The Topic: The new non-clog style from Crocs.
The Debate: Iâ€™ve heard nothing but great things from all the Crocs converts I know. The patented foamy Croslite forms to feet for ultimate comfort; nubby insoles are like a continual foot massage; the shoes are aerated and light as a feather. Yeah, yeah, I get it: Crocs are the perfect summer shoe. But all those factors still arenâ€™t enough to help me get over the sheer ugliness of Crocsâ€™ clunky clogs.
Well, Crocs must be listening to those of us who base our Crocs-hate on looks alone, because this summer there are tons of new, girly styles. From candy-colored Cleo Slides ($30) to actually pretty chic looking (for a rubber shoe) Prima Ballet Flats ($31), Crocs is definitely upping their game. I actually bought a pair of the Mary Janes ($30) for a Motherâ€™s Day gift, thinking theyâ€™d be perfect for my momâ€™s garden-to-grocery store jaunts. And the Sassari Wedges ($40) that combine a stacked heel with bands of hot metallics are just plain trendy.
The Verdict: I still havenâ€™t quite crossed over -â€“ but if my ultra-picky mom raves about them, I guess Iâ€™ll have to break down and give them a whirl. At least with these new, more feminine styles Iâ€™ll know Iâ€™m not walking around looking like one of the seven dwarves (unless of course one of the dwarves was called Stylish). What do you think? Are you a Crocs lover for life, or is it going to take a lot more than a trendy new lineup to get your feet into a pair? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.