Ugh. Crocs. If you own a pair or two and simply can't live without them, then I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news. The Crocs company has reported a 43 percent drop in profits -- which can only mean one thing, right?
Duh. People are finally catching on and realizing that no matter how comfortable these shoes are, they simply aren't stylish and were never stylish to begin with -- even though plenty of people couldn't resist sporting them no matter how awkward they looked.
The first time I laid eyes on a pair of Crocs was about 10 years ago. I guess I should probably add that an 80-year-old woman was wearing them (a bright yellow pair, to be exact) if that tells you anything. At first I assumed they were gardening shoes, but then I found out this lady wasn't a gardener, so I realized they were just shoes. Really weird shoes.
And while I'm proud to say I never hopped on the clog bandwagon and gave into the "trend" even though everyone who was anyone was wearing Crocs -- I did finally break down and buy a pair of them when they came out with their wedge-style sandal a few years back.
And you know what? I only wore them a couple of times before I realized they really weren't all that cute -- and they were nearly impossible to walk in and kept falling off my feet. That ended my brief stint with Croc wearing, and I've never given them another shot -- even with some of their newer, more "fashionable" women's styles.
There's really no polite way to put this: Crocs are ugly. Actually, scratch that. They're hideous. And the only people on the planet who can actually pull them off and look cool doing it are kids. If you're over the age of about 10, however, they go straight from tiny and adorable to big and clunky -- something most women never want their shoes to be.
And now with such a huge decrease in sales, you gotta wonder if there's a decent chance of Crocs disappearing from people's feet altogether should they go out of business, something I'm sure will come with plenty of mixed reactions. I mean, on the one hand, I'll feel a little bad if they go out of biz simply because my son enjoys wearing his Crocs in the summer months. But on the flip side of the coin, the thought of never having to see grown women wearing shoes that make their feet look 10 sizes bigger than they actually are doesn't sound half bad.
Hmm. Yeah, I think I'm perfectly ok with Crocs going bye-bye for good. And honestly, it probably should've happened a long time ago.
Do you wear Crocs?
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