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  • allthegear
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    Crocs should be used for one thing and one thing only: burning.

    Rachel

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    Yesterday saw a guy riding a bso in flip flops towing a child in trailer chariot thing.. wobbling all over a cycle lane…
    50m further away the lane ended and joined an a- road bustling with bank holiday traffic.
    I said a little prayer for them.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    I actually like Crocs.
    For kids, camping, nipping out to the bin etc etc, they are handy.

    trail_rat
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    Bought my first pair as everyone offshore wears them due to a pretty much universal ban on open toed sandals

    Find my self wearing them all the time around the house/garden.

    Dont go out in public in them though. In much the same way i wouldnt nip to the shops in my slippers

    Riding in them – no thanks

    forexpipz
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    I urge everyone to try crocs for riding.

    The only requirement is that you have a large surface area pedal. Like the Nukeproof Neutron Flat Pedals. This combo is perfection for me at least.

    They are simply amazing.

    I dont think i’ll ever wear anything else.

    brumsgrove
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    Yet to wear a pair, BUT – There is a guy who has ridden 100 cols cycle route & Paris-Brest-Paris in a pair. Here.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Crocs are for people who have given up on life. You’ll be collecting the kids from school in yer jammies next.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Perfect for taking the bins out in. And going for a night piss when camping.

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    They have your uses. I had a pair given to me that were banned in the house, I mean what’s wrong with white Crocs apart from looking like I work in an abattoir ?

    Premier Icon Simon
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    My daughter rides in crocs…… but she’s only nine years old.

    smurfly13
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    I love my Crocs…. but on a bike πŸ˜• !!!

    steve_b77
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    forexpipz – Member
    I urge everyone to try crocs for riding.
    The only requirement is that you have a large surface area pedal. Like the Nukeproof Neutron Flat Pedals. This combo is perfection for me at least.
    They are simply amazing.
    I dont think i’ll ever wear anything else.

    You chuffin’ what!!!!

    The day I start wearing crocs – they will have to dig me up first to put them on me

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    Whatever works for you πŸ˜‰

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    My wife says crocs are for people with elasticated wastes on their trousers. Personally I have made a living will that if I ever where Crocs instead of my 510’s on my bike, I will be happily taken out into the car park and shot as Crocs are for people who have lost the will to live! πŸ˜†

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    I was once a scoffer.

    But then I got some – they came with a rule – never wear them in polite society. But they are chuffin ace!

    There is nothing better to wear before/after an open water swim; when hopping out of the campervan for a waz; on a bike/kayak trip when setting up your kit and not wanting to mince around in cleats/barefoot; a quick late night trip to the man cave to set up the bike for an early morning ride; any overnight light(ish)weight trip as a 2nd pair of shoes to the ‘action’ shoe of choice.

    I have to keep myself in check now – I’ve found myself reaching for them on an emergency corner shop mission and had to resist.

    Go on, you don’t know what you’re missing (though riding in them is maybe going a bit far)! If you can’t find need for crocs in your life, your life is not rad enough!

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    My wife says crocs are for people with elasticated wastes on their trousers.

    I was warned off the Wifes maternity jeans once. They looked comfy.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Did she have them on at the time?!.

    πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    LBS owner wears crocks in his shop! πŸ˜•

    I wear crocs for three reasons, (medical, in and out of the pool, around the campsite) but never on an mtb offroad, too squidgy.

    Couldnt give a toss whether others wear them or not, or for whatever reasons.

    unovolo
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    Had crocs when I lived in Oz used to wear them for work in the Bike shop,proper comfy and great being on your feet allday, however have now progressed to Birkenstocks as my comfy shoe.

    We use them- but only round the house and on holidays – they’re ace!

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    Definitely sticking 100% with SPDs now.

    Crocs are useful for kids messing about in the garden, or on the campsite, but the only adult use is as a janitor.

    Flip flops can go on the fire too. And sandals.

    petersnell
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    Think I’ll stick with some 5 10s but whatever works for you I suppose. Are they enduro specific? πŸ™‚

    chrism110
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    I wear spd but I always wear my crocs after a ride,there so easy to slip into in a muddy car park and just kick off when you get home , I wouldn’t fancy riding in them though no protection stall really

    however have now progressed to Birkenstocks as my comfy shoe

    Ah, now we are getting to the STW core.

    Birkenstocks, worn with selvedge denim, whilst sporting a big beard and sipping a leffe blonde. Fatbike parked just off shot πŸ˜‰

    Crocs are for people who have given up on life I consider not to be as fashionable or as concerned with fashion as myself

    Fixed πŸ˜‰

    Actually it’s hard to imagine whether or not I’d wear those footrubbers of shame if it wasn’t for my mashed feet joints, being as they were an enabling revelation after many years in a wheelchair/crutches and unable to bear pressure in any other footwear excepting superduper expensive Air Max running shoe varieties.

    Maybe yes, just to annoy style-nazis πŸ˜‰

    Don’t judge unless you walked a mile in another mans crocs.

    Don’t walk a mile in another man’s crocs unless they spent a day prior submerged in strong bleach solution πŸ™‚

    Kunstler
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    Would be handy for river crossings where it’s warmish at low level but freezing on the tops where you don’t want to be riding in wet shoes.

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    CROCS – if you don’t like them, you haven’t worn them.

    There is no excuse for uncomfortable shoes.

    End of discussion.

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    why does it look like croc wearers are always wearing crocs 4 sizes to big?

    i have several styles of footwear. all are comfortable. none make me look like a janitor.

    there are better and more suitable footwear for river crossings too.

    jtintheuk
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    Top marks for comfortness! Aaaah!! Not for biking, naaaah!

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    one of the worst biking accidents came whilst wearing CROCS……mangled my toes/toenails, ankle, knee and rip my ear partly off.oh I was not wearing a helmet either.

    Never ride a bike in them………………even for the shortest time

    gwaelod
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    Shimano SPD sandals rock

    IanW
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    Had a Croc epiphany a few weeks ago, well actually a Crocalike (Β£5 from one of the cheap clothes shops) there brilliant and my first choice of footwear.
    My GF is taking the opposite view and threatening to hoof it, ah well.

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    Nothing says you’ve lost all respect for yourself Like a pair of Crocs.

    Sartorially there needn’t be too many steadfast principles to stick to, but ‘don’t wear any item of clothing that looks like it’s come from the CBeebies costume department’ is pretty near the top

    You can try and convince yourself otherwise, but you look like Mr Tumbles, and all you’re missing is some bright patchwork dungarees

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    You can try and convince yourself otherwise,

    I wore mine as I wandered up the pebbly beach early this morning after a nice refreshing swim. Little comfy cushions for my cold toes. In honour of this thread I then kept them on for the obligatory bank holiday full english at the cafe…..with a Rapha (free, I hasten to add) top on. Put that up your sartorial pipe and smoke it!

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    Janitor? πŸ˜€

    Good God man, the word is caretaker.

    If you are an American, I apologise.
    If not, why do you want to be one so much?

    And relax…….

    fontmoss
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    Hmm reminds me I might get a cheap pair for work

    IanW
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    And….they weigh under 250g and squash up small which makes them great off the bike touring shoes.

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