I wasn’t a fan until I bought my first pair. Now I can’t keep my mouth shut. Because many of us are looking for a way to bridge the chasm that lies between travel, fashion and comfort, Alexandra – founder of the style-conscious blog Travel Fashion Girl – asked me to write a piece about Crocs and espouse the benefits of these notoriously loved (and despised) shoes.
So that’s what I did.
The intro to the article is below, but if you’re curious about how (and why) this Intolerant crossed over to the “Croc-side” head over to TFG for the full piece.
Nothing Gets Between Me and My Crocs
I honestly never thought I’d say that.
Style or comfort? Sometimes that’s what it boils down to for finicky female travellers with a fashion-conscious chip on their shoulders. Is it better to spend eight to ten hours discovering a new city in a chic outfit with less than ideal footwear or two hours teetering along in vertiginous heels, uncomfortable wedges or really cute flats that don’t provide any support?
It’s hard to find that perfect marriage of style and comfort when it comes to shoes, a combination important to travellers who spend their time racing from monument to museum and patisserie to piazza on foot. Wandering women should have the opportunity to put together feel-good outfits for a reasonable amount of cash. Regardless of the destination – whether its über chic centers like Paris, Milan or Dubai, or off-the-beaten-track locales in Thailand or Kenya – we should be able to transition from a day of sightseeing to high tea with ease.
This is where Crocs come in. Yes, those Crocs: the gummy North American shoe with an obnoxious alligator at its helm. The shoe initially designed for spa use and snapped up by hospital staff and mothers with young children the world over. The shoe that many people love to hate.