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Which is Uglier?

Crocs
21 (25.6%)
DuroMed Cast shoe
47 (57.3%)
Yes
14 (17.1%)

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S/O Don't Do That - World's Ugliest Shoes
« on: August 08, 2010, 11:48:15 PM »
So, as I posted in "Don't Do That," I broke down and bought a pair of Crocs because the cast shoe the ER gave me is so hideous.

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Re: S/O Don't Do That - World's Ugliest Shoes
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 04:14:44 AM »
I am a huge fan of Crocs and have a veritable rainbos of them...all colors, many designs. Once you wear them you fall in love with the homely lil' boogers.
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Re: S/O Don't Do That - World's Ugliest Shoes
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 05:02:21 AM »
I think crocs are ugly, but they're also the world's most comfortable shoes. I have bunions on both feet and crocs are the only shoes i can wear for long periods without extreme pain.
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Re: S/O Don't Do That - World's Ugliest Shoes
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 05:56:32 PM »
Ooh, I hate Crocs with the passion of a hundred burning suns (from a purely aesthetic point of view, since I know several people who love them for comfort), but I think they beat out the cast shoe, because at least crocs come in many colors and can be hosed off when they get foot-stink in them...
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Re: S/O Don't Do That - World's Ugliest Shoes
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 06:01:26 PM »
This is one of the few things I disagree with Auntie Venom about.  I think they are awful and even though I have almost no sense of smell I can usually smell those coming.

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Re: S/O Don't Do That - World's Ugliest Shoes
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010, 06:07:28 PM »
I think you should have an option in the poll that simply says, "Yes."  ;D

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Re: S/O Don't Do That - World's Ugliest Shoes
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 11:32:25 PM »
All things considered, I'd rather have to wear the cast shoe.

Why?

Because, all things going as they should, the cast shoe would be temporary.

Crocs, well, they'll be ugly forever.  ;D

(Note: I'm speaking as a person who painted her black rubber boots with flowers and smiley faces, and who is wearing busted runners to work. I am shoe-fashion challenged.)

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Re: S/O Don't Do That - World's Ugliest Shoes
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2010, 12:24:49 AM »
I'd say crocs, because at least with the cast shoe, there's a very obvious reason for wearing it.  I do have a pair of knockoff croc sandals that my mom bought me that I wear frequently in summer, because they're comfy for a day of errands or walking the zoo, but they're pretty ugly ;D  As soon as I find a pair of affordable, cute, comfy sandals, the crocs are being demoted to beach duty.

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Re: S/O Don't Do That - World's Ugliest Shoes
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2010, 07:19:51 AM »
I said the cast shoe was uglier, since the crocs at least look like a whole, complete shoe (an ugly one to be sure).  The cast shoe looks like part of it's been chopped off at the toes. 

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Re: S/O Don't Do That - World's Ugliest Shoes
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2010, 08:04:46 PM »
I voted Crocs. At least the cast shoe has that "just temporary, it's not a fashion choice" look about it.

I think Crocs are hideous, and with size 10 feet I'm not about to wear shoes that make everyone's feet look huge. I don't think my orthotics will work too well in them anyway.

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Re: S/O Don't Do That - World's Ugliest Shoes
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2010, 08:29:23 PM »
I voted Crocs. At least the cast shoe has that "just temporary, it's not a fashion choice" look about it.

I think Crocs are hideous, and with size 10 feet I'm not about to wear shoes that make everyone's feet look huge. I don't think my orthotics will work too well in them anyway.

I wear a size 10 AAA (triple narrow) - Crocs not only don't fit (ever), they also make my feet look like I ought to also be wearing a red nose and a rainbow wig.  That said, I think Crocs can look okay - casual, but okay - on people with more normal-sized feet!

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Re: S/O Don't Do That - World's Ugliest Shoes
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2010, 10:27:28 AM »
I used to hate Crocs.  They've grown on me, though, in a "so ugly it's cute" kinda way.  They're like the pugs of the shoe world...

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Re: S/O Don't Do That - World's Ugliest Shoes
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2010, 01:25:02 PM »
I don't care how comfortable crocs are or how many colors/varieties they come in, I just can't get past the ugly aspect of them. It's not worth looking the way they do. Both are equally ugly though, can't decide.

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Re: S/O Don't Do That - World's Ugliest Shoes
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2010, 07:36:40 PM »
i still have yet to convince hubby that the fashion police have a wanted poster of his feet wearing....the horror......crocs with socks.

the cast shoe is uglier.  hubby would wear them if he had to.

with socks.



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Re: S/O Don't Do That - World's Ugliest Shoes
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2010, 07:49:42 PM »
aww come on --- crocs are just "wooden shoes" made in rubber -- with holes in them,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clog_(shoe)  (oh and there is a link in that artical to corcs)

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