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Oh, the Shame

While in New York, I did something I thought I’d never do. I bought a pair of Crocs.

Changing out of Crocs (!)

I didn’t wear them during the show, but I had them on at all other times. Comfy.

Brandon made fun of me mercilessly.

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  • Maria
    May 25, 2008 at 6:32 am

    We place entirely too much emphasis on looks! I’d rather have something affordable, comfortable, and practical. I guess I’m old enough now to not care what people think. And honestly, if you’re on your feet for a long time, Crocs are about the most comfortable shoes you can wear.

  • marzi
    May 25, 2008 at 7:07 am

    haha! too funny. i agree they’re hideous! it was nice to finally meet you in person at the show!

  • Jennifer Luhm
    May 25, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Love your blog!

    Don’t be ashamed of the Crocs…I think everyone secretly owns a pair…they are really comfortable! But, yes, very stupid looking. :)

    Looking forward to your business tips, as I aspire to own my own in the near future.


  • Amber
    May 25, 2008 at 8:53 am

    I think it depends on the style of Crocs you have. I have Crocs, some more stylish than the others and they are easy to keep clean. PLUS you can RECYCLE them at How cool is that! I adore my black Mary Jane Crocs. Comfiest shoes ever!

  • Amber
    May 25, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Ooops, correction I got the Alice crocs.

  • Mandy Ford
    May 25, 2008 at 9:40 am

    But that style is super cute! I would definitely wear them. :)

  • Paul
    May 25, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    Throw those away immediately or I will have lost all respect for you.

  • K T G
    May 25, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Weren’t your cute yellow shoes from Target? You can revisit your shopping priorities, start with the comfort of your feet. If you want style, and you need comfort, you know what you have to do. Your feet are not a merely decorative appendage like earlobes or hair, and you have to take care of them so they take care of you. Give them what they deserve. Sorry about the crocs, but hey, now you have gardening clogs for your backyard renovations.

  • casacaudill
    May 25, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    I bought a pair of Crocs while on vacation in early 2007. I swore I would only wear them on vacation. Then I lived in them all summer – but only when I was in the East Bay. I don’t think people in San Francisco have come to accept the power of Crocs quite yet.

  • K T G
    May 25, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    You meant to say that San Francisco has managed to successfully repel the infestation of Crocs. (I’m not in or from SF, so this may be lacking in truth or pertinent factors).

  • raya
    May 25, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Oh, I have a pair too. I wear them to garden and I bring them camping. They have their place! It’s just not at the mall, or downtown, or….

  • Amber
    May 25, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Let it be known Crocs do have different styles other than the clogs. I think my Alice crocs look fine in any mall, downtown, etc. And the Malindi’s you bought Nicole are so cute! More durable and cleaner than most flats out there I bet! The more stylish crocs, I believe, are better than some of the nasty summer shoes folks are wearing out there even because you can disinfect the crud out of them. lol

  • Making it Lovely
    May 25, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Oh, gardening! That’s a good use for them. I’ve been wearing my rain boots, and I probably look insane.

    Really, I won’t be wearing them. They’re cute for Crocs, but they’re not that cute as shoes in general! I think mine look like a big version of a child’s shoe (to me, at least).

  • Silvia
    May 25, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    It really depends on the style of your look. the colour is amazing if you wear them with a pair of jeans I think they should look perfect! :-D
    Have a great day

  • lsaspacey
    May 26, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    I love my Alice’s. People are always shocked when I tell them they’re made by Crocs. I’ve worn them everywhere and they are just as comfortable as the ugly ones. So super score! I can’t really see which ones you bought but I don’t think the Alice comes in pink, just red, teal, and black.

  • Kylie
    May 26, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    :-o Crocs?? LOL

    We don’t have all the different types down here so I really can’t judge. I do adore the cat picture though, those all crack me up.

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  • Elizabeth
    May 27, 2008 at 12:26 am

    at least you got “cute” crocs – I have the regular, hideous clog version, but (thankfully) my boyfriend doesn’t let me wear them out of the house. BEST slippers (/house shoes) I’ve ever had.

  • Caitlin @ C³
    May 27, 2008 at 6:14 am

    I have crocs that I wear at work (white clogs). We work in a cleanroom, and for some reason they make special crocs for use in cleanrooms. They are actually really comfortable, and help when you’re on your feet on a hard floor all day, but they make us look even more ridiculous than the blue cleanroom jumpsuits do. They keep us from slipping on the floor when there’s water around, though, so they are worth the stupid look.
    I’d consider getting some crocks as house shoes, or gardening shoes (not that I’ll have a garden until next year) but the normal clogs are just so stupid looking. They make everyone look like they have huge duck feet. The Alice ones are adorable, though, so I might even wear a pair like that out of the house. ^_~

  • lena
    May 31, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    You live in Oak Park, they didn’t issue you your crocs, your overinduldged teen and your jogging stroller? Joking. My husband and I moved to Oak Park three years ago and jokes they should issue crocs when you get your parking pass…

  • alis
    June 4, 2008 at 2:02 am

    Crocs are gross but don’t feel bad, the style you purchased and the “alice” style aren’t that bad. I don’t understand how ppl can justify wearing the clogs though, especially now that I know there are more “o.k.” styles. Did you know they are a hazard when getting on escalators? Apparently they get stuck and a lot of kids have been injured, especially in Japan. So watch out.

  • Birthday Party Ideas
    May 25, 2009 at 1:53 am

    I bought a pair of crocs when my podiatrist told me I should ALWAYS be wearing shoes. I picked them because I figured if I was gonna get stuck wearing shoes all the time, at least I could pop ‘em in the dishwasher and clean them. Often.