Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Review: Crocs

When Fitness Footwear contacted me to ask if I would like to try out some Crocs, I have to admit I was apprehensive. I mean they’re Crocs shoes, heinous crime of fashion, right? However, in the spirit of investigative journalism (or something) I agreed to try them out (you know, like those articles in Vogue where they make a designer addict wear high street for a week or something). I was secretly intrigued to see what they would be like, and whether they really were as comfortable as everyone says. I mean, all those millions of people can’t be wrong, surely?

I chose the Crocs Baya style in chocolate (and trust me, the colour looks better in the picture than it does in real life). They arrived and I tried them out. I had always thought Crocs were made of rubber but they are more of a foam-like texture – very strange. I have to admit, that yes, they are comfy. My only grip with them is the shape. The front of them is cut assuming that your big toe is the longest and all the rest of your toes graduate down in length. My feet are not like that. My middle and second toes are longer than my big toe and so Crocs are not quite as comfy to me as they would be to other people.

Having tried out a type of footwear I never thought I would, Crocs are comfortable but there is no escaping that they are still an ugly looking shoe. However, they are ideal for wear in the garden or on the beach which is probably where mine will be taken this summer.

If you want a pair, get them here for £28.95, and as with everything on Fitness Footwear, UK shipping is free.


  1. Hhmm, I have to be honest and admit that I have a pair of crocs (oh the shame) for the garden and I like them for that!

  2. All practicality aside (because, as you said, they are incredibly comfortable), my husband and I think that Crocs will go the way of the mullet the oversized prescription glasses of the 80's....

    Did you even have those across the pond? ;-)

    Way to take one for the team! :) we're indebted to you!

  3. Having examined my feet, my second toe is longer than my big toe. So you're not alone. But I never intend to wear Crocs anyway, so that's OK.