When it comes to attributes we look for in potential partners, everyone has a couple of superficial things that are dealbreakers for a relationship. For me those things are: people who use emoticons in text messages, guys over the age of 30 who don’t have their drivers license, and wearers of Crocs. In general, Crocs are an absolutely unforgivable choice of footwear – I don’t care how comfortable they are, there are better alternatives that don’t resemble fluoro rubber cowry shells with air holes.
I am, however, prepared to give them a bit of positive press after they saved English toddler, Harley Sutton-Dormer, from a potentially fatal electric shock from his mum’s faulty hair dryer. Although he did receive burns from the shock, medics said Harley’s shoes acted as insulators by stopping the electricity passing into the ground. His mother Danielle Sutton-Dormer told the Daily Mail, “The paramedic said he was really lucky he was wearing Crocs shoes at the time. They stopped the electricity going through his legs and coming out of his feet and probably saved him from serious injury.”
Even as an outspoken Crocs basher, this recent twist has made me rethink the rules a little. I still don’t want to see a grown man in Crocs – it’s still even more repulsive than a grown man on a razor scooter, but maybe they are acceptable footwear for under 10s. Put them in the Fugly But Potentially Lifesaving category along with stack hats. If they’re good enough for Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, they’re good enough for my children. See Photo via Just Jared.