First of all, the molded look is not for everyone. I personally think it's very trendy and edgy. I got the dark purple color which is very dark and would go well with jeans. However I already have so many pairs of crocs that I couldn't see myself wearing these everyday so for that reason only I returned them.
Comfort-wise, these are about the same as the animal print flats (more comfortable than all my non-croc flats), but not as comfortable as the kadee style flats. However, these are more dressy so it depends on what you are looking for.
I also got these for $20 during a sale. I don't think they are worth the regular price.