October 17th, 2007
|03:40 am - a dilemma!!|
folks, i need advising. you see, i hate crocs. i think they are obnoxious and stupid-looking and generally lame. but i was just reading about them and they sound pretty awesome, and i'm told they are quite comfy. should i get a pair?
another perspective: http://community.livejournal.com/negroclash/2859611.html
np: herbert - scale - 01 - something isn't right
haha i see you like them as much as i do. that one article made them sound really appealing tho! i'd link it but i forget where it was
They're only allowed for people who work 12+ hour shifts on their feet and therefore have an excuse to forsake taste for comfort.
If you get some, I may be forced to drive to RI and steal them; someday you would thank me.
note that forcing you to drive to ri is an incentive TO get them
|Date:||October 17th, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC)|| |
They are an abomination. I will only make allowances for people like nurses and food service workers who work on their feet all day. And even then, I expect them to change immediately out of them after work, because they are deeply offensive.
Only if you want to be made fun of forever and ever...
|Date:||October 17th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)|| |
it is usually awesome when guys appropriate traditionally-female things. crocs are the exception. particularly the guy at work yesterday who wore jeans, a blue shirt, and bright orange crocs. don't be that guy.
crocs are traditionally female? this is the first i have heard of that
|Date:||October 17th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)|| |
at first i was like "yes!" but then i read the other comments and decided that i hate that the stupid things have become such a fucking fad so i agree with the no's. if you're not working long shifts on your feet (which i do so mine are obviously acceptable), then no, not yours.
not wearing something because it's a fad is as lame if not worse than wearing something because it's a fad
fuck no! i don't care that people think they're comfortable! they're the dumbest fucking piece of footwear ever invented! fuck them and their stupidness!
p.s. i always see people falling on their stupid ugly assfaces wearing them, so don't be a stupid ugly assface and fall on your assface for wearing stupid fucking shoes! fuck! fuck! fuck!
|Date:||October 17th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)|| |
so, i have a pair.
they are black, thereby slightly less offensive than the neon monstrosities, and they were free because my boss gave them to me.
i feel they are okay in the following settings:
they are lightweight and therefore good as camp shoes, to wear while your hiking boots/sneakers air out.
ski lodge,as something to drive in other than your ski boots.
gardening/hanging out in your yard
they have pretty much usurped the birkenstock sandal as an outdoorsy hippie's best alternative to bare feet.
you could try wearing them ironically maybe. like if you also wore a t-shirt that said "i ride the short bus" and a sideways baseball hat. -- love, andrea
What a divisive issue!
I've often pondered this myself, but I have so many substitutes for Crocs that I don't see the point of spending $30 on some actual ones, yanno?
On the one hand I wanna say "do it! who cares what people think?" but on the other hand, I do kinda think they're obnoxious. I guess it depends on the size of your feet? I have HUGE feet for a lady, which is another argument against getting a pair, but if they'd be hidden underneath the cuff of your jeans, maybe not such a big deal?
Man, tough call on your part. Good luck!
so that's a no, then.
YOU HAVE ONE OF THOSE IF PUMPKIN ICONS
|Date:||October 17th, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)|| |
You should get two pairs. One in lime green and one in pink. Wear one of each. I think you would learn valuable lessons about discrimination and oppression. You can't really walk a mile in another man's shoes, but you can walk around in crocs and feel the same negative feelings directed at you as they feel.
I think you should wear them to job interviews for serious corporate companies. With a suit. That would be awesomesauce with a side of wootjuice.
yeah but i deon't want to work for serious corporate companies, and i am hardly qualified to do so, so it would be hard for them to oppress me by not hiring me.
|Date:||October 17th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)|| |
Get a pair. End of story. Love, Mom
|Date:||October 20th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)|| |
i'll have to try yours on, see how they feel
Fucking a, no.
I got curious, and tried on a pair about a month and a half or so ago. If these are the most comfortable things people have ever worn, then they must spend all the rest of their time in 7-inch stilletos like these
. Their "comfort" reputation is highly overrated. My friend told me that they'd be more comfortable if I had 7.5s on instead of 8s. I replied that that wouldn't make one freaking bit of difference - they'd still be uncomfortable, AS WELL as stupid.
everyone seems to be unanimous on this one