Has anyone seen these? Seriously?! They are making these in 1/6 scale too!
Crocs, Inc. is a shoe manufacturer founded by entrepreneur George B. Boedecker, Jr. to produce and distribute a foam clog design acquired from a Quebec company called Foam Creations. The shoe had originally been developed as a spa shoe.
A clog is a type of footwear traditionally worn by workers as protective clothing in factories, mines and farms. There are various types of clog. Traditional clogs are shoes or sandals made predominantly out of wood, and are associated with the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Galicia, Lithuania and Sweden.
These Wild Toys 1/6 scale Crocs Clogs are distributed by ACI Toys and are meant for 1/6 scale 12-inch figures who are non too savvy about fashion sense ;p I wasn't excited about them in 1:1 scale and certainly not into them in 1:6 scale which is WHY I'm wondering who would buy these but hey, that's just me and this is my blog so I can have my own personal opinion Ha Ha
Anyway, it seems I am not alone. According to wiki: "Opinions are polarized about Crocs shoes; many regard them as comfortable and colorfully decorated, others see them as a fashion disaster, and a subculture has emerged of vocal opponents of the shoes. A Washington Post article described the phenomenon: "Nor is the fashion world enamored of Crocs. Though their maker touts their 'ultra-hip Italian styling,' lots of folks find them hideous." Tim Gunn, fashion consultant, told Time Magazine, "...the Croc - it looks like a plastic hoof. How can you take that seriously?" A blog named "I Hate Crocs dot com" follows opposition to the original "luridly coloured Swiss cheese clog-footwear". The Facebook group "I Don't Care How Comfortable Crocs Are, You Look Like a Dumbass", dedicated to eliminating the shoes, has over 1.4 million "likers" as of July 2010.
It didn't help that many children almost had their toes amputated when the crocs they were wearing got caught while riding escalators. So who's eating who? Crocs are being eaten, is that any surprise? From the same source: "Footwear such as Crocs came under scrutiny in 2006 in the U.S. and 2008 in Japan when children suffered injuries after the shoes became caught in escalator mechanisms." It happened all over Singapore too and made the news more than once.
Let's just see how many pairs of these they can sell... as for me, I'll just stick to military style footwear, thank you ;p