bucks later, I had me my own pair of redneck boat shoes comin’ home.
Ok, I say that with just the slightest grain of salt, because I’ve seen some pretty yuppie people wearing the traditional crocs all around town. But I digress.
So the longer I waited, the more my anticipation grew. I kept reading all of these amazing things about these shoes that I was having this love-hate mental relationship with. And when they arrived, our relationship grew to pure adoration. Because they are the freaking most comfortable shoes in the WORLD. Let me back that up: possibly the most comfortable shoes in the UNIVERSE. And guess what? You don’t look like a galloping idiot wearing them. BECAUSE THEY DON’T LOOK LIKE CROCS.
I wasn’t really yelling that at you. I just wanted to get your attention. See what I did there? Got your attention. My plan worked.
Back to the Crocs: I love them. And you know what? I highly recommend them. If you’ve got a crazy busy life like this mama, you know exactly what it means to have both hands full 24/7. You know what it means to be on your feet from the moment you get up until the moment you go to bed, and then seventeen times throughout your (six hour) night. So if you want to give your feet a little love – or just find a fab pair of slip ons that don’t wear out after one season of wear – these are the shoe for you.
And just to clarify, no one asked me to post this. I just really love the dang shoes and had to share.
Tell me in the comments: What’s your love/hate relationship with Crocs? Would you try the ballet flat?