Although I've been down with a few "ugly" shoe trends in the past, I've never been a Crocs wearer. I certainly have an appreciation for comfort, but it's admittedly not my number one priority when choosing shoes. So, I tend to ignore it when Crocs gain more buzz in the fashion world, which is oftentimes the result of a designer collaboration from the likes of Balenciaga or Christopher Kane.
Last month, news of the new high-heel Croc sandals was widely covered across the internet, which, naturally, led to some ongoing discussion among the Who What Wear team and, eventually, my boss (and our Editor in Chief) Kat Collings asking me to try them out. I didn't exactly jump at the chance, but I conceded.
Upon reaching out to Crocs, I was surprised to learn that the high heels everyone was buzzing about were actually a style from 2015 that's long been sold out (although you can get them for a major mark-up on Amazon). They pointed me in the direction of the brand's more recent heel styles, and I decided on a pair of wedges (also very polarizing). The next thing I knew, FedEx was at my door to deliver a lime green bag with Crocs emblazoned across it for all the world to see. I quickly signed for it and officially became a first-time Crocs owner. Read on for the play-by-play of my Crocs-wearing experience.
Could wedge-heel Crocs be the next "ugly" shoe trend? Time will tell.