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May 25th, 2019 at 3:15pm
 
The most crappy footwear I have ever seen is crocs and I can't believe people are prepared to pay the high price for this crappy footwear and even wear crappy cheap-looking rubber footwear.

https://nypost.com/2016/06/03/crocs-are-bad-for-your-health/

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By Timothy Mitchell June 3, 2016 | 3:01pm

The unsightly feet of chef Mario Batali, who loves his unhealthy Crocs. AP
All arguments over Crocs — the rubber clogs that, since 2002, have somehow been sold more than 300 million times — inevitably end with “I don’t care, they’re comfortable.” Such defenders relish the tacit assumption that shoes that pamper your feet must also be good for them.

Well, sorry, moms of toddlers, hospital staff and those who have given up on life — science is now on the side of Team Style.

“Unfortunately, Crocs are not suitable for all-day use,” Dr. Megan Leahy, a Chicago-based podiatrist with the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, told the Huffington Post. “These shoes do not adequately secure the heel. When the heel is unstable, toes tend to grip which can lead to tendinitis, worsening of toe deformities, nail problems, corns and calluses. The same thing can happen with flip-flops or any backless shoes as the heel is not secured.”

And even if the back straps on classic Crocs sufficiently protect the heel, bigger problems remain.

According to Dr. Alex Kor, president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, the most important part of any shoe is the shank — a supportive structure that rests between the heel and toe, and runs under the arch of the foot.

“Patients are more likely to have foot pain if their shoes bend in the shank,” Kor told HuffPo, calling Crocs the “poster child” for this type of footwear. “I see patients who come into my office complaining of arch or heel pain and they are wearing Crocs.”

So Crocs are not only clunky and polarizing, but also potentially dangerous.
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Reply #1 - May 25th, 2019 at 3:28pm
 
Mmmm

Funny I imagined you would be the type that wore them!

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Reply #2 - May 25th, 2019 at 3:29pm
 
You're just jealous of people who own shoes, ya dirty curry.



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Reply #3 - May 25th, 2019 at 3:32pm
 
Gordon wrote on May 25th, 2019 at 3:29pm:
You're just jealous of people who own shoes, ya dirty curry.





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Reply #4 - May 25th, 2019 at 3:34pm
 
Fair enough, I can see how Crocs would interfere with Laugh while he's working.

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Reply #5 - May 25th, 2019 at 3:57pm
 
Redmond Neck wrote on May 25th, 2019 at 3:28pm:
Mmmm

Funny I imagined you would be the type that wore them!

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Please stop fantasizing about me. Gordon is very jealous of fantasizers who mindnap his fantasies.
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Reply #6 - May 25th, 2019 at 4:17pm
 
They wouldnt be much good when you had to have a crap on the footpath as Indian cabbies have to do regularly,

one could easily piss in your croc so to speak!

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Reply #7 - May 25th, 2019 at 5:46pm
 
Redmond Neck wrote on May 25th, 2019 at 4:17pm:
They wouldnt be much good when you had to have a crap on the footpath as Indian cabbies have to do regularly,

one could easily piss in your croc so to speak!



Redneck evidently is a subscriber to Gordon's favorite defecation and watersports web sites for gay, decrepit, senile, trouserless old geriatric tossers who don't have a bucket list because they can't afford a bucket or trousers.

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Reply #8 - May 25th, 2019 at 8:44pm
 
I can tell you from personal experience that they are a right bastard to step on/into when you're lugging a huge TV set through a narrow door and someone has just shed them in your path...
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Laugh till you cry wrote on May 25th, 2019 at 3:15pm:
The most crappy footwear I have ever seen is crocs and I can't believe people are prepared to pay the high price for this crappy footwear and even wear crappy cheap-looking rubber footwear.

https://nypost.com/2016/06/03/crocs-are-bad-for-your-health/

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Crocs are bad for your health
By Timothy Mitchell June 3, 2016 | 3:01pm

The unsightly feet of chef Mario Batali, who loves his unhealthy Crocs. AP
All arguments over Crocs — the rubber clogs that, since 2002, have somehow been sold more than 300 million times — inevitably end with “I don’t care, they’re comfortable.” Such defenders relish the tacit assumption that shoes that pamper your feet must also be good for them.

Well, sorry, moms of toddlers, hospital staff and those who have given up on life — science is now on the side of Team Style.

“Unfortunately, Crocs are not suitable for all-day use,” Dr. Megan Leahy, a Chicago-based podiatrist with the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, told the Huffington Post. “These shoes do not adequately secure the heel. When the heel is unstable, toes tend to grip which can lead to tendinitis, worsening of toe deformities, nail problems, corns and calluses. The same thing can happen with flip-flops or any backless shoes as the heel is not secured.”

And even if the back straps on classic Crocs sufficiently protect the heel, bigger problems remain.

According to Dr. Alex Kor, president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, the most important part of any shoe is the shank — a supportive structure that rests between the heel and toe, and runs under the arch of the foot.

“Patients are more likely to have foot pain if their shoes bend in the shank,” Kor told HuffPo, calling Crocs the “poster child” for this type of footwear. “I see patients who come into my office complaining of arch or heel pain and they are wearing Crocs.”

So Crocs are not only clunky and polarizing, but also potentially dangerous.


The old double pluggers aren't that good for your feet and posture either .... but I wear them.

Around boats, the beach and yard Crocs serve a purpose.

I wear the cheap Rivers version because the brand name are definitely too expensive for what they are .... made from.

The one pair of Crocs I had went hard quicker than the cheapies.
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Reply #10 - May 26th, 2019 at 8:20am
 
Does the 'foot bend in the shank' and have 'unsecured heels' and do 'toes tend to grip' in those who go barefooted as do children, people walking on the beach, etc.?

Were we born with shoes attached to our feet?
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Reply #11 - May 26th, 2019 at 9:26am
 
When you wear thongs, you have to grip them a bit with your toes. It's a slightly different action to barefoot.
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Reply #12 - May 26th, 2019 at 12:09pm
 
Gnads wrote on May 26th, 2019 at 7:28am:
The one pair of Crocs I had went hard quicker than the cheapies.


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Reply #13 - May 26th, 2019 at 12:26pm
 
A man who goes out in public wearing Crocs has lost his last bit of self-respect.
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AiA wrote on May 26th, 2019 at 12:26pm:
A man who goes out in public wearing Crocs has lost his last bit of self-respect.


Gordon? Gordon had discarded his self-respect long ago. It was clashing with Gordon's bigotry and Islamophobia, not to mention Gordon's professed hate of Mexicans and Indians.
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