Carrie Bradshaw and her “Carrie” necklace. Karl Lagerfeld and his black sunglasses. Mario Batali and his orange crocs. Some pairings are just go together like peanut better and jelly. Which is why when Crocs announced it would be discontinuing its orange shoes, Batali did the only rational thing and ordered 200 pairs of them. He admitted in Details that he got the last 200 pairs of orange Crocs ever via a special order. But for anyone dying to dress like Mario Batali next Halloween or just wear hideous shoes for the hell of it, a spokesperson confirmed to the blog Eater that there’s still a line of orange Crocs for Batali to wear when his bounty runs out. Crocs has made special Bistro Mario Batali and Bistro Mario Batali Vent Clogs in both orange and black, since 2007. The shoes are the same as the orange Crocs, only they feature the celebrity chef’s signature on them and promise to be especially comfortable for food industry folks who are on their feet all day. However, if you want normal orange Crocs and not the special orange ones, you’ll have to appeal to Mr. Batali himself. [Eater] [Photo: Getty]
I feel very strongly about Crocs. As in, they are the only kind of footwear I cannot tolerate. I hate them even more than I hate those toesies running shoes. And I really hate those. I will excuse Tevas or flip flops or aqua socks or platform thongs, or those Fit sneakers, or even those horrid, pointy toed men’s dress shoes, but Crocs should be illegal. Here’s my thought: you can wear comfy, waterproof footwear without your feet looking ridiculous, right?
I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that Shia LaBeouf wears them on the regs. Oh, Shia. Don’t make things worse for yourself. Click onward to see more celebs committing acts of Crocery. [Photo: Flame/Flynet]
Spencer the pup’s legs were crushed when he was just a baby, rendering his back legs totally useless. So his owners took him to a Tampa, Florida, prosthetic clinic to see if it might be possible to make new legs for him. The hilarious solution? Prosthetic paws with Crocs shoes for covers. [ABC News]
Dear Darling George Boedecker,
I know you think you’re really super important as the founder of Crocs, the footwear of choice of obese Midwesterners and chef Mario Batali, but just because you managed to create a plastic shoe empire doesn’t mean you get to pretend our love wasn’t real.
According to police reports, when you were pulled over in Boulder, Colorado, for driving under the influence you told cops that it was girlfriend Taylor Swift who’d been behind the wheel. “My girlfriend is a really fucking famous singer,” you told the police, before asking one of the officers if he “knew who Taylor Swift was.” Officer Patrick Vest then asked you if you knew where Swift was, to which you replied, “she was in Nashville,” and noted that she was “batshit crazy.” Keep reading »
I have a sister, who shall remain nameless despite the public humiliation she deserves, who not only wears Crocs but actually wears Crocs with socks. Crocs with socks! I am related to this person!
The only “crocs” you’ll ever see on my feet are these gator-themed high heels by the Dutch artist Sit. These can at least be forgiven for not being fashionable by being awesome. [The Daily What]
For every one of us smug New Yorkers who wouldn’t be caught dead near a Croc, there are a dozen people who have no problem buying them (in multiple colors, even!) and wearing them while grocery shopping or gardening or checking the mailbox or doing all the things that normal people do. And don’t lie: When you see people wearing Crocs in the security line at the airport, you totally rush to get behind them because you know they’ll be speedy at the scanning machines. Not to mention that anyone who’s ever tried to tie a sneaker on a toddler knows that Crocs are a godsend for parents. Read more…