Step back you judgy bitches; I’m proudly rockin’ my Crocs

23 Jul

God bless Vicky from Freebees PR. Her company’s the PR for Crocs SA and she’d been trying to convince me of their fabulousness for years, despite the fact that I repeatedly told her I’d sooner cut off my feet than slip them into a pair of plastic clogs. In fact, there was a time when she’d send me a press release for the brand and I’d respond with any snaps I could find on Google images of people vomiting in the street. (Yes, I’m a total dream to work with. All PRs, like, totally love me…)

Anyway, I’ve watched Crocs evolve over the years and slowly, ever so freakin slowly, they’ve morphed from le clog I associate with ER shift workers, chefs and people who can’t get laid into something that I… might… (oooh God, it’s so difficult to say…) actually wear! In fact, let me just come out and say it; I now own a pair of Crocs and I really, REALLY like them!

Behold the cuteness that are my Adrina Flats II (R499,95)

I attended a launch the other day, held at The Grand on the Beach, and got to get up close and personal with a couple of their new styles.

Crocs for Africa

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Trying on leopard print peep toe pump Crocs. (Yes, they really do make those…)

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From afar these Carlie Flat Animal Waves (R549,95) look a bit too ‘gold’ on my feet the same style in black would be totally awesome.

While I still don’t love every Croc I see (some are still a bit too unfeminine or ‘plastiek’ for my liking), there are some that are ridiculously cute. And don’t get me started on the whole comfort thing… Every single Croc-wearer says the same bloody thing; ‘MAN, THEY’RE SOOO FRIKKEN COMFORTABLE…’ God! My eyes used to roll into the back of my head… But here’s the kicker… IT’S TRUE! I love how my li’l blue babies’ grip the ground as I walk. And their rubbery little soles put a bounce in my step. They make me feel like I could go for a run on the prom with them and I’m almost tempted to try it.

Crocs have also teamed up with Hank Hayden to create a golf range. I had no clue who he was but my golf freak boyfriend says he’s a ‘big deal’ ‘cos he coached Tiger Woods.

The Drayden, R799,99

Anyway, it would seem there’s a limit to my Croc rocking… I picked up a pair of black rubbery thongs wondering if they’d be a good fit for summer and plonked myself onto a deck chair to try them on. Alas, the ‘chair’ was just a deck chair frame with a Crocs branded towel draped on it so I hit the ground HARD!

UNIVERSE SAYS NO!

Clearly its God’s way of saying there’s only so much Croc I can handle. Still, I never thought I’d own and appreciate a pair of Crocs but as it turns out, I do. I really, really do.

If you’re a small-minded semi-snob like me, bound by preconceptions or an image of the nasty old model, stick your head into a Crocs shop and see what their new stuff looks like. You just might like something… and if you try it on, it’ll be game over ‘cos ‘MAN, THEY’RE SOOO FRIKKEN COMFORTABLE…’

Love, love

Leigh

P.S. There was a prize for the most ‘eye-catchingly’ dressed guest. There was no competition when Olivie Keck from House & Leisure rocked up in her eye-catching colourblock sequin jacket.

To celebrate, she took a quick ‘surf’ in the Croc wave o’ awesomess. As you do.

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4 Responses to “Step back you judgy bitches; I’m proudly rockin’ my Crocs”

  1. Charlene ♡ (@Gee_Whiskers) July 23, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    I am one of those people that when I walk past a Crocs store I have to close my eyes or look the other way…but I have to admit, I quite like the blue little flats.

    • leighvdb July 23, 2012 at 10:01 am #

      I’m exactly the same way so you have no idea how shocked I am as to how much I dig those pumps. Thought they’d only match two outfits at best but I’m finding all these ways to make ‘em work ‘cos I love how comfy they are. Great driving/errand-running shoe :-) x x

      • Terri July 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

        I must say, Croc’s has come a long way. Loving all their new styles!!! A summer must have :)

  2. FatiN September 30, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    The Adrina Flats II are cute! It was a difficult choice to make for the Spring/Summer Collection. Can’t say the same for the Fall/Holiday Collection though. I attended the launch recently and I was a tad disappointed. The colours are a lot more subdued but I suppose it’s expected since the season is changing but the designs seem to have gone back to the very basic, unexciting. *sigh* But I’m still wearing my Carliana Peep Toe Ombre and loving them!

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