Crocs offer utility, comfort


Emma Figlewicz, Staff Writer

I am walking down the hallways and people are staring at me. Why? Is it my new shirt? No, it can’t be; they are staring down at my feet. I look down and understand why I’m getting the crowd’s attention: I’m wearing my bright yellow Crocs.

Crocs are rubber-based shoes that are both durable and comfortable. As a simple slip on shoe, it can be best utilized for casual around the house activities.

The shoes can be used in any type of weather. Their waterproof design makes them perfect for a day out to the beach. The holes that are spread throughout the top of the shoe also allow for ventilation, which is perfect for a hot summer day.

Crocs bring utility into my wardrobe. Since I’m on a swim team, I look for shoes that can withstand the wet, chlorinated environment. Crocs allow me not to worry about having to go home with soaking wet shoes because I can always take a towel to dry them down.

However, the popular opinion of one of my favorite shoes isn’t as positive. Many say the shoes make your feet look huge and that they are overall just plain ugly.

If people do feel so against the style of Crocs but want similar design advantages, they can wear slides or flip flops. However, people who choose these alternatives will lose the support Crocs offer with the adjustable band that prevents your shoes from slipping off your feet.

In my opinion, the shoes bring comfort into my wardrobe. If I decide to wear my Nikes or Adidas with fuzzy socks, my feet feel like they are being suffocated due to the limited room the shoe gives for the thicker socks. Crocs solve this issue because they don’t have laces that have to be tied up, giving the room my foot needs, unlike my sneakers.

Due to the shoes being rubber, they are incredibly easy to clean. If someone steps on your shoes, you step in mud, or you spill some ketchup on them, Crocs can handle it.

People should wear whatever makes them happy. Although Crocs look different than other shoes, it doesn’t mean people should be so quick to judge.