one that I, rather ironically, wear when I do yard work. I like how beat up they look and I just hose them off. The other a black suede version with silver buttons down the outside (Miss Mary Mack would be ever so proud). Some people think Uggs are ugly but I don’t care. Wearing them is like a having a great secret. And the secret is that I still feel like I am in my PJs when I am wearing them. It’s the most comfortable you can be with shoes on (my feet are always cold). And every once in a while, I can convince myself that I make them look good.
But you will never, ever see me wearing these. Yeah, they look like they are meant for yard work. They remind me a little of those horrible jelly shoes that were popular my freshman year in high school (oh the memory….it’s too painful!). I’ve seen people wear these Croc things but I didn’t know that they had a name. I just thought that coincidentally, a number of people had accidentally worn their garden clogs in public. And I admit that I really did think it was just a Seattle thing (like fleece, and wearing cargo shorts in winter with chunky hiking boots). I’m not sure if I feel better or worse knowing they aren’t just a local faux pas.
I guess we all have our fashion weirdness. I draw the line at my cozy Uggs, but the bright, rubbery garden clogs are a step too far, at least for me.