I went shopping for Tevas yesterday, and in the store there was a big display of Crocs. I remembered this thread. I thought they looked a bit weird, but I heard Doper voices in my head saying “they’re great and comfy shoes”, and “madly trendy” so I bought a black pair.
They’re amazingly light, and exceptionally comfortable. I wore them out boating on the river yesterday afternoon.
My wife said: “Holy shit, what the fuck are they?”
One friend said: “Your feet look like Mickey Mouse’s.”
Another friend said: “You bought rubber shoes? Why did you buy rubber shoes? Did you buy them just to go in the boat? What are you, some kind of fucking Boy Scout?”
Another friend said: nothing at all, she was laughing too hard.
So thanks to this thread, I am now the laughing stock of my friends. They’ll be good for backpacking round Asia, due to being so amazingly light, but I don’t think I’ll wear them again in the presence of anyone I know.