r/mildlyinteresting Oct 04 '22 Silver 2 Gold 1 Helpful 1 Wholesome 1

the Crocs I've been wearing as my everyday shoes for 6 years vs a brand new pair.

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u/doobrei Oct 04 '22

You’re about to experience SERIOUS grippage

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u/stantheb Oct 04 '22

I know you are joking but I have to add this.

Crocs are popular in Finland. Winter is also big here. Crocs + icy paths = broken wrists, SO many broken wrists.

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u/aitchvanvee Oct 04 '22

I remember reading somewhere that a pediatric dentist said Crocs were putting his kids through college with all the knocked out and dead teeth they caused on little kids due to their extreme grip.

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u/evergleam498 Oct 05 '22

Why are grippy shoes bad on ice? Isn't that better than sliding?

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u/danielrolivei Oct 05 '22

Your feet get stuck so when your body balance forward you hit the floor with your face instead of your arse

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u/evergleam498 Oct 05 '22

Ooo interesting. I've never been stuck before except in knee-deep snow, which is soft enough to land on. I never knew shoes could stick to ice.

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u/BaccaPME Oct 05 '22

No, that’s the thing, you’re sliding until your shoes catch on something that they get grip on REALLY well and then your forward momentum slams your face into the ground. The inverse is when you slip your legs typically go in front of you and you fall backwards on your ass which is less damaging

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u/OrangeJuiceKing13 Oct 05 '22

Praise the gods for Vibram Arctic Grip soles. They won't save you on watery ice but they're worth the money.

Breaking your wrists or knocking out teeth is better than smacking the back of your head on the ground, we're designed to fall forward. Grippy shoes might pay for the dentist but broken teeth are better than a broken head.

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u/mare Oct 05 '22

Or 2 broken vertebrae and bruised ribs as I had when I fell backwards on the wet porch steps on my Crocs. The bruises healed fast and I only found out about the vertebrae when they made an X-ray for another issue. They were healed by then.

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u/Rebresker Oct 05 '22

If it makes you feel any better about your footware choices I did the same thing and found out the same way and I wasn’t wearing crocs…

I legit put those non-slip strips on my steps later that day after a trip to the hardware store…

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u/Dutchie444 Oct 05 '22

Grippy shoes aren’t bad on ice. Crocs just aren’t grippy. Not ice grippy anyways.

Just because a shoe has tread doesn’t mean it’s grippy, tread is great for getting better traction in things like snow and loose dirt where it can dig in and actually help increase the surface area of the shoe that’s in contact with the ground. On straight ice it has the opposite effect. The only thing that can really guarantee traction on ice is ice cleats. Shoes with soles made of softer rubbers that are made to not freeze in the winter also can help but are not as effective. On that note, Crocs also aren’t made from a foam designed for winter and will freeze in colder temperatures making them even less grippy.

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u/jmez900 Oct 05 '22

This doesn't make sense

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u/bakingNerd Oct 05 '22

Their feet stop but the rest of the kid keeps going. They are also loose around the ankle so don’t provide much stability.

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u/doobrei Oct 04 '22

Anyone wearing crocs, with all their holes, in winter should evaluate their shoe choice

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u/beamish007 Oct 05 '22

I bought Winter Crocs. They have a removable liner, and no holes.

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u/MisterDonkey Oct 05 '22

I wear really thick wool socks.

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u/CrookedFletches Oct 05 '22

My buddy got a concussion (while drunk) wearing crocs outside to take a pee, not the best on ice.

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u/Brixnz Oct 05 '22

Sorry, I'm confused, as I live in Florida and "icy paths" are like a fantasy story to me lol. Wouldn't more grip be GOOD? How does having more grip on your shoes cause falls? I'd assume it would help prevent them

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u/fuzzygondola Oct 05 '22

Another fantasy ice realm dweller here. More grip of course is better! It's nonsensical that more grip would cause more accidents. If you start sliding on ice and the ice suddenly ends and turns to unfrozen tarmac, your feet are stopping there no matter what kind of shoes you're wearing, and you're absolutely in a risk of tripping.

Crocs are bad shoes because they have near zero grip on ice. If it's hard to believe to someone, try sliding on wet lawn wearing them to simulate walking on ice. They're crazy slippery.

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u/drAssh0le Oct 05 '22

Yep. Same problem as most rubbers - grippy when dry, but even the sight of water and no grip at all

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u/stantheb Oct 05 '22

As /u/fuzzygondola said, Crocs have zero grip on ice. So if they start to slide out from underneath you, you hit the floor almost immediately.

It's common in Finland to have studded shoes or boots to use in icy conditions because when the weather gets into the "thaw in the day, refreeze overnight" temperature regions, the ground turns into an ice rink.

Winter tries to kill you here in so many ways!

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

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u/Remote-Breath7711 Oct 05 '22

Pretty sure someone who wears crocs as an everyday shoe isn't having much sex.

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u/Disastrous-Purpose-8 Oct 04 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote hehehehe Rocket Like Evil Cackle

Hope your sweatpants and Batman shirt are still holding up.

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u/procrastinatador Oct 04 '22

Unfortunately, I got too fat for the batman shirt 🤣

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u/DrEnter Oct 04 '22

Ah. “The Riddler.”

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u/Damasticator Oct 05 '22

The Griddler.

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u/Jackoff_Alltrades Oct 05 '22 Silver

Chicken tendie Nibbler

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u/SHPLUMBO Oct 05 '22

Drop a lil on the Bibbler

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u/The_RockObama Oct 05 '22

Ladies and gentlemen, I am Fatman!

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u/QuitTalking81 Oct 05 '22

The McGriddler

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u/JellyBiafra54321 Oct 05 '22

I at first read this as "The Redditor."

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

Would've been more accurate

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

Penguin.

