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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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    My daughter's podiatrist has ORDERED her to wear crocs. Wonder if he warned her about this. I'll have to tell her about it.
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    That isn't the first warning I've heard about crocs. If you ever go on escalators, stay away from the edges. I used to wear crocs but my feet started to hurt in them so now I stick with Birkenstocks.

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    I wear Crocs every day at work in the Operating Room. From experience, I agree with what you are saying, they can be slippery, also the toes can catch on the floors if you tend to shuffle a bit. They are very comfortable but be careful.

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    Im glad you are OK - yikes! I LIVE in Crocs and need to go back to the Branson outlet for more!!

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    Thanks for the info. I will check mine out for worn soles and watch where I walk.

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    So if Crocs are just plastic, what makes them so special? One of the girls that works for me wears them all the time and I noticed my sister has a pair of sandals.

    I wear bare feet as much as possible and hate wearing shoes. What makes one love them so much?

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    Thank heavens you didn't break your hip. Glad A OK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    So if Crocs are just plastic, what makes them so special? One of the girls that works for me wears them all the time and I noticed my sister has a pair of sandals.

    I wear bare feet as much as possible and hate wearing shoes. What makes one love them so much?
    They're a special kind of plastic-they mold themselves to the shape of your foot and are very comfortable right from the get-go. I hate wearing shoes too but my feet are too touchy to go barefoot. So I wear the least constricting shoes possible. Crocs fit me very loosely so I liked that about them. In the winter I wear Ugg boots and they feel like they're strangling my feet.

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    A special kind of plastic. Not the plastic they used to make the kids jellies. That kind of plastic is hot and will stick to the bare feet. These don't. I usually wear socks with them because I have diabetes but you can easily go without.

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    Thanks for the warning. Hope you are doing ok.

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    I was wearing crocs on ice in the winter time and one step and did a huge summer sault in the air before going flat down on the ground. Good thing I did not get hurt so they are not the shoes for winter time wear,that's for sure. Take care. Huggies, Fay

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    wow, hope all is well.

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    I've been wearing crocs for several years and yes they can be slippery but so can tennis shoes if the bottoms are worn down but I wouldn't trade my crocs in for anything. Which reminds me I need to go on line and order a pair for winter.

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    all I've tried is the cheap knock off ones.....I wasn't impressed. Maybe real ones would be better. I just can't stand shoes I have to tie...I need to slide them on and off. yesterday we were on the roof shingling and I was up there barefoot. Dh said he didn't see how I could stand it. His feet were hurting him and he had shoes on. Didn't bother me....I can't walk on gravel anymore like I used to though.

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    I love crocs. Makes you feel like you are walking on pillows Lol. I even wore mine in the winter time with heavy socks. I have very wide feet so boots that fit me and are comfortable are nearly impossible to find.

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