Jun 02 2009

So Embarrassing

I did something last week that I said I would never do. Even worse, I liked it. I feel dirty and ashamed, but it felt so good that I want to do it again.

I tried on Crocs.

In my defense, I am having trouble with bending over and foot-swelling these days, leaving me with not much more to wear than flip-flops. And flip-flops are okay, I guess, except that I dislike having no closed-toe shoes.

So I tried these on, making sure no one saw me. And I liked them. And (gulp) now I think I’m going to buy them.

Please don’t judge me too harshly- I’m under the influence of some pretty wicked hormones and I may not be entirely in control of my actions.


  • By Sizzle, June 2, 2009 @ 1:40 pm

    I would not have even known those were crocs. :-)

  • By NGS, June 2, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

    I second Sizzle. They look like normal shoes. I think mostly because they’re not some violently painful color. Go for it!

  • By annenahm, June 3, 2009 @ 11:48 am

    Buy them if you nust, but beware: They have little arch support.

    PS: my word verification is "forlorken", which is how most people look in crocs.

    PPS: I own 3 pairs.

  • By Johnny Logic, June 3, 2009 @ 1:27 pm


    That should be a word!

    forlorken (fər-lôr-kĕn)

    A portmanteau of 'forlorn' (wretched or pitiful in appearance)and 'ken' (to understand).

    adj. A look of despairing realization.

    E.g. "Forlorken, Dani put on the new shoes– they were still croks, no matter the color."

  • By ticknart, June 3, 2009 @ 2:27 pm

    What's the big deal about crocs?

    Is it like the Comic Sans problem? Crocs are wore in too many inappropriate places?

  • By Johnny Logic, June 3, 2009 @ 2:44 pm

    I think that there is a bit of backlash due to both their popularity, inappropriate wear, and their (usually) garish bulbousness. Personally, I think of them as the sweatpants of the shoe world– you wear 'em when you just don't care anymore. Really, mostly it's a joke.

  • By Johnny Logic, June 3, 2009 @ 4:28 pm

    I have been corrected (by Elex)– flip-flops are the shoe equivalent of sweatpants. He maintains that crocs are the geo metro of shoes.

  • By heels, June 3, 2009 @ 4:37 pm

    Crocs, which were originally meant to just be gardening shoes, are plain FUGLY. It's hard to be a self-respecting shoe lover and get to the point where you might be willing to wear them. They are plastic, and expensive for being plastic. They also have a cult following that makes them repulsive to the non-conformist in me. Trying these on was an act of desperation, which should let you know how terribly all of my other shoes are fitting (and I have A LOT to choose from!). It's no fair- I could wear heels to the end with Cole. :(

  • By Alliya, June 3, 2009 @ 5:09 pm

    Crocs are comfy. And as an added bonus, they are made out of foam, therefore it's totally safe to chuck them at people. Which is my guess as to why people with hormonal imbalances usually wear them.

  • By Elizabeth, June 3, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

    Your pregnant. You should get any shoes that make you feel more comfortable. Except these…


    They are most definitely inexcusable.

  • By Johnny Logic, June 4, 2009 @ 2:02 pm


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