Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Crocs: The shoe I never thought I'd wear

I was taking a walk in Faneuil Hall in Boston a few weeks back and came across the Crocs shoe store. I was persuaded to go in by one of the friends I was with, although Crocs never really interested me before. Typically I go for fashion above comfort, which has consistently gotten me in trouble with long walks around town (or trying to catch a bus in 4" heals...no fun). When we walk in the intense smell of VOC off-gassing was apparent. I don't think I've ever been in a shoe store that indoor air quality was ever a concern, but I guess when your main product is made entirely of a strange space-aged plastic this might become a problem. "New car smell" aside, the store is more reminiscent of a candy store than a shoe store with all its array of colorful offerings. As I was browsing the vast selection of colorful, yet orthopedic inspired footwear, I spotted a little pair of Mary Janes across the room. They had an interesting raked texture that transformed the typical rubber-esqe look into what appeared to be suede. They were sleek and comfortable. When I put them on I was in love. These could be the perfect commuter shoes. I highly recommend them.


1 comment:

FoxyRoxy said...

Can't say I'm a fan of these shoes