June 4, 2024

Say 'No' to Crocs!

So, remember a few weeks back when I was ranting on my instagram stories about how I absolutely despised Crocs? It's no shocker that my kids (and probably yours too) are totally obsessed with them! I mean, seriously, ever since those shoes hit the scene in 2002, it's like everyone suddendly thought it was okay to wear them outside... News flash, folks: it's not! 

Let's dive into a little Crocs backstory for those who aren't in the loop. These babies were cooked up back in the early 2000s by three buddies: Scott Seamans, Lyndon Hanson, and George Boeddecker Jr. They kicked things off with a line called "the Beach", specifically designed for boat wear. But then, like magic, they became known for their comfort and that airy feel. Next thing you know, surgeons, nurses, gardeners-heck, even grandmas- were rocking them. I still can't wrap my head around why anyone would willingly put such ugly shoes on their feet. Yet, here we are in 2024, and Crocs have racked up over $2.2 billion in sales worldwide in just 2023. Now, that's some serious brand power right there. 

But let's cut to the chase- the part where I get to say, "I told you so!" You see, I've always had this theory that Crocs are a total nightmare for your feet. It's basic physics, really: slap on something big and lacking support, and you're asking for foot pain and deformities. And guess what? Recent findings are backing me up on this! As the ever-wise person I am, this just confirms what I've been saying all along.  

Ah, the age-old debate about Crocs and foot health! I've been on this bandwagon for a while now, and let me tell you, there's a mountain of studies backing up my theory about the havoc those shoes wreak on your feet. It all started when my daughter began griping about her feet hurting. Cue multiple trips to the doctor and some deep dives into research, and what do I find? An overwhelming amount of studies highlighting the drawbacks of wearing Crocs. But try telling that to today's teenagers! It's like talking to a brick wall sometimes. 

The real lesson here? Always opt for comfy kicks, but don't forget the crucial bit: they gotta have proper support. Trust me, it can make all the difference between living your best foot-forward life or limping around in agony. 

These Walk with Dada sandals? Total game-changer!
Picture this: two moms on a mission to craft sandals that scream sophistication, chicness, and comfort- without skimping on quality. And boy, did they deliver! That's the story of founders Danielle Anderson and Courtney Bolton. 

Here's the kicker: one of the founders' dads is a podiatrist. Talk about insider knowledge! With his expertise, they've cooked up a sandal that's all about supporting your posture, aligning those feet just right, and ensuring long-term comfort and foot health. It's like music to the ears of a busy mom who refuses to sacrifice style, even when we're on our feet 24/7. Trust me, these babies are worth every penny!

And so, as I wrap up this discourse on the contentious topic of Crocs and foot health, let me leave you with this: while the allure of those colorful clogs may be strong, it's crucial to consider the long-term impact on your your feet. As the saying goes, "fashion fades, but style is eternal" So let's strive for both comfort and chicness, investing in footwear that not only looks good but also treats our feet with the care they deserve. Whether it's a pair of supportive sandals like these Walk with Dada or another brand that prioritizes both style and foot health, let's step into the future with confidence and comfort, one stylist stride at a time.  

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