I’m just going to come out and say it. I love my Crocs.
Don’t get me wrong; there is no uglier footwear on the planet than (classic) Crocs, and they should never be worn in public where you can be seen by other humans. That said, until I accidentally left them behind on my recent trip to KC to see Roger Waters, I wore them…and loved wearing them…in very specific situations.
More on that in a sec. I’ve been looking around for the last two weeks to find a replacement pair of off-brand, classic Crocs. I have no intention of paying the $40 or whatever it is for real ones; you can’t wear them in public, for gosh sakes!
After coming up empty, I went public, tweeting out a request last night for someone to point me in the direction of no-name Crocs. Then the (good-natured) mocking derision started to pour down…
As I replied at the time…I wear your scorn like a badge of honour.
I loved my Crocs, BUT I only wore them in very specific circumstances:
1 .They were great for popping out momentarily into the yard for whatever reason…or for taking out the garbage
2. They were fantastic at the cottage, just for something to put on for the walk down to the dock, like being barefoot, but with protection.
3. I DID wear them in public for one use…at the skydive drop zone when I was teaching the First Jump Course, which lasts a number of hours. I have a hitchy back, and they were not only comfortable, but easy on the back. They were also easy to kick off and on when required for working with jumpers on training apparatus.
4. I discovered last month on my solo roadie to Utah that Crocs are awesome to wear on long cross-country drives. Like wearing bare feet (you know you like to, even though it’s illegal), but you’re not.
So, I loved my Crocs (off-brand, I mean…I’m not crazy), and I’m trying to find a place here in Winnipeg that carries them.
Hey…if they’re good enough for Deadpool… (Clip NSFW)