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, Malibu , Aug 14, 2012
"Spring" is in the air, springy pillows for feet
These shoes can be worn by men or women, so I wouldn't exactly call them "sexy." And yet, when my husband saw them, he said: "Those are really attractive shoes. You have good taste in shoes!" Which was a big surprise. He doesn't often comment on what I wear. Maybe he was into the jungle/safari theme which they evoke with their khaki leaf print. I can't really decide if I love them. I have a pair of heavily padded leather Born flip flops that seem as comfortable or more so than these. And yet, my feet do feel as though they are walking on springy pillows. I'm not sure if that is exactly what I'd call "comfort," but it is certainly very cool. As for durability, I wore them hiking up steep granite and slate mountain formations yesterday when the urge struck me to go exploring around a secluded lagoon where I was swimming. I couldn't risk falling, or I would have plummeted 20 or 30 feet or so and gotten pretty badly banged up. The shoes were flexible (I shouldn't have worn them),but they did not let me down. The clung to the rocks without slipping and cushioned my feet from the very, very uncomfortable bed of golf-ball sized (and smaller and larger) irregularly shaped rocks and pebbles I had to walk over to get back to the beach. One other note: Crocs suggests that if you're between sizes, you should order UP when you get these shoes. I'm between sizes and I did that. I have another pair of Crocs, the "sexi flip" where I ordered down instead of up. These stick out about an inch beyond my toes in the front. You might think that is too much, but they don't seem to get in the way. Maybe that is why they feel comfortable between the front toes. I read one review where the writer said the thong is uncomfortable there, but I have not found that to be the case. The heels fit just as they should. In the case of the other sandal, the fit is totally perfect with no part of the shoe extending beyond my foot or falling short of the end of my toes. So, it will be nice when Crocs starts offering half-sizes, as, apparently they now are doing with some shoes. These are flattering to your legs because the the inverse V-shape going around the instep seems to elongate the look of the ankle. I'm enjoying them even though they're too big for me.
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, Boston , Aug 14, 2012
A nice shoe but I was hoping for more . . .
These are nice cute shoes, but I was hoping for more. I have a Morton's Neuroma (basically it's a cluster of swollen nerves caused by wearing high heels) on the bottom front left sole of my left foot, so I have to try to find very cushioned shoes. Sometimes regular shoes work great because the construction of the shoe does not put pressure on the outside ball of the foot. Yet other shoes -- even special ones for problem feet like Chaco's flat oxfords -- can be so painful that I can't walk 10 steps. But so far, most of the Crocs I've tried have met the comfort test insofar as my neuroma is concerned. Do I keep these or send them back? I already have a few pair of black heels. One I wear because the pain doesn't kill me. Another pair isn't painful, but their height is mainly a thick wedge rather than a traditional high heel and they aren't sexy enough. These promised great comfort and style. They are cute enough. But comfortable? I wore them around the house and I could see that insofar as a normal foot would be concerned, they were light and cushiony. My right foot thought the shoe was pretty good, though, perhaps a little flimsy. I seem to almost have tripped once or twice, maybe because they were light, or because the sole was more flexible than I was used to. My left foot was telling me: "Hey! What didja expeck frum a pair-a-heels? Orthotics?" While the sole was cushioned and the shoes felt pretty darned good, the way the shoe was constructed, nevertheless, did put pressure on the neuroma. So the left one did hurt. Not nearly as bad as some other shoes, but not as little as a few I have already. I won't expect to dance in them or to walk very far in them, which is what I was hoping I could do. And I would like to be able to dance in a pair of cute, semi-sexy heels. I can't tell whether they're durable or not because I have not owned them long enough or worn them out, so I have to give them a nondescript 4 (middle-of-the-road) vote for durability. They were on sale, so I might keep them. It wouldn't hurt to have an extra pair of black heels around. I guess it depends how much I need the money.
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, Boston , Aug 13, 2012
Note to Crocs: Never discontinue this great shoe!
This is my favorite Crocs flat. I have it in purple and coffee. I've tried others, and their either a little big and clumsy, or maybe too funky, or too wild, or too transparent. This one goes anywhere and everywhere. The other flats spread out when my foot goes into them and because they are U-shaped around the instep when they widen out with my foot in it, the foot really looks fat (even though I am not fat and neither are my feet!). This has more of a V shaped cut, so it lops off half of each corner of my instep and that is slenderizing to my foot AND it also is very flattering to my legs!! It makes them look very curvy and elongates my ankles. Having a small ankle makes a leg look curvy, but if your calf goes into your ankle without thinning out a bit then your legs don't seem to have much shape. I have decent calves and fairly small ankles but they are not longish ankles, and this shoe makes my leg look more graceful and more feminine. Here's a hint. I took a staple remover and pulled out the silvery "Crocs" tag on the velvetish-suedish stripe across the toe. Just in case someone might want to think this is a leather shoe, why should I disabuse them of that notion? Not that I'm trying to cheat or anything, but I don't believe in free ads and going around wearing the brand name of the product I'm wearing whether it's a Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt or a Crocs shoe. I know it's still on the heel, but it isn't that noticeable there. So, I've worn these wading in Lake Michigan, walking on the Malibu beach, and swimming in New England. I've also worn them to nice restaurants and for walking around in the city. They're very comfortable once they get used to your foot. They don't scuff. And you can slip them on and off easily (which I do even though my foot doesn't seem to get too wet inside). (They're not terribly well ventilated, but I've never gotten athlete's foot wearing them, so I guess they breathe through the holes in them. My old purple pair now does smell like gym shoes a little, but I've had it more than a year and worn it a lot. I wash them in the sink to prevent them from building up foot odor. The new ones don't have that situation -- yet. But it is not unbearable and is easily controllable, and considering how much I wear them, it's worth it to rinse and dry them from time to time. My old shoes are size 7. I normally wear a 7.5, but they fit perfectly. And even though they've had a lot of wear, they still look new. The new pair seems a little snugger than the old pair. At first I was wondering if that was because they were made from a different mold, but they're the same length and width. So. I'm guessing that the old ones just feel looser because the material becomes more flexible with time. The old ones look just as good as the new ones. I CERTAINLY HOPE THAT CROCS NEVER STOPS MAKING THE KAELA BECAUSE I WILL NOT BUY ANY OTHER FLAT in their current collection because they do not have such a flattering cut around the instep. Some Kaela flats are a bit prim . . . a bit clunkier. Others seem hot, or sexier. I'd get those but they are not as flattering. These don't look like you're TRYING to be sexy, but they do flatter your leg. I wish they came in more colors and that the sole was a different color. It would be fine to have any colored shoe with a black or coffee colored sole. Taupe, rust, gray, navy, teal, gleaming gold or gleaming silver (black soles on those, please).
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, Malibu , Aug 13, 2012
Wow
For a shoe with a sole this thin, this shoe is unbelievably comfortable. You can, quite literally, wear it anywhere in the summer.... from an afternoon patio or beach party to a restaurant for dinner (well, you'd have to paint your toenails.) I just got back from a bike ride and a walk on a rocky beach in them. They did okay, surprisingly enough. I have the tan ones and am ordering some black ones while they're still on sale. I am a half size, but ordered down not up. The last time I ordered up in a flip flop, the shoe came and it sticks out at the toes. It fit okay even if it's a bit large, but I ordered down in this shoe and the fit is exactly perfect.
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