Toronto Mike

The Crocs Conundrum


I remember when I first saw them.  It was about two years ago and I was in the waiting room of my kids' pediatrician.  An entire family came in wearing these colourful shoes that looked like plastic Dutch clogs.  I snickered to myself and shook my head.  These things looked very uncool.

Shortly thereafter, I learnt these shoes were called crocs, and they were becoming very popular.  I laughed at croc wearers.  Then, Taryn bought me a pair and I tried them on to see what all the fuss was about.

They're both convenient and comfy.  They're ideal if you're around water, and they're breezy and cool on summer nights.  This is the great croc conundrum.  They look nerdy, but they feel good.  What's a guy to do?

My self imposed rule is that I won't wear my crocs more than 15 feet beyond my property limits.  In the house and backyard is cool, but if I'm going out I'm switching into my sandals.  That's just the way it has to be.... for now.

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