Monday, April 24, 2006

Clogs Meet Jelly Shoes

According to the LA Times, "Crocs" are catching on in California. I haven't seen any yet, but maybe I'll start noticing them now.
California has always had a soft spot for ugly shoes.

Birkenstocks and Tevas have caught on here, fortifying the state's reputation as a haven for gimmicky fashion. Not everyone thinks Ugg boots are ugly, but even people who do seem to wear them.

Now come Crocs. They're rubbery. They're garish. They're a lightweight sandal-clog hybrid, and if a Niwot, Colo.-based company has its way, they're about to be omnipresent in the Southland...

Initially imagined for boating, Crocs have snagged a wider-than-expected following of fans, including children and chief executives. Made from a shiny resin, in colors that can be described as relentlessly cheerful, they are the rare fashion statement that can be hosed off. And weighing just 6 ounces apiece, they don't bog you down.

6 comments:

junebee said...

Most of the subdivision moms here wear them. I stand by sneakers or flip-flops. I have found that plastic enclosed shoes (even if open on one end) make my feet sweat. Phew!

hh said...

i'm ashamed to say that i almost bought a pair of these for my mom and aunt recently...since they love to garden and they seemed like practical gardening shoes they would like. i actually don't mind them, i've seen them at henry's market and at some modern design store. i've yet to see them "out."

but i do find tevos, uggs, and birkenstocks to be NAS-TAY...in that order of offensiveness too.

chanchow said...

These would be great for gardening. They're growing on me. I kinda like the yellow ones.

black feline said...

it's the latest craze back home in Singapore...sorry to say..it's ugly on asian feet...very bulky..suddenly everyone is a pinochio..if u know what i mean? lol

Anonymous said...

Ick! Ugly ugly ugly. Just say no.
How about a pair of Sue London ballet flats? Not great for gardening, but they're super comfortable and I think they'd look tres cute on you.

-LC

Anonymous said...

Ick! Ugly ugly ugly. Just say no.
How about a pair of Sue London ballet flats? Not great for gardening, but they're super comfortable and I think they'd look tres cute on you.

-LC