Crocs: Why everyone is wearing the highly coveted shoe?
By Madison “I only wear them in sports mode” Sciba
There is a new fashion trend spreading across the United States and it is coming as no surprise. Crocs, the famous rubber shoes, are becoming the center of the world of footwear. They are truly becoming the footwear of the future, featuring several different styles and “modes.” Most popular among the youth are sport mode and relaxed mode.
Sport mode, also known as x-games mode, is done by removing your foot from the croc, lowering the strap and putting the shoe back on so the strap is now resting behind the foot. This is optimal for turning crocs from everyday lounging shoes into athletic, all terrain shoes.
Relaxed mode involves the strap resting in the top of the shoe, giving the heel freedom to move about. This is ideal for just walking around, just a casual everyday shoe. Need to take the trash out? Just slide them on in relaxed mode, it's easy peasy.
Not only are crocs functional, but they are also becoming the epitome of style. Available in a variety of colors and patterns, choosing your design is the first step to making them truly unique. The next step in croc ownership is the jibbitz. Little charms that just pop in the holes on the tops of the shoes. Now this is where you can really personalize your crocs. The options for jibbitz are endless, cute animals, food, plants, objects, phrases. If you can name it, then you can find a jibbitz.
So stop talking bad about today’s youth and how they “don’t wear real shoes” because crocs are far superior to any loafers or granny shoe from the 1970s. Just suck it up and invest in a pair of crocs, they will change your life and your relationship with your feet.
HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY FROM THE COLLEGIAN STAFF!
Madison Sciba '24,