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  • Crocs and socks?
  • lyrikal
    Free Member

    I’m just back from the local shop, called in wearing my usual home footwear of crocs and socks, preferably merino. I was also wearing a polo shirt. After reading the polo shirt thread I’m concerned I may have committed some sort of crime. My mate says the holes in crocs are for your dignity to seep out so maybe he is on to something.

    Would those down filled tent slippers be a more acceptable alternative?

    howsyourdad1
    Free Member

    I think it’s all about pool sliders this year

    suburbanreuben
    Free Member

    Are you wearing garters with your socks?

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    Crocs, socks and polo, only? Are you not arrested for having the last turkey un the shop flapping in the breeze?

    lyrikal
    Free Member

    Probably should clarify, I had Lee jeans on, a sekonda watch (titanium) drove there in a vw transporter. Bought milk and porridge.

    Not sure if any other info would be relevant?

    Oh and no garters

    garage-dweller
    Full Member

    Sounds perfectly reasonable to me but I plan to wear t and polo shirts well into retirement so apparently I don’t have a clue. 😛

    Drac
    Full Member

    You didn’t need to add ‘and socks’.

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    Hair style? Facial hair?

    ads678
    Full Member

    You’re wearing crocs so I assume you are either a butcher, a nurse or work in an abattoir?

    lyrikal
    Free Member

    Stubble, as in kept as stubble, not just unshaven. Crocs in no way connected to work, I found them cheap in tkmaxx and they are surprisingly comfortable. The socks bit is the winter modification.

    I fear this may be going bad.

    Thing is I’ve been doing a lot of miles with roadies lately, they do like their style do roadies.

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    Was the T5 pimped in any way?

    lyrikal
    Free Member

    Oh dear, the t5, a little! Though I think I can justify it as the mods make it a great bike van.

    trail_rat
    Free Member

    Crocs. For people who really don’t give a shit what others think.

    Wear mine with pride around the house -garden and would go as far as the village shop. Not much further-because they are the wrong shoe. It’s a toss up between them and my rigger boots not sure which stw would find less acceptable but boooovvaaaaaaa’d

    *Looked down on them till I needed a set for work. Now I use them loads as very practical for mooching about.

    funkmasterp
    Full Member

    This can be saved. Were you wearing old jogging bottoms with nonspecific stains on them? If you were it’s all good and you don’t need to worry as long as the Polo shirt was baggy. I’ve been to the local shop in my pyjamas before. Jeff Lebowski is my style icon.

    Edit – just saw the Lee jeans bit. Unfortunately that means you’re $&@#%d. The fashion police will shortly be kicking your (actual) back door in.

    zippykona
    Full Member

    Obviously you were wearing your leather cowboy hat for the full Dutch caravanner look.

    lyrikal
    Free Member

    I do own a leather cowboy hat, must remember to wear it next time. So does all this mean I have no sense of style or I am a fashion pioneer?

    munrobiker
    Free Member

    When I’m king the first things to go are the Croc factory and the Ugg factory. Such blatant disregard for aesthetics that they’re offensive.

    Riggers are the business.

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    Cowboy hat? Are you Alex Debagorski?

    takisawa2
    Full Member

    If Crocs are good enough for Tour Divide riders to wear off the bike, they’re good enough for me.

    Colour is critical though.
    Black ideally, & get them dusty, new black ones look naff.

    Polo shirt….dear god man.

    The T5 gets a nod from me.
    Been looking at one to replace the mighty Galaxy, as a kids/bikes/caravan hauler.
    But how ckin’ much…..!!!!
    My first house cost less than a new T6.

    plyphon
    Free Member

    I dont care who wears them crocs are ridiculous and should be melted down and turned into marital aids.

    footflaps
    Full Member

    I’ve never worn Crocs, I feel I’m missing out on something…….

    My house slippers are a 25 year old pair of Merrell sandals, normally worn with socks.

    thegman67
    Full Member

    I wear mine with pride. My go to shoes while getting changed at Inners after the uplift.

    zippykona
    Full Member

    Crocs on wet paving are lethal as are sweaty feet inside crocs.
    Socks in crocs for safety.

    rumbledethumps
    Free Member

    Marvelous invention. Once you’ve let go, life brightens up.

    RustySpanner
    Full Member

    Crocs are excellent.
    Rocking a daring pink pair right now.
    Easily found in a climbing hut, amongst the fetid, sweaty pile of otherwise identical Crocs by the door.

    Great for cycling to the beach, or building dams, or fishing….

    Crocs rock.

    Nico
    Free Member

    Crocs on wet paving are lethal

    I’d written off Crocs as being like plastic clogs i.e. neither stylish nor practical, until an acquaintance completed a single-handed Fastnet race in his (that’s a sailing boat race, but quite a long one). I didn’t ask if he wore socks, but they’d have been very wet if he did, so I think not.

    I’m now a convert but haven’t bought any myself yet. I’m generally in favour of function over fashion. I also have feet like paddles.

    footflaps
    Full Member

    I’m generally in favour of function over fashion.

    Yep, which is why I always end up in T shirt, shorts and trainers no matter how many nice shirts I’ve bought….

    Malvern Rider
    Free Member

    1. Wearing Crocs in public is a crime against fashion and thats just for starters. Other people who wear Crocs are the perennial low-hanging piñatas upon which self-styled style gurus may whack themselves into a scoffing, self-righteous snorting lather.

    2. Crocs are like kryptonite to those whose self-regard hinges upon style and status.

    3. Crocs offer an occult level of comfort to the feet whilst simultaneously marking the wearer as ‘deficient’ in some way.

    4. Crocs are for nurses no-one else has either need of such comfort or occupational disregard for such style suicide.

    5. Crocs are for children and/or clown-persons

    6. Nothing says ‘I’m alone’ like a man in Crocs

    7. Nothing says ‘Married with kids’ like a man in Crocs

    8. Nothing says ‘generic, passive and gender-neutral’ like a family in Crocs*

    Who knew that mass-produced foamy super-slippers would become a double-reflective phenomena. A perfectly calibrated two-way psychological mirror?

    *Except for that family wearing knock-off pseudo-Crocs.

    Malvern Rider
    Free Member

    ‘Crocs with socks’ is surely the ‘black hole’ of style? I wore them yesterday morning – Crocs, trainer-socks and shorts. Crossing the lawn to the cabin. I actually stood awhile, midway, just marvelling at the effect in the dewy grass. Mist in the air. Just warm enough afoot, yet not perspiring thanks to paradisiacal comfort-levels afforded by the Crocs + socks ensemble. Stuff of dreams. (Thinks) If I could just invoke the nostril-flaring, unquestioningly innocent and un-ironic self-regard of 70’s porn-man while wearing this ensemble? If I could – I would conquer everything. Every. Thing!

    joshvegas
    Free Member

    My girlfriend pointed and laughed at my crocs then promptly requisitioned them.

    lyrikal
    Free Member

    Mine are croc bands, if you squint really really hard you might mistake them for a pair of converse.. I highly recommend them with merino socks.

    TimothyD
    Free Member

    Crocs can be bad for the feet if worn frequently/long enough I’ve read.

    TimothyD
    Free Member

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/are-crocs-bad-for-you_us_574de531e4b02912b241081f

    Good news for Croc haters 🙂

    Bad news for my brother. 😉

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