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Over the years I’ve bought gladiator sandals which are practical and stylish but tough on my hypermobile ankle and knee joints as the soles are so uncushioned and as such, they don’t have any arch support, which I really need. I’ve tried Birkenstock type sandals but the soles are so heavy (not great for chronic-fatigue) and they fly off as soon as I pick up any speed. Then there’s mules and sliders, which stay on but seem to be designed for people with really flat, tiny feet and I struggle to actually slide my feet in all the way.

So Crocs it is!

Crocs have galaxy prints, iridescent, graphic 90’s prints and animal print which are pretty alternative but my brain would melt-down trying to team those with, well anything else in my wardrobe really.

So what’s an urban-goth girl to do? I bought a black pair to go out in and a cheap(er) bright pair for around the house as slippers.

The classic style came with six free Jibbitz so I chose that offer for my main one’s. I was surprised to see silver punky studs, a gold bee charm, pretty jewel charms, sparkly rainbow Pride charms and a collaboration with Liberty X London.

Surprisingly bad-ass for a pair of plastic sandals!

The Good

  • Really comfy even when my feet are have loads of water retention (pictured)
  • They stay on my feet, when walking at full speed (thanks to the bar at the back)
  • The bar can swing over to the front so they slip on easily and they still don’t feel loose
  • Great arch support
  • The insole is textured so that it grips
  • Seven vents around the front for air flow
  • They are so light I actually forgot I was wearing them
  • The Bad

    The website is so busy, it’s easy to miss styles that you might have liked.

    Crocs have moved on from just selling expensive, brightly coloured shoes with plastic cartoon badges on, although that is incredibly kawaii! 😊


    10 responses to “Can Crocs Be Comfy and Stylish?”

    1. Monthly Roundup – August | Vamp It Up Manchester Avatar

      […] I got sick of buying summer shoes that were either too flat and bad for my shitty joints or too heavy or that flew off my feet going down stairs. I bit the bullet and bought Crocs. I actually think these look pretty bad-ass as they remind me of late 80’s/early 90’s street style. Here’s my full review of Crocs. […]


    2. Sandra Avatar

      I hear these are super comfortable. I love love love the punk studs you chose! ❤️

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      1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

        Thank you so much hon. I’ve actually just bought some more punky decals, can’t wait to show them off!


        1. Sandra Avatar

          Looking forward to seeing them!


    3. Castlesandturrets Avatar

      Okay I love wearing crocs (but only when I’m at home haha)! I’m all for comfort, and crocs are comfy. So I just wear them like slippers. If I’m going out and about for something that involves a lot of walking, then I would just wear my trusty walking boots. I might consider wearing crocs out now, as you’re right they are comfy and they are so light I always forget I’m wearing them – nice post!

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      1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

        Thanks! Yup, I’m wearing them as slippers too a lot but I love that I can nip to the shops or into the yard in them. I have two lovely pairs of walking boots but I’m waiting for winter.


    4. Haylee Avatar

      Have you seen the leather ones? (Although I’m not sure if they do a vegan option) I bought 2 pairs several years ago, a strappy sandal and a wedge. Same comfy soles as regular crocs but dressier. Walked all over Rome in them and they’re still the comfiest sandals I’ve ever owned!

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      1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

        I had no idea they did those, hey sound perfect and seriously durable. At this point I’m staying away from the leather industry as a whole. Xx

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        1. Haylee Avatar

          It’s a shame they don’t do them in ‘pleather’ (is that what it’s called?) I feel most of the big brands do have vegan options now. But I’ve just had a look and they do the ones I bought in canvas. I never knew they did so many different styles. I came across the ones I got by accident but then started looking at the website. Never knew they even did heels before I bought them!


        2. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

          Me neither on all three types!? Okay, I’m a total convert now, I admit it, ha! I love New Look for all of their pleather shoes and coats, they last years.

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