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Crocs Mammoth: Cool or Not?

The amphibian footwear created by Crocs has always been controversial in the fashion world, but now the medical field is weighing in on the shoes as well. Although many styles by Crocs are approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association and the U.S. Ergonomics Council, hospitals in the UK and Sweden have banned the shoes. Some British hospitals feel they pose health and safety risks (especially the styles featuring decorative holes on them), plus they don't meet the dress code (too colorful I presume). The Swedes found the shoes created static electricity that interfered with medical equipment causing malfunction.

On the heels of the controversy, came this new style of Crocs - The Mammoth ($39.99) and was curious what you all would think of it. It is essentially a fleece lined clog with holes in it. The design really confuses me, but I have never been a Crocs lover (unlike my daughters who LOVE them).

So as always, I am curious - are these cool?

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lyssa88 lyssa88 8 years
they got even worse.. I don't understand why they have holes in them? to air out your feet so they don't smell? I see so many people wearing them, it's sick.
Farawla13 Farawla13 8 years
My goodness, those are nasty. Crocs are taking over the world!
bellanatella bellanatella 8 years
Haha, they are everyone's two worst nightmare shoes combined.I personally have nothing against them, but still don't think I'd wear them outside.
bellanatella bellanatella 8 years
Haha, they are everyone's two worst nightmare shoes combined. I personally have nothing against them, but still don't think I'd wear them outside.
mon-repos mon-repos 8 years
I hate the way crocs too, but I wear them at work. I am embarassed and ashamed, but they are so comfortable and my feet don't hurt at the end of my 10 hour shifts (I stand all day), so even with my shame, I won't give them up. I also used to think the holes were ridiculous, but when I walk down the hall it is like someone turned on an air conditioner for my toes! So wonderful (and UGLY!)
mon-repos mon-repos 8 years
I hate the way crocs too, but I wear them at work. I am embarassed and ashamed, but they are so comfortable and my feet don't hurt at the end of my 10 hour shifts (I stand all day), so even with my shame, I won't give them up. I also used to think the holes were ridiculous, but when I walk down the hall it is like someone turned on an air conditioner for my toes! So wonderful (and UGLY!)
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
as soon as it is warm out you see thousands of Vancouverites wearing all the crocs styles. i love that: people wearing comfy footwear that breathes well rather than flip flops which are so uncomfortable and dangerous for the sake of fashion. laid-back westcoasters...thats what my brother calls us all.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
oh god. why are these different than flip flops? flip flops should be banned everywhere! i used to think of these as kinda ugly, but i bought a pair and love them! they are so comfortable to wear at home as slippers! they are just so soft on the bottom of my feet - i think these ones with fuzzy stuff in them would be even better! :) i like a lot of the newer styles of crocs. the ones i have are the mary jane style without holes. they are great for slipping on to throw out the trash and do some laundry. great for when i am mopping the floors as they are pretty grippy and don't get my feet wet.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
i hate those things, how can THAT even be considered as an actual foot-wear?
Zero_Cool Zero_Cool 8 years
They look like slippers. Guess I'm the only one here that would wear them! But only around the house.This is from the croc website:• this strapless slip-on takes a cozy twist on crocs' original designs keeping feet warm and toasty• super soft synthetic fur lining is both removable and washable for easy care• false holes on sides nod to crocs' original designs, while keeping feet dry for winter wear• coordinating sock liner matches shoe while protecting foot from upper holes• a higher heel gives increased protection from winter weather• loose fit allows feet to bend and expand naturally, reducing fatigue• made with croslite™ materialSo it seems like the holes are just there so they look like the original crocs. This summer I wore the Crocs Scutes and I love them. You can check them out here: http://shop.crocs.com/pc-32-4-scutes.aspx?reqid=32&reqProdTypeId=41p&subsectionname=footwear§ion=products
Zero_Cool Zero_Cool 8 years
They look like slippers. Guess I'm the only one here that would wear them! But only around the house. This is from the croc website: • this strapless slip-on takes a cozy twist on crocs' original designs keeping feet warm and toasty • super soft synthetic fur lining is both removable and washable for easy care • false holes on sides nod to crocs' original designs, while keeping feet dry for winter wear • coordinating sock liner matches shoe while protecting foot from upper holes • a higher heel gives increased protection from winter weather • loose fit allows feet to bend and expand naturally, reducing fatigue • made with croslite™ material So it seems like the holes are just there so they look like the original crocs. This summer I wore the Crocs Scutes and I love them. You can check them out here: http://shop.crocs.com/pc-32-4-scutes.aspx?reqid=32&reqProdTypeId=41p&subsectionname=footwear§ion=products
wiggle wiggle 8 years
I like a fuzzy shoe, but those are really ugly!
sammyof2 sammyof2 8 years
i never understood the fascination with these shoes and now theyre even uglier
workofiction workofiction 8 years
Just because something is comfortable doesn't mean it should be worn out of the house! These are the ugliest effing shoes out there!
ma9321 ma9321 8 years
hahaha... NOT CUTE! My 2 year old owns a pair of Mary Jane Crocs. They are cute when they're tiny. They're not for me though. Barf!
ohohmommio ohohmommio 8 years
Crocs are the best footwear ever invented----for my four year old. Hideous for me! I wouldn't be caught dead in them.
lizzie_ttu lizzie_ttu 8 years
I don't like any of the crocs! I'm glad junior high was a long time ago for me. I probably would have bought them b/c "everyone else is doing it." :o
JannaR JannaR 8 years
A combo of the two fugliest shoes ever made. Bravo! (Not)
CestLaVie CestLaVie 8 years
They look like slippers with the fleece.
DearSugar DearSugar 8 years
Not my fave.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
Please, please, please don't wear those fugly shoes.
CamillaCat CamillaCat 8 years
I don't like crocs, but if you do like crocs (which I swear everyone seems to own a pair but me!) then I'm sure you'd love these. I think they actually look better than regular crocs.
outofhere outofhere 8 years
The design is confusing because it doesn't make sense anymore. The whole reason crocks are so well liked with kids is that they slip them on and go and when they get dirty you just hose em down and start all over again the next day. To put fleece in them defeats the purpose.
outofhere outofhere 8 years
Caterpillar girl - thanks for all that amazing info!
DreaAST DreaAST 8 years
These things are so UGLY!!!!!!!!!
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