I know we've discussed shoes here a number of times; I've been a die-hard New Balance fan for years now, and I still love them. But last weekend I discovered Crocs, at the local Hallmark store of all places........sure, they're butt-ugly, but when I tried on a pair, it was like stepping into Heaven! They weigh absolutely nothing, are simple even for an 'ample' girl like me to put on (no bending over to tie shoes!), have those little nubby 'massaging' things on the bottoms, are antimicrobial and easy to clean---what else could a hardworking med/surg nurse want?
So I worked my first shift in them today, and for the first time in I don't know how long, my back doesn't ache tonight, and I may even be able to sleep without taking pain medication for my poor overworked feet and legs. I bought a pair in white, but I like them so well I may go back and get several more pairs in different colors........Why did it take me so long to try these darned things? I'd heard of them, checked them out online once, and even asked a couple of co-workers what they thought of theirs, but I was so comfortable in the NB shoes that I didn't want to experiment. I've always had a hard time finding shoes that both fit properly and don't cost an arm and a leg; the Crocs were $30, and I figure if I buy another pair and switch them every couple of shifts, it'll cost me only as much as one good pair of sneakers, and they'll last longer. What a deal, huh?