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Old 08-27-2012, 08:09 PM
 
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Men wear Crocs when washing the car, out on the boat, on vacation. I have yet to see a man in a tux attending a formal function in Crocs.

Crocs have evolved - my youngest son has a suede pair w/smooth leather trim. You can't be sure if they're Crocs or not.

I don't see the big deal. Crocs are no worse than those FM heels with inch and a half platform soles and turned up toes that the gals are wearing. They (the Crocs) are at times the right shoe for the job.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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Hey guys, dont even know if this question belongs here but what do you women think of guys wearing crocs? Just got some as a gift.

donate them to goodwill and take the tax write-off!
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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Now, quit all this whining about Croc's not being a fashion shoe 'cause they ain't and never will be!!!!!
Actually they WERE a fashion, and it was a HUGE fashion for a while. How did you miss all that?

Otherwise, if it were not for that old fashion trend, the only people wearing them today would be the gardeners and chefs and medical personnel who were the original customers, for their functional attributes of being easy to slip in and out of and being safe and comfortable to wear in wet environments over long work sessions. They didn't care how quirky or funky or weird they seemed to others, they were practical footware for extreme conditions.

So, Crocs were envisioned as specialty footware. Then they became hip and fashionable, and the number of people wearing them ballooned. They became very mainstream for a while. Then, like everything fashionable they went back out of fashion, and the number of people wearing them in public dropped precipitously. The company had overexpanded and had to file bankruptcy. So far they've barely managed to hang on, and despite becoming such a symbol of un-hipness a few people still wear them, so the natural question becomes... WTH?
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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Actually they WERE a fashion, and it was a HUGE fashion for a while.
LOL I'd actually forgotten about Crocs! I don't think I've seen anyone wearing a pair in a couple years or so. They're yesterday's news, at least around here.
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