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5 good reasons to wear Crocs shoes on a daily basis:

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Sure, Crocs shoes might be comfortable, but would you wear them out on the streets? You’ll have to decide for yourself but a growing number of people wear the now famous rubber clogs on a daily basis.

Crocs were originally intended to be boating shoes, and for many they still fill this role. They’re lightweight, dry quickly, and their rubber soles provide great traction on slippery decks. Then there’s the issue of comfort.

Soon after their release people couldn’t help but notice that Crocs are very, very comfortable. They quickly attained a virtual cult following among professionals who spend hours a day on their feet such as nurses and chefs. They’re legendary at reducing strain and fatigue of the feet, ankles, and legs because their thick soles basically are padding.

But they’re ugly, right? Yes and no. While the earlier designs weren’t exactly high fashion newer designs aren’t nearly as homely. Yet even with a slight fashion impediment Crocs have become wildly popular and are now worn in nearly every county across the globe.

If you’re a diehard fan the following top-5 list won’t surprise you a bit. If you’re not, here’s a handful of reasons why you should consider buying a pair:

#1) Comfort, comfort, and more comfort.

A large number of people who wear Crocs will tell you that “they’re the most comfortable pair of shoes I own.” They’re made of a super-soft material called Croslite, hence “Crocs,” which was designed for the sole (pun intended) purpose of making comfortable footwear. As a finishing touch the insoles, if you can call them that, contain hundreds of tiny “circulation nubs” which stimulate proper blood flow to the feet.

#2) Plenty of support.

The cushy bottoms found on each pair of Crocs have a solid orthopedic design which provide a surprisingly high level of support. Nurse, chefs, hairdressers, and others who stand for long periods or walk on hard surfaces will tell you that this markedly reduces foot pain and leg fatigue. Not to mention that the right foot support can reduce back pain in some cases.

#3) Tons of traction.

Aside from offering supreme comfort there’s nothing more slip-resistant than the specialty material Croslite. Crocs are perfect on the polished, slippery floors found in most hospitals. The traction they provide also makes them ideal for use around pools and as shower shoes. True to their origin they make outstanding deck shoes as well.

#4) Cleaning is a breeze.crocs image

Unlike almost all traditional footwear cleaning Crocks is as simple as rinsing them off in the sink, shower, or simply hosing them down. This makes them perfect for active kids who play outdoors and others who get their feet wet on a regular basis.

Due to their well ventilated design Crocs dry just as easily. The rubbery material Croslite boasts antibacterial properties as well which prevents the growth of the bacteria which cause nearly all foot odor.

#5) Fashion?

Believe it or not, many people actually like the looks of their favorite pair of Crocs. The first few generations of Crocs were admittedly on the clunky side, yet newer designs are much more fashion forward. It’s a similar phenomenon to what we’re now seeing with scrubs, the ubiquitous no-frills medical work-wear. Today’s high-end scrubs are cut with a clean, minimalist look that’s (much) more fashionable than their predecessors.

Crocs now come in more than 50 distinct styles. These include the traditional Crocs Beach and Crocs Cayman. More feminine, higher fashion lines such as Crocs Sassari and Crocs Alice are increasingly popular, as are specialty Crocs for kids.

Still not convinced? Ask any podiatrist and they’ll almost certainly give Crocs a glowing review. Better yet, try a pair for yourself. In the words of Crocs fans around the world, you might find that they’re “the most comfortable pair of shoes I own.”

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What Crocs Fans Say

People who wear Crocs are die-hard fans, and stand by — and in — the shoes all day long.

“I saw them in a store, and I tried them on, and ended up with a pair that are light pink,” says Jamie Jessick, a registered nurse at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center. “I like that they’re really light and comfortable.”

For Jessick, who is on her feet for hours at a time, a comfortable pair of shoes is a must-have.

“They’re so comfortable that it’s like wearing slippers at work,” says Jessick, who is part of a small minority that actually finds the shoes attractive.

“I thought they were cute, that’s why I bought them, but turns out they’re also comfortable,” Jessick tells WebMD, adding that her colleagues are catching on, too. “A couple of nurses have tried them on and seem interested in them.”

While it seems the jury is still out on these shoes, Crocs have been spotted almost everywhere, from hospitals to hockey rinks, beaches, boats, and even Hollywood.

Are there any concerns about circulation issues related to wearing Crocs, especially if they fit tightly?

Wearing Crocs or any footwear that fits tightly can indeed lead to concerns about circulation issues. Shoes that are too tight can compress the blood vessels and nerves in the feet, leading to poor circulation. This can cause various problems, including:

  1. Numbness and Tingling: Tight shoes can compress nerves, leading to numbness and tingling sensations in the feet.
  2. Cold Feet: Poor circulation can make the feet feel cold even in warm conditions.
  3. Swelling: Constricted blood flow can cause fluid to accumulate in the feet, leading to swelling.
  4. Foot Pain: Restricted blood flow and pressure on sensitive areas can cause pain in the feet.
  5. Skin Problems: Inadequate circulation can contribute to skin problems, including dryness, ulcers, and slow wound healing.
  6. Muscle Cramps: Insufficient blood flow can lead to muscle cramps and discomfort.

Can wearing Crocs cause blisters or calluses due to the material or design of the footwear?

Yes, wearing Crocs or any footwear, if not properly fitted or if made from certain materials, can cause blisters or calluses. Here’s how:

  1. Improper Fit: If Crocs or any shoes are too loose, your feet may slide inside them, causing friction. This friction can lead to blisters, especially when the shoes rub against specific areas of your feet repeatedly.
  1. Material Irritation: While Crocs are made from a lightweight, cushiony material called Croslite™, which is generally gentle on the skin, some people might still be sensitive to certain materials. Prolonged contact with the skin, especially if your feet are sweaty, can lead to irritation and potential blistering.
  2. Rubbing Against Skin: Certain styles or parts of Crocs may rub against your skin, causing friction and ultimately leading to blisters or calluses.

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