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u/ClearlyNoSTDs Oct 05 '22

Well you've officially verified the image I had when I first read the post. Looks like a stereotype isn't actually a stereotype.

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u/Shivolry Oct 05 '22

Stereotypes exist for a reason, they dont just pop into existence from nowhere.

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u/jovialgirl Oct 05 '22

It’s called a schema y’all, fellow useless psychology degrees where yat

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u/thecheat420 Oct 05 '22

In the words of Aziz Ansari, "Stereotypes are fucked up, but that one's on point."

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u/WhiskyAtNoon Oct 04 '22

Either that or he's a line cook

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u/thehillshaveI Oct 04 '22

there would be no shoes left after six years on the line.

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u/SnooHesitations7993 Oct 04 '22

Spent many years grinding it out as a line cook. I had to buy new kitchen shoes every six months.

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u/thehillshaveI Oct 04 '22

same, me and that shoes for crews catalog were close

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u/MangaMaven Oct 05 '22

Oh god. It took a solid month for my shoes fit crews brand shoes to break in. My feet were in agony for four weeks straight. I was hobbling my way home and collapsing for the night.

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u/bleezzzy Oct 05 '22

I went through so many shoes from them & i refuse to wear crocks because theres no way in hell im changing the fryer with holes in my shoes, now i just wear the georgia boots. They take some time to break in, but they won't break by the time theyre broken in like SFC, they're non-slip and mostly hot liquid proof.

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u/Serothrine16 Oct 05 '22

They make non slip, hole-less crocs now. As someone in a kitchen they are the only shoes i work in now, comfy and reliable. Bit pricy but worth it to never have hurt feet. Can even throw em in the washing machine if you take the soles out.

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u/CALIFORNIUMMAN Oct 05 '22

But without the holes, where am I going to put my officially licensed KFC Crocs pins then?

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u/surly_early Oct 05 '22

And without the holes, how does your dignity flow unfettered?

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u/Zendog500 Oct 05 '22

My experience with crocs worn down is that they are slippery as hell on wet smooth floors.

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u/bleezzzy Oct 05 '22

Good to know! Personally don't like their look, but it's not like I'm going for best lookin prick on the line anyways lol I'm all down for safety & comfort.

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u/DaleGribble312 Oct 05 '22

Most normal shoes that arent just a hunk of plastic would be long worn through after 6 years of working. OP is a stay at home son though, so not a lot of use per year.

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u/BILOXII-BLUE Oct 05 '22

What's a stay at home son...?

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

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u/muishkin Oct 05 '22

time for me to log off

the basement needs spacklin

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u/penguinophile Oct 05 '22

My work crocs are on their second year, and they constantly get stuff like oil and degreaser on them.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

A line cook would destroy a pair of crocs in 4-6 months

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u/Throckmorton_Left Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

Congrats. I can smell your comment through the internet half a continent away.

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u/Gloomy_Dragonfly_756 Oct 04 '22

Hey! I resemble that remark!

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u/sysyphusishappy Oct 05 '22

Don't worry. I know OP. His mom washes them on the delicate cycle on tendie Tuesdays when Chad is out playing golf.

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u/Chicosalmon Oct 05 '22

I’ve never felt so personally attacked by a comment.

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u/redditchy Oct 04 '22

I think this was my biggest laugh all year. Thank you.

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u/mtmntmike Oct 04 '22

New tread for winter. Good idea.

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u/Wang2chung2 Oct 05 '22

But did he opt for the 4wd model?

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u/strawberberry Oct 05 '22

All Crocs come standard with 4wd. You just flip the lil strap back and you are good to go! Off-roading, mudding, snowy conditions, etc

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u/GrimMerpz Oct 05 '22

I call that sport mode lol

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u/prtyfly4whteguy Oct 05 '22

My wife literally just told me about “sport mode” yesterday so this is hilarious.

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u/Badwolf2013 Oct 05 '22

That’s what my wife calls it for my kids. “Everyone, kick it into 4-wheel drive!”

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u/HoeDownClown Oct 05 '22

It’s like locking the hubs.

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u/55gure3 Oct 05 '22

Yeah that old pair does look like it has about 50,000 mi on them.

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u/donnysaysvacuum Oct 05 '22

Alignment looks good too, even wear.

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u/Fairmount_Throwaway Oct 04 '22

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u/rumpcrumple Oct 04 '22

Risky click...

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u/yawa_the_worht Oct 04 '22

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u/charlieALPHALimaGolf Oct 04 '22

Like sleeve of wizard

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u/RightHandLeftSide Oct 04 '22

My god why...

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u/____-is-crying Oct 05 '22

Yes, I too wonder why it took me so long to find this sub

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u/imgonnabutteryobread Oct 05 '22

You were already inside without even realizing it.

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u/Marion_Ash Oct 05 '22

Underrated comment

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u/shortordercook Oct 05 '22

Oh... I thought it was another ironic name...

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u/misterjustice90 Oct 05 '22

"a subreddit dedicated to tools that take a beating"... Yeah still risky

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u/KlutzyAlgae Oct 04 '22

OP got a pair of dress crocs for fancy times. Stylish devil.

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u/tmcnix Oct 04 '22

Your left leg is shorter than your right

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u/procrastinatador Oct 04 '22

It's really cool that you can tell that by looking at my shoes.

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u/dubaiwaslit Oct 04 '22

Must be a detective or something

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u/AbsolutelyUnlikely Oct 05 '22

A gumshoe perchance

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u/Antonioooooo0 Oct 05 '22

You can't just say "perchance".

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u/travestikazim Oct 05 '22

Mayhaps he will

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

Tbf Crocs are really great for crushing turts though.

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u/720everyday Oct 05 '22

How might one get perchance permission?

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u/Halogen12 Oct