Look, I’m not advocating the wearing of Crocs. They are more or less an abomination unto to the Lord (and Taylor) and I have yet to be able to look at a pair of those horrendous plastic clogs without thinking the words “foot soup.” However, sometimes a girl just needs…and it pains me to say it…inexpensive, casual, comfortable shoes.
Case in point. One of my gentleman callers is an Englishman and like all Englishmen, he has a thing for “walking.” It’s the national sickness. I have had the good fortune to know every manner of Englishman from the proverbial Shropshire lad to the Dean of Canterbury Cathedral and I’ve yet to meet a native of that green and pleasant land whose soul doesn’t simply yearn to be ankle deep in grass and mud, tromping through a stranger’s sheep pasture in the rain.
Anyhoodle, the current Englishman invited me on a walking expedition wherein we would start at the bottom of a large rock and proceed to walk UP to the top of the damn thing and then after “admiring the view” (because apparently he doesn’t HAVE Google Image Search on his computer) walk right back down again. I explained to him that I wasn’t sure I had the right shoes for the deal and he just advised me to wear something with a rubber sole.
I opened my oven (I’m out of closet space, don’t judge me) and after a long pause asked “….so the Diors then?”
We did not go for that walk.
Here are the moderately inoffensive, lesser of many many evils Celeste Canvas Crocs, pointed out to me by my friend Harridan P.
I suppose these are the ones to wear if you MUST (see headline) wear Crocs. They are inexpensive and as a note of practicality, might be a good shoe to have in your emergency car kit in case you break down in the middle of the night wearing your Miu Miu teacups (for which I would murder you, your relations and your third grade math teacher) and have to hoof it to the nearest gas station.
and now for a little palate cleansing: