Why Birkenstocks are officially out and Crocs are in

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You heard it here first: Birks are old news. The next big movement in footwear will be Crocs. Unconvinced? Lucky for you, the Clog has devoted precious resources to building a case for this perfect shoe.

They’re an excellent conversation starter.

What you wear makes a statement. Every piece in your wardrobe should say something about you. A scarf denotes that neck warmth is of particular importance to you. Wearing a tuxedo means you’re going to some fancy shindig (probably). But nothing says, “I am a trendsetter” like a pair of brand-new Crocs. What do you want your outfit to say about you?

Comfort is key.

Seriously, Crocs are hella comfortable. There’s just something about the squishy synthetic plastic of Crocs that makes you feel like you’re walking on a cloud. They can definitely handle a day’s worth of classes from Etcheverry to Barrows to VLSB.

There’s a color and style for everyone.

Do you love your white Vans? Consider a pair of white Crocs. Are you an Ugg person? Try a fur-lined variation. Do you identify as fashion-forward? Wear a different colored shoe on each foot. Are you an outdoorsy person? Camouflage Crocs are for you. (Bonus: This is especially conducive to making that ultra-cool “Where are my feet?” joke.)

They’re versatile.

Strap in the back or strap in front? One of each? Maybe you could adorn your pair with some buttons of Mickey Mouse, Darth Vader or Shrek. The combinations are endless.

Crocs are CLOGS.

As such, this brand of footwear can be a bold way to support the Clog and student journalism in general, for which The Daily Californian would be quite grateful. What more could you ask of your shoes than to support a worthy cause?

The next time you’re in the market for a new pair of shoes, consider a lovely pair (or pairs) of Crocs.

Contact Edrick Sabalburo at [email protected].