Friday, January 18, 2008

A mammoth shoe faux pas

I have never been a fan of the croc phenomenon. You see these ugly, rubbery, garishly colored eyesores just about everywhere you turn. I can understand why the nurses and doctors wear them around - whatever is the most comfortable! But anyone else: there is no excuse.

Crocs now come in a variety of styles, from strapless slip-ons to suede-like mary janes. The latest style, the mammoth, has a soft synthetic fur lining that is removable and washable for easy care. These crocks come with false holes on the sides a, "nod to crocs' original designs." There are still plenty of ventilation holes to accommodate the jibbitz™ brand charms. Perhaps more functional, and certainly warm and fuzzy, these are still crocs no matter how you sugar coat it. I just can't bring myself to ever buy a pair (unless the yeti look comes into fashion.)

Hmmm, I wonder if they wouldn't go well with Miuccia Prada’s latest collection of men’s wear for winter 2008? A sort of dichotomy of function without style paired with style without function...

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1 comment:

Chic and Charming said...

I agree, totally heinous!