I’ll admit Crocs are not the most attractive shoes but I do find them comfortable and practical. Last summer I wore my grey Cayman Crocs most days. When you’re housebound it’s easy and tempting to wear slipper all day long but it’s important to wear shoes from time to time to keep your feet well supported and healthy.
I find Crocs easy to wear. You can slip them on as easy as slippers using the strap around your heel if you like for more security. They are wide and give the feet plenty of room whilst offering toes some protection. They are light weight and very stable (they don’t bend or twist side to side) which is great when mobility is a problem. You can keep them clean by washing them under the tap and if you’re lucky enough to use them on the beach or the great outdoors they also float.
So when I had the chance of getting a pair of Crocs Baya from FitnessFootwear I was delighted. I selected another neutral colour of chocolate, although the shoes are somewhat darker than the official Crocs photos show chocolate to be.
Crocs Baya are similar to the Cayman style but the front part of the shoe is a slightly different shape. It also has the Crocs logo in relief along the side of the shoe.
I found the Baya to be a little more narrow across the mid part of the foot and a snugger fit than the Cayman. Also the ankle strap when placed on the top of the shoe tends to work it’s way up and doesn’t stay snuggly on the apex of the shoe.
But I do love my Crocs! After months of wearing slippers the knobbly footbed really feels like it’s massaging the soles of me feet and I feel much better supported. I can slip them on to flop about the house and kick them off when I want to put my feet up. The airholes make them cooler than my trainers in hot weather but when it’s very hot my feet do tend to get a little warm.
I have been known to wear my Crocs outside of the house although I know opinion is divided on the look of them. They have good grip and give a wide base but perhaps are not the high end of fashion! For me though they offer comfort and practicality on many levels.
Crocs Rx have been endorsed by podiatrics and are sanctioned for use in some US hospitals. They can offer great support and benefits to those with arthritis and various foot problems. They’re only just becoming available to buy in the UK.
Crocs aren’t to everyone’s taste I know. But they do offer me a good alternative for practical, comfortable, easy to use footwear.