Fact: Crocs Are the Best Shoes on Earth
17 Jul 2023
I love my Crocs. I have 3 pairs, and in this post I'm going to convince you that they're the best shoes on earth.
Yes yes yes, I've heard it all before "the holes in Crocs are where your dignity leaks out." But the fact is, they're really bloody comfortable, and good for your feet too, apparently.
Around 8 years ago, I was really struggling with plantar fasciitis. I'd get up in the morning and could barely walk, it was so painful. So, I went to see the Doc, who recommended I try Crocs. My response was something like:
They're horrible and I'm not an old man
But after thinking about it, and looking at them online, they only cost like £40, so I decided it was worth a punt.
A day later they arrived, I slipped them on and it was like heaven on earth! They're nice and wide, so your feet have plenty of room to breath and stretch out. They're also so comfortable and they have really good arch support.
I rarely had them off my feet, and they were quickly worn ragged. So they were demoted to "my outdoor Crocs" and I bought another pair for in the house. This second pair also wore out after a few years, so I bought a third pair.
I now have a pair for in the house, a pair by the back door, and a pair by the side door, both for outside. If I'm in or around the house, you can bet I'll be wearing Crocs.
Then COVID hit
Like many people, I was at home a lot more during COVID, so my mum bought me a pair of nice suede slippers for my birthday. Being the dutiful son that I am, I replaced my trusty Crocs with the slippers.
Because I was at home all the time, my slippers got a lot of wear, and over the course of a few months, I notice the pain in my feet returning. I thought nothing of it and just got on with things, but over the period of 6 months or so, the pain returned to the point it was at before - I could barely walk when I woke up again.
Then it dawned on me...
Jen, it's my Crocs. I haven't been wearing my Crocs!
...is what I exclaimed to my wife. Her response was something like "that's nice, dear". She's obviously not as invested in Crocs as myself - not unless she's heading into the back garden and steals my outdoor Crocs, of course!
Anyway, I digress...
I started wearing my Crocs again, and sure enough, the pain went away once more. Dear reader, Crocs are fucking awesome. They're:
- Cheap (you can get them for like £30 now)
- Hard wearing
- 100% waterproof
- Doctor recommended
Seriously, buy some Crocs!
I'm considering buying a 4th pair that I can wear outdoors. I don't mean in the garden, I mean like legit outdoor - like to work and shit.
Sure, I might get some funny looks, but do I care? Nope. They're so damned comfy, and they take all the pain away from my feet. So I'd be silly not to, right...RIGHT?!
If you haven't tried Crocs, please do. Especially if you have any kind of problems with your feet. They're bloody brilliant. I still can't wear them without socks though - the rubber rubs on my toe nails and I hate it.
If I'm going sockless, there's only 1 sandal manufacturer in the game - Birkenstocks. But that's a story for another day. 🙃