Yep, and loving every step of it!
I told my friend Julie last night at dinner, and she just shook her head and cringed until I explained the sandal style you see above. Rubber, lightweight, cute, comfortable, waterproof, dirtproof, and most importantly New York proof (and kidproof for that matter).
Now, I didn’t find these on my own. You can imagine I’m not hauling it to the Crocs store in my Guiseppes. I was lead to the brand by Joseph, a former designer for Crocs who so graciously brought me a pair to a recent meeting.
I’ve NEVER been a Crocs fan. Honestly, I can’t fathom why anyone would wear those ugly things. My parents said the same thing about Uggs before they slipped them on and felt how comfy they are, so I’m guessing the same is true for the rubber clogs. I didn’t tell Joseph any of this because I obviously didn’t want to be offensive, nor does it really matter in the grand scheme of things.
So when I accepted the Crocs box, I thought “Oh no,” but when I opened it “Oh wow!”came out of my mouth. Inside was an unbelievably lightweight pair of rubber wedges. Unfortunately they didn’t fit so I took them back to the Crocs retail location on the Upper West Side and discovered a world of cute and ridiculously comfy shoes.
With warm weather around the corner, I honed in on the sandals. After finding t-strap Mossimos flats at Target, buying them in 3 colors, and wearing each until I had to throw them away, I prefer a shoe with an ankle strap over a flip flop. Crocs has tons of both!
Besides being rubber, slim, flexible, waterproof, dirtproof, and lightweight, some have some little ball things on the inside that almost massage your feet as you walk. Overall, it’s like wearing nothing. The price is very right, starting at $30 a pair.
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They come in a variety of colors. Be advised, I bought a half to a whole size smaller than I usually wear.