Crocs

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Crocs, Love Em or Hate Em

  • Love Em

    Votes: 143 43.3%
  • Hate Em

    Votes: 187 56.7%

  • Total voters
    330
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TobyB

Guest
Hate to sound a kill joy but anyone who values the envornment should avoid these like the plague. These sodding things are gonna take up one helluva lot of landfill - and theyre not going to biodegrade and you cant recycle them (at least not easily). From an environnmental point of view theyre a nightmare.
 

rik_uk3

Banned
Jun 10, 2006
13,320
20
65
south wales
Hate to sound a kill joy but anyone who values the envornment should avoid these like the plague. These sodding things are gonna take up one helluva lot of landfill - and theyre not going to biodegrade and you cant recycle them (at least not easily). From an environnmental point of view theyre a nightmare.
Lot more things to worry about than a few crocs in a landfill I'd have thought, bit like saying don't buy a Frost's knife because the handle is plastic, don't use rat pack meal as the packets don't bio degrade, don't use para cord it don't bio degrade etc. How about passing a law banning baby nappies that don't bio degrade.
 

Alexlebrit

Tenderfoot
Dec 22, 2009
90
0
France
Hate to sound a kill joy but anyone who values the envornment should avoid these like the plague. These sodding things are gonna take up one helluva lot of landfill - and theyre not going to biodegrade and you cant recycle them (at least not easily). From an environnmental point of view theyre a nightmare.
You just wear them till they wear out completely and then rather than burying the whole thing you're just covering the planet in Croc-dust. Simples.
 

gregs656

Full Member
Nov 14, 2009
125
0
West Sussex
Lot more things to worry about than a few crocs in a landfill I'd have thought, bit like saying don't buy a Frost's knife because the handle is plastic, don't use rat pack meal as the packets don't bio degrade, don't use para cord it don't bio degrade etc. How about passing a law banning baby nappies that don't bio degrade.
Indeed, the rubber soles on most boots are going to take a while.
 

helixpteron

Native
Mar 16, 2008
1,469
0
UK
I have no opinion on them and would wear them for Packrafting if I didn't have three pairs of Teva water sandals.

That apart, I think this is funny!


 

Andy BB

Full Member
Apr 19, 2010
3,290
0
Hampshire
Indeed, the rubber soles on most boots are going to take a while.
Indeed - fancy owning an artificial ingredient like rubber that will never biodegrade:)

Re Crocs - brilliant piece of kit. True, I can't imagine they'd be very practical in the rain-forest, but then neither would a three-piece suit or a mink coat. Horses for courses, as it were.

Surprised at the number of fashionistas on here though (fashion rather than form - bit of a non-sequitur for bushcrafting, n'est-ce pas?) :)
 

Graham_S

Squirrely!
Feb 27, 2005
3,991
20
46
Saudi Arabia
I'm starting to warm to them,
I'm living in Saudi Arabia at the moment, they might be just the thing for wandering around the compound
 

Docherty

Tenderfoot
May 11, 2010
96
0
34
Dorset
If you're struggling to kick the croc habbit I'll happily cut your feet off for you - same goes for mandibles and people who want to give up marmite :D
 

Large Sack

Settler
May 24, 2010
665
0
Dorset
Well my twopence...great piece of kit for grubbing around the camp but extremely good for shallow river crossing. Less than half the weight of my Merrells, really don't notice them clipped to my pack.

Correct me if I am wrong, but I am pretty sure that they are made from croslite which is neither plastic or rubber and highly anti microbial. Thumbs up.

PS. great for kids too as it saves taking several different types of shoe on holidays
 

caswcc

Full Member
May 5, 2010
181
2
kent
my kids love em i've not tried wearing them but my feet don't get that hot... i imagine they r great for use around water... i see hundreds of people wearing them at boot fairs... is there some connection??? he he
 

8thsinner

New Member
Dec 12, 2005
395
1
40
London
I absolutely hate them
But I cannot deny the obvious benefits for some people.
You will rarely find a veterinary surgeon without them, getting blood and other dangerous fluids off them is easy...
 

Large Sack

Settler
May 24, 2010
665
0
Dorset
O.k. Crocs aren't that popular! But have any of you tried/seen... Shimano-Evair-Sandals- I saw them in a fishing magazine, they look a lot better and are designed to be non-slip. Plus they come in Bushcrafty colours!!
'They look a lot better'....hmmmm....just checked them out...conjouring up images of plastic sandals worn in Colwyn Bay in the 1960's for me:D
 

bilmo-p5

Maker Plus
Jul 5, 2010
8,168
6
west yorkshire
Bought a pair 3 yrs ago on the recommendation of a friend.
No regrets, whatsoever!
Ultimate doss-boots... all-day slippers, camp shoes par excellence, you wouldn't want to drive or walk far in them, but they're the DBs as occasional, ready-use shoes go.
Ace for checking out fords & fording streams and smaller rivers.
Will certainly replace current pair like with like.
Love 'em!
 

dozzer

Forager
Jun 24, 2010
128
0
dundee
when my girlfriend was giving birth in the op theater i had to wear a pink pair of crocs they gave me! would never wear a pair again lol
 
Dec 16, 2007
409
0
Me and the Domestic Sunray have a pair each for araound the house and when we go camping. Good to have in the bergan to wear after a tab in the jungle to let the feet dry and they are light weight.

It is a win win thing.