Crocs lack support, aesthetics


Jenny Brooks, Staff Writer

Yes, the infamous abomination of a shoe called Crocs, with their porous complexion and vile variety of colors and designs, have come into the spotlight. Although it seems so, their awful appearance isn’t even the worst of it.

The idea of wearing Crocs in public is seemingly always accompanied by the phrase, ‘I don’t care, they’re comfortable’ but, maybe the line is no longer reliable enough to endure future issues. According to the New York post, Crocs are not suitable to wear daily like regular shoes. They do not provide proper support for your heel, which causes your toes to grip. When this gripping occurs, it can lead to tendinitis, when the tissue connecting tissue to bone becomes inflamed. Many Croc haters say the solution would be to wear slides or flip flops instead, but the same thing happens with all shoes that lack the support to the heel. Yes, I realize they do have a back strap, but according to doctor Alex Kor, president of the American Academy of Pediatric Sports Medicine, the most important part of a shoe is the shank or the support that runs under the arch of the foot. If their shoes bend at the shank, they are more likely to have foot pain.

Doctor Megan Leahy told Huffington Post, “Under no circumstances can I suggest wearing Crocs 8 to 10 hours per day.”

Leahy also noted that people tend to be clumsier when wearing Crocs than of many other shoes, because of their spacious structure, like clown shoes.

Obviously, their appearance doesn’t appeal to the fashion eye either. The holes are there to air out the shoe, but how is that useful daily? When there is snow on the ground or puddles and students walk to their cars or to the bus stop, the holes allow the snow or water to seep in and soak their feet, causing them to be freezing for the rest of the day.

Yes, I understand that Crocs are easily slipped on a taken off, but so are Vans slip-ons. The only difference is the Vans have the proper support.

Wearing Crocs should be a lounging thin more than a daily thing. There are holes in your shoes and your reasons for wearing them too.