Crocs - love them, or leave them?

Primary school vibes or comfy shoe of the summer?

Imogen Smillie
10th May 2022
Image: Instagram @crocs
Strangely, a highly debated topic in my life, Crocs have managed to creep their way back into the spotlight of everyday footwear.

The massive range of colours and designs - whether that be the classic clog, or everyone's favourite slider - may be what make them so popular. But there still appears to be the opinion that they are aimed at kids. My fondest memories from childhood are putting on my bright pink Crocs in 'sport mode' and running about the rivers in the Peak District, wearing them as water shoes. Or being jealous of everyone comparing the latest Jibbitz they had added, further personalising their trendy new footwear. So why the sudden boom in popularity with adults?

Image: Instagram @crocs

My fondest memories from childhood are putting my bright pink Crocs in 'sport mode' and running about the rivers in the Peak District

Image: Instagram @glittercrocs

Personally, I do own a lovely lilac pair. But if I’m being completely honest, this was a reluctant purchase due to needing a comfortable sandal after having my toe bandaged up. Some may have felt this was a bad idea (I know my Dad was not too impressed when Mum then ordered a navy pair for herself), however, I am now obsessed! As the weather gets warmer, being able to pair my lilac crocs with a lovely pastel spring outfit, just feels right. And this clearly isn’t an unpopular opinion, as the glamorous Grammy-award winning SZA has just signed a collaboration with the brand – bringing out two styles in support of mental health awareness.

So let's face it, they are the current Marmite of footwear - you either love them or hate them!

Image: Instagram @crocs

So let’s face it, they are the current Marmite of footwear – you either love them or hate them! If you had asked me merely a few years ago, I would have said they are ridiculous, so maybe just give them a try. Trust me, they won’t disappoint!

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