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Thread: Just a warning if you wear Crocs or similar shoes

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    I have a pair of crocs the rubber shoes I only wear them outside or to the store. Well 2 days ago I gased up my car and didn't notice but I must have stepped in some gas or road oil. I didn't think much of it since I went straight home and they seemed fine. Well just like our roads get when you have a dry spell and then it rains (ok maybe in just in Washington) you have ice rinks with no ice the shoes turn into ice skates. Today I took my son outside to play in the water it was really hot here I went back into my garage and well let's just say if I had been caught on camera I would have won $10,000. I really would have never thought of be extra cautious with these shoes. I know you are not to wear them on an escalator but man can they get slippery if you have stepped in oil or gas.
    I am fine my hip took most of the fall and good thing it is the most cushioned :oops: Anyways take care!

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    I love my Crocs but you do have to be careful when the "tread" on the bottom get warn down. I've worn Crocs for years and love them.

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    OUCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHH! I am so glad youre okay! Crocs looks so comfy, I've been tempted to get them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovequilts
    I love my Crocs but you do have to be careful when the "tread" on the bottom get warn down. I've worn Crocs for years and love them.
    I wear them almost all the time...and when they get worn down, they can be a bit slippery...I figure that since they make my back feel better...I'm willing to take a bit of a chance with them...

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    I wore mine for work for almost three years. You do have to watch if the tread gets worn down.

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    think about what you wear. Plastic is easily compromised, so it leather. Wear an appropriate choice. I am recovering from a barefoot accident that happened in my bathroom.

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    I am ever so careful and pay good atterntion.

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    How ironic that the ad on the bottom of this thread is for Croc shoes! Mine were new didn't think how the shoes pick up oils from the ground.

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    I've been wearing Crocs for years. I rarely wear 'real' shoes. I will be cautious. Crocs are SOOOO comfortable. As a diabetic I need to wear comfortable shoes.

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    I think almost any shoes with oil on the soles might cause you to "hydroplane" on a wet surface. I have a lot of back problems and crocs have been a life saver for me. I can really tell a difference between how I feel when I wear any other shoes for a day, and how I feel when I wear crocs. I have bought several pairs and when the tread starts to disappear, I figure they are ready to be replaced. I have noticed a lot of people in the medical field wear them to work . When you are on your feet all day, it makes a big difference. If I ever found out they were being discontinued, I'd try to buy a lifetime supply! :thumbup:

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