During a weekend trip to Georgia back in October I was introduced to a new brand of shoe called Crocs. Crocs are simple shoe make of foam that couple comfortable with a solid arch insole and a non-marking, non-slip sole outer sole. I did not receive a pair for Christmas so I decided to snag a pair of the beach model after returning from my recent weekend in Florida where I saw many a pair being worn.
The pair I purchased look like the orange pair to the left. I went with an orange pair since I am a Chicago Bears fan and I thought it was a fun looking shoe but there are several other colors available. You may think I have lost my mind in purchasing these "clog looking" shoes but quite honestly, I was skeptical at first too but comfort ruled when it came to this purchase. Not to mention, the look has grown on me since October to the point I finally got a pair today for around thirty dollars. I am actually wearing them right now as I type this post due to their extreme comfort and virtual indestructibility. So I am sure someone will see me wearing them around Chicago in bright orange and poke fun at me for wearing them, however I would not at all be surprised if those same jokers find themselves buying a pair of Crocs in a few months, maybe even in pink.
Crocs were first created as boating shoes for their non-skid, non-marking soles. Now they are being worn more for their comfort and flair by professionals, active people, athletes and and even technology mavens like me. I think that Crocs has done a wonderful job in blending a simple idea and design with foam technology which ultimately results in a low cost, versatile and comfortable shoe. I actually found an entire blog called Crocs Shoes Fans, which you should check out for more Crocs information. Additionally, you can order yourself a pair of Crocs by clicking here.