the ultimate shoe? – Technical
Shoes have been a garment that contains both functionality and fashion. They are sometimes part of someone’s identity (I’m looking at you, sneakerheads). But when it comes to the best shoes, I can only think of the slightly clunky but practical shoe: Crocs.
Crocs are arguably the ultimate form of footwear due to their immense versatility and comfort. Whatever the situation: walking to class, relaxing at home, in the shower, or even at a party, Crocs are easily the best choice. So what makes Crocs the best?
First of all, the material is unbeatable. Crocs are made of rubber, so they are durable and waterproof. So you can wear them to class on a rainy day without worrying about getting soggy socks. Plus, Crocs’ built-in breathability allows your feet to shed water they’ve collected and let air escape. They are also lightweight making them easy to walk on all day without any discomfort. Plus, Crocs are super easy to clean without using a washer or dryer.
Another defining feature of Crocs is the articulated strap that can alter the performance level of the shoe, switching between comfort and sport modes. Comfort mode is when the strap is placed in the most forward position while Sport mode is when the strap is placed to hug the heel of the foot, preventing the shoe from slipping. The strap alone makes the shoe extremely versatile; it can work as a comfortable rubber clog for more casual use, or something a bit more active just by moving it around. By adding a pair of fuzzy socks, you can also use your crocs as winter shoes, perfect for cold and random Atlanta days in mid-March.
Now that the pure functionality of Crocs has been highlighted, it’s time to dig deeper into why Crocs could even be considered a party shoe. To help understand, let’s set the scene: It’s a Friday night and you’ve been invited to a fraternity party. You know that no matter what you do when you step out of there, your shoes are going to be sticky from the various drinks that have been spilled on the floor. In fact, because of this, you’ve designated a separate pair of shoes to be the victim of all the mess, which stays dirty night after night because it’s too much of a hassle to clean them. When the party is over and the shoes are sticky, a simple shower will return them to their original state in just minutes. No complex stain-fighting techniques needed, no constant scrubbing, no extra time or energy spent, just showering with Crocs as shower shoes. At any party, of course, you run the risk of spilling Four Loko on your Crocs, but the ease of cleaning it makes it worth it.
Finally, if the practicality of wearing Crocs to a party in general doesn’t sell it, consider what a conversation starter Crocs are. Let’s be honest. If someone sees Crocs at a party, they’ll comment, either to compliment or to question the choice.
If it’s a compliment, it’s easy to start a conversation, and if it’s a question, you now have a list of reasons why Crocs are the best choice.