Anyone who knows me knows my stance on Crocs the footwear favored among Disney World regulars and the fashionably challenged. I believe they are among the most egregious sins in fashion history, right up there with fannypacks and denim cut-off shorts.
Why anyone thought it would be a good idea to take shoes worn by nurses and gardeners and foray them into mainstream fashion, I don't know. What I do know is that they look ridiculous and manage to negate any decent outfit. And never mind that they're "comfortable" you wouldn't wear a nightgown and bunny slippers in public because it's "comfortable."
But I must admit while I struggle to forgive anyone remotely involved with the conception of this shoe, I can at least respect the company's latest advertising campaign, which you can see here (I would have embedded the video, but it's not available separate from the Web site).
Like I said, this is respectable. The company realizes that Crocs are polarizing footwear, and has attuned its marketing accordingly. And no, I would never think about wearing those horrid plastic heels Crocs has created presumably to try to assuage the "haters" like myself. But it's honest advertising, unlike for example the current McDonald's TV spots that are trying to convince me that Michael Phelps and company eat fried chicken sandwiches for breakfast.
(Also, if anyone wishes to make a case for Crocs, feel free to comment. I'm curious to hear exactly why these shoes are appealing.)