Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Mary Jane Fuchsia

If someone had said to me: “One day you’ll wear pink and actually like it” I would have laughed in his/her face. And if he/she had said: “One day you’ll buy Crocs” I would have answered: “Yeah, maybe, for someone else!”

I’ve never been a fan of Crocs. I did try a pair a few years back, and yes they were comfortable but the thought of wearing them “out” was just not for me. Too bulky, too much like clogs, and way too wide. Like many of us out there, I have this ugly toes aversion, so for some wearing Crocs in the summer instead of the airy, toes-out flip-flops is a good thing. At least in Crocs I don’t have to see those ugly, dried, full of calluses toes/feet. That is the one good thing I liked about them.

By the way, this is the time of year when people with ugly toes should be doing something about it. Talk to your doctor, he might be able to help with those fungus. Go get a pedicure, you’ll see, it does feel great during and after it’s even better! I did karate, barefoot, for over twenty years and never had those ugly calluses or those cracked heels. I had (and still do!) smooth, well-maintained feet. During all those years I never once painted my toenails, never really felt the need or want.

The year we got married, since we were doing the deed on the beach, barefoot, I got a treat for my toes. I got a French manicure. I loved it. Since then, every summer I paint my toes. I also realised that I love bright colours down there. And, I have a nail on each toe! Not a little piece, or a “want to be a nail, but don’t have much room to grow” thing, but a full nail. Also, since that year, I realised that I was “turning” girlier… Things I didn’t care about much before were starting to interest me, like makeup, jewellery, etc. I wasn’t a big pink fan (the colour, because I actually really enjoy the singer!), I would wear it once in a while, I had a few tees, but it wasn’t my first choice.

Last week, we watched “The Celebrity Apprentice” and their task had to do with Crocs. I liked the company and what they are doing. I like good causes, and recycling old Crocs to send them to children in countries in need is a great idea.

Long story short, Saturday I bought these: They are narrower than the regular Crocs, which is great for me since I have long and narrow feet. The model is called "Mary Jane" and the colour is Fuchsia. I decided to get those to replace my no heels slippers. I hate to admit it, but I'm at an age when standing for hours (cooking) gets to my back. I needed something to absorb and with a little heel. These are great! They are super comfy, and with the straps I won't lose them coming down the stairs or backing up (used to do that with my other slippers). And since I was buying them, might as well get some jewels for them... Hee. A little penguin (Hubby's mascot) and a paw. Admit it, they're not that bad!

I think they're cute, and boy are they comfy! All good! BUT, these are for the house alone...

14 comments:

Mousse said...

I LOVE THEM !!!!!!!! I could use a pair for around the house for cooking, cleaning, gardening and stuff like that. I too will never wear them elsewhere, but they are cute and I'd love to get a pair. Where do I get them ? Mousse

Stinkypaw said...

I got them at "Panier" in Pointe-Claire (on Lakeshore). I know Crocs are also sold at Atmosphere at Fairview...

Monkey said...

Don't feel bad- I have had my Croc MJs for over a year- and actually need to replace mine as I may have worn out the "cush"

I bought them as indoor shoes as well- but I must confess they have been outdoors. Quite a few times. Okay- a lot...........

Kim said...

sorry, but I've always hated crocs!!! However, if somebody was going to own a pair, I suppose yours aren't that bad...but mostly because of the MJ style and the fact that they're indoor shoes!

I cringe every time I see someone at the grocery store or mall wearing a brightly colored pair of Crocs. I can see people having them for gardening or for the beach (or your reasons) but that's it.

Not me, no way, no how.

Marius said...

I just wanted to give a male perspective on them.


Actually, there isn't one.


;-)

Rejoice for your happy feet!

Charlie said...

Nice feet and shoes, SP, but you appear to have a serious pigeon-toe problem.

Nicotine Jones said...

I'm with Marius. Nothing to contribute from me on the shoe thing. My daughter has a pair and she likes them. They are lighter than I thought they'd be. That probably makes them good for the standing thing. Enjoy them!

lizgwiz said...

I used to swear I'd never wear them, but last July, when we had rain 26 out of 31 days, I caved in. I had no choice--my good sandals literally fell apart from being constantly wet, and I had to make an emergency shoe purchase on my lunch hour. I now have 3 pairs (though mine are knock-offs) and yes...I wear them in public. They were so practical and comfortable, I couldn't help myself. Sigh.

Ananke said...

I've never been a fan of Crocs either but for just around the house, I guess that's OK. I might buy a pair for that. But I have to say that pink is your color. Oops, I mean colour. ;-)

princess slea said...

i have the same sort of problem with the Ugg boot. I don't really like the way they look especially on me. They made my calves look enormous. BUT for some reason this winter my feet have been freezing in every pair of shoes and boots I own. Those cozy fur lined boots are looking more and more appealing to me.
i'm warming up to the idea of Crocs too. yours look cute and you can have fun with the gibbitz.

Brave Astronaut said...

[whisper] I wear them, too.

I like them, they're really comfortable. But Mrs. BA doesn't like me to wear them out of the house. They're my "summer slippers"

Purple Pigeon said...

I'm definately not a fan of Crocs either. I rank them equal to jelly sandals. But I'm totally loving your choice of charms on them. Sooooo tooootally hot!

But, thinking about it, I don't like crocs, ugg boots, pointy stilettoes or ballet pumps. So, any fashionable footwear at all. I'm a diehard trainers and boots fan. Maybe I'm the one thats wrong...





No, that can't possibly be it.

Stinkypaw said...

monkey: Do you know that they can be recycled? I really don't think I'll be wearing them outisde the house, but then again... ;-)

kim: I did as well, until last week! They're not what I would consider "shoes", they're my "slippers".

marius: Thanks!

charlie: You are too funny! :-p

nicotine: Thanks!

lizgwiz: I know the feeling... ;-)

ananke: Picking on my spelling, are we? ;-)

princess: The "gibbits" are just too fun to pass on!

astronaut: Indoor use is the best!

pigeon: I have very similar taste to yours (including Crocs), I think that comfort must prevail in my footwear and with these it sure does...

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