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Old 06-23-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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My 71 year old Dad has a OD green pair he like to wear fishing. lol They look goofy but at least they are a manly color and worn in case you have to jump off in the water at the boat ramp. Cut up feet from broken beer bottles and sharp rocks makes them less funny and more utilty than fashion. With that said, I would rather wear Bass or Dockers leather boat shoes with no socks. That's what he used to wear too before my nephews got him those for Christmas.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:17 PM
 
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Form over fashion. Many people that work in the restaurant business and doctors in hospitals wear crocs. They probably don't care at all what other people think.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:44 AM
 
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For better or worse of the judgement of the "CD court" lol, I wear crocs at home or outside around the immediate property of my house and if I don't wear these my plantar fasciitis problem on my left foot acts up real bad.

If I'm at a motel, I'll wear them inside my room.

Not just for this subject but we IMHO as a society in general have become sadly so "nit-picky judgemental".
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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A few really fashionable guys might can get away with wearing crocs, but most guys look pretty goofy in them.
Fashionable guys don't wear crocs. Everyone looks goofy in them, some men are just men and don't care about looking goofy. They might care sometimes but not all times.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:49 PM
 
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For functional purposes, okay, I'm sure they're great on the boat or at the beach or any other sort of water/land combination setting...but for every day wear? Yeesh.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:13 PM
 
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I was initially "WTF?" But I've become desensitized to it. I don't own a pair. They look comfortable, though. It's funny to see suburban dads wearing them. I think that men need to be a little careful with their choice of color, though.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Form over fashion. Many people that work in the restaurant business and doctors in hospitals wear crocs. They probably don't care at all what other people think.
The only sensible post in this tread so far.

All the rest reflect a great deal of immaturity in their lack of understanding the design behind Croc's.

Croc's are designed for function only and that's it! Color is the one thing that is an attempt to add some fashion.

I'm 66 yrs old now and my feet/legs hurt alot now so I wear Croc's for comfort ( I have several different styes of Croc's to choose from) when I'm at home messing about. If I have work with some danger to it I wear my steel toed boots that I wore when I was still working since Croc's were never intended for an industrial setting. For dress up I wear dress shoes.

Simple really.

Choose the footwear that best suits the task at hand.

Now, quit all this whining about Croc's not being a fashion shoe 'cause they ain't and never will be!!!!!
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Crocs are great when you're recovering from leg surgery. They fit over swollen feet (some surgeries cause swelling for a full year after the surgery) and they grip the ground so you won't fall and injure yourself again. No, they're not pretty...but all it takes is one bad injury to teach you the value of comfort over style.

They are good for plantar fasciitis, but Okabashi sandals are even better for plantar fasciitis, if you can get past the two week break-in period they have. I switched to Okabashi because my feet were sweating a lot in the crocs and making the inside of the shoes slippery.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:02 PM
 
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Comfort is much higher on my priority than what strangers that I don't care about think of my "fashion sense".

I am so tired of people obsessed with trying to impress people that don't give a damn about you anyway.

Cliffs Notes:
If my feet are happy, I'm happy and if you ain't happy, well YOU will just have to get over it.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:07 PM
 
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Form over fashion. Many people that work in the restaurant business and doctors in hospitals wear crocs. They probably don't care at all what other people think.
With medical people, I tend to see clogs, or similar shoes, which are either made of leather, or some other material reminiscent of LL Bean or Eddie Bauer.
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