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No doubt they are the ugliest shoe ever to hit the market! However, I just bought a pair...and can honestly say they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned!

They seem like the perfect fishing shoe to me. Easy on, easy off and they won't get "musty" like my old leather sandles after jumping in the water. At first, I wondered about this idea, but then I noticed In-Fisherman Editor Doug Stange wearing them while on the water. So, if he can pull it off, so can I.

Anyone else a Croc fan? (Don't be afraid!!! Stand up and admit it!!)

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Black_Bay

Which ones did you get?

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BigWadeS

there's different kinds? but yes very comfortable

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Rost

I got the Caymans (Black).

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Fish Head

I've never heard of Crocs until I read your post. I went to crocs.com and they have several different types. My old leather sandals have run their course and I was going to buy a new pair this year, so I'm interested in hearing the opinion of what everyone thinks of their crocs and what type of croc they have.

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Tyler Holm

Humm. It's going on the list. I wear a lot of sandles, but sometimes they slip on and off too easily. Crocks it is...

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I always hated to wear my leather sandles in the lake. They'd always come out soggy, water logged, and slipped off to easily. However, last year I finally learned my lesson. Due to very low water levels on the lake I was fishing, my truck got stuck in the sand while I was trying to pull my boat out. So (without thinking confused.gif)I jumped into the water (barefoot) to push my boat off the trailer. Well, next thing I knew my foot was gashed wide open and I was bleeding like a stuck hog. So, there I was, standing on the dock bleeding with my truck, boat, and trailer stuck in the sand... Fortunately, there was a few other people there willing to help me out.

I'll only make that stupid mistake once.

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ozzie

I have yet to purchase a pair but I will soon......My brother in law and his friends in the neiborhood all wear them and they all just love'em and talk them up!! The reason why I want them is for the fact of getting wet and they are very comfortable!!

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DEADhead

If anyone is looking for a more "manly" tongue.gif sandal, look at Keen's Newport model. These shoes really excel when wading in rocky rivers, since they have a protected toe. granted, the Crocs are about a third of the price.

My wife is looking for a white pair to wear for Nursing/work.

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Ralph Wiggum

Yeah, I love my Keens! They rock. They are unbelievably comfortable. Spendy, though.

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DinkADunk

I like mine, good for the mud, good on a boat, good when standing up all day barbequing. The only color to get though is bright orange, just like Mario Batali.

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Daze Off

For those experienced Croc users, do they breathe at all? The plastic-style material seems like it would cause pools of sweat to form.

The other issue is ugly tan lines to go with ugly shoes laugh.gif

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PikeBayCommanche

Obviously you guys have never owned a pair of Chaco's. They are by far my favorite sandals. Originally they were made for River fishing in Colorado. Now they still carry the ones with a river sole to grip wet rocks. They make them with all kinds of soles now.

I would highly recommend them if your an active person outdoors. smile.gif

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Nate McVey

I bought a pair of Crocs when they first surfaced in CO about 5 years ago. They are very comfortable and they do breathe supprisingly well (lots of holes in them). The only drawback I found was that they fell off when I was kayaking (i tend to swim a lot in class-3 and they were always popping off). To solve this I went for Tevas. They do NOT come off in mud, water, rocks anything and they are very comfortable.

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Dano_the_jigasaurus

I have both crocs and keens and I wear my crocs excessively more than the keens. The keens are great boundary waters shoes.

dan

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Fish Head

I showed my wife a picture of crocs in a Cabella's ad yesterday. She quickly informed me that I'm never going to buy one of those ugly things....

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Eric Wettschreck

Shotgun shells, bait, and beverages. That's pretty much all I buy.

Shoes do not fit into any of those catagories. grin.gif

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Dkoy

I don't own a Croc but I work in a hospital, and I can say 85% of the people that work on the floor wear crocs. Everyone says there's nothing better. Beats me. I'm stuck w/ the leather dress shoes.

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