Wazzup Croc?!

First off, I don’t know dick about fashion… and I couldn’t care less about what’s in or not, so long as I’m comfortable in what I am wearing. So, fuck off fashion police!

Hmmm… you see, there’s just something not right every time I see people — men especially — who’ve coordinated entire outfits around their cocks, I mean, Crocs. Lemme just qualify that statement: When I say “Crocs” in this particular post, I am referring to the below abomination:

Cool!….. NOT!!!!!

THIS is COOL!

Just looking at the above photo, it is easy to understand the repugnance for such a ‘fashion statement’. Kids can pull it off, I guess. They look kinda cute, IMHO, trudging around the park in those plastic clogs. My daughter, Ysabelle (right), can carry them with such panaché! All right, all right! I’m being biased here… what can I do, she’s my daughter… and she is indeed lovely. Hahahaha!

Anyway…

Adult men? I dunno… I’m not one to tell someone what to wear. But if you are over the age of 10, and not in the medical profession, you shouldn’t be caught wearing plastic clogs — wear adult shoes… or if you don’t want to wear dress shoes, at least have the common sense to wear a nice pair of gym shoes or sneakers. Hell, they come in all sizes, colors and designs. Any male wearing Crocs — especially with white socks — deserves to be forever ridiculed by his peers!

Interestingly, my abhorrence for Croc-ed adult men is also shared by many other ‘fashion-sensible’ people. Vered DeLeeuw, a blogger for hire and a social media consultant, included adults wearing Crocs in her Top 10 Fashion Mistakes. Tim Gunn, fashion consultant, told Time Magazine: “… the Croc — it looks like a plastic hoof. How can you take that seriously?” In the movie The Dictator, where Sacha Baron Cohen played the fictional despot Admiral General Aladeen, a funny but biting reference to Croc was made:

“Crocs is the universal symbol of men who have given up hope.”

On a more serious note…

Comfort and function were always the main Crocs pitch… so, looking beyond fashion, I did a Google search on Crocs. Surprisingly, many podiatrists in the U.S. are alarmed by some people’s fanatical embrace of the product. Most Crocs, doctors point out, provide only moderate support. According to Arnold Ravick, a doctor of podiatric medicine in Washington, D.C., and a spokesman for the American Podiatric Medical Association, “I’ll get people with strained arches because they’ve been running around in Crocs for five days. When it comes to shoes, people mistake comfort for support. Comfort is fool’s gold — a soft gushy shoe that makes your arches collapse. Crocs are popular because they’re inexpensive and interchangeable. For people with certain problems, they can be a good shoe. Are they good for your foot, in general? No.”

Personally, I just wouldn’t ever wear Crocs in public myself, period. This is how I roll:

Vibram Five Fingers KSO

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About Seeing with Brahmin eyes
My sense of humor can be keen, sarcastic, silly or corny -- sometimes all at once. I enjoy meeting new people with no preconceived ideas about what or what is not possible. You get much more out of life by being open minded and willing. I'm an easy going, good-natured person who loves life and loves people. I'm both optimistic and realistic and pretty objective when it comes to assessing situations, events, etc. In general I am a very positive person and you'll usually find we with a smile on my face.

8 Responses to Wazzup Croc?!

  1. Diwata Luna says:

    Endorser? Haha.. My father asked for crocs for Christmas the other year. As a responsible daughter, I didn’t buy him one. :p

  2. sjanima says:

    I have seen someone wearing crocs with business suit and polo barong but I still have to see you wearing vibram five fingers on a business suit, that would be the day!

    the greatest runners (I”ve read in Africa) are barefoot runners and some are using only sandals tied up. talked about his with one of our partners, Fr. Diola of DILAAB and he run better with sandals not running shoes.

    I am looking for mostly white bikila maybe. will settle with the blue and try that in Butuan (where no one would gawk at me ( I can get away running with it inside our kingdom). ;p

  3. ““Crocs is the universal symbol of men who have given up hope.”” – ahaha, aliw. hellow 😉

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