Anyone who is not British is probably reading this and thinking ‘Whats the big deal?, they’re only crocs’. WRONG!!! They are plastic looking clogs filled with holes that people feel the need to decorate with things called ‘jibbitz’. Seriously who in their right mind would buy a pair? They neither look nice or sound nice. And in my opinion on a par with wearing Jesus sandals and socks!!
But yet I find myself staring at a pair of navy blue size tens … imagining what they would look like in a petite size 5 in either a red or green. I watch as they walk across the kitchen, out the back door and notice how they seem to be cool, calm and in control on the slippery decking. I mutter under my breath ‘these bad boys would handle any terrain’.
When no one is watching, I do the unthinkable….. I slip my right foot in and feel the bounce below, these are not plastic! The traction under my feet does not only act as a grip but also seems to be massaging the sole of my foot, is there no end to their talents?. I mess with the strap, test out whether it looks best resting on the heal or on show up front and start to day dream of how nice it would be to have their comfy spring below. I hear someone and quickly take my foot out, look around and walk away.
The next day they are sitting by the back door. I feel this is to tease and convey that they are not only a sturdy outdoor shoe (that take two seconds to get on and off) but also an indestructible slipper. They still look as new as the day they first entered the house and yet they have been used many times to play different roles.
- A Quick dash to the shop in the car.
- A Trip to do the recycling.
- A quick clean up in the garden.
- Taking the bins out.
- Fetching the post from our restored postbox.
- Cooking a meal – they seem perfect for messy cooking.
- Sitting in the garden admiring the view.
- Chatting with a neighbour on front porch.
The list is endless…… So my question is: To Croc or not to Croc?