Perhaps, the crocs are the only footwear in the world which are less worn but more debated and discussed. Amazingly, the gossipers are the health and environment experts, not the wearers and the fashioners.
When crocs, made of Croslite, a foam resin, arrived few years back, nobody could imagine controversies and debates these brought together. The latest controversy started when the crocs got some place in the prestigious, Vogue.
However, nothing could stop these footwear from being a hit and making the users crazy, most specifically the children for the color patterns, easy to wear features and shapes and sizes galore.
Though supported by many podiatrists as being safe footwear for human feet, these have been regularly criticized by many environmentalist, health experts and by many others.
One of the popular criticisms was thrown on their ultra-softness and bulky shapes. That was true even, as many wearers, mostly children,couldn’t handle the bigger size and got injured as their crocs got stuck in escalators. As a result, much to the amazement, their soft bulky shapes were blamed
Many hospitals across Europe banned their usage on their premises citing the potential dangers for patients. Many believed that the crocs might damage the life-assisting equipments as those were capable of building static electricity around.
The crocs have always been the victim of an organized opposition by fashion critics, bloggers and media. They left no stone unturned to make them a laughing stock. Some termed them as a fashion disaster. Astonishingly, the crocs were ranked 6th on Maxim’s list of worsts last year.
However, they don’t come with negatives all the time. Many health experts have termed a special version of crocs as diabetic footwear. It happened because they found the crocs’ design helpful enough to save the feet from injuries, especially the feet of diabetes patients.
Moreover, keeping the medical approval apart, the crocs have become a footwear buzzword in the fields like golf and boating. These light-weight shoes are liked by wearers of all age-groups. These are not prone to get dirty easily, so the crocs remain bacteria free always.
Being sold millions of pairs every year, the popularity seems to touch new scales as the crocs maker are coming forward to make them more eco-friendly. They are getting better equipped to get recycled the used and abandoned crocs, so they can be used again and again minimizing the garbage.
So if you like fashion and comfort, and not debates, then jump out to the nearest footwear store and grab a pair as soon as possible. After all, there a number of things to be debated about, isn’t it?