When Crocs first surfaced more than 15 years ago, their popularity was met with scorn of equal, if not greater, measure. Fashion experts, TV hosts, and newspaper columnists alike derided the foam clogs for being ugly and signaling that those wearing them had given up. Eventually the fad died down, but no one could have predicted Crocs would come back with even stronger force.
Today, in Crocs’ second run of acclaim, there are far less outspoken critics of the ultra-comfy footwear. Perhaps acceptance has come as a result of fashion becoming more casual overall in the past decade, or because the pandemic specifically made comfort an even greater priority. Either way, Crocs are now everywhere again — and with less people to make fun of them.
If you haven’t already indulged, now is the time to adopt Crocs into your life. Their low price point makes it one of the most accessible trends in recent memory, and there are enough distinct silhouettes to satisfy even the most skeptical of the Classic Clog. We’ve put together a few of our favorites to get you joining the crowd walking on clouds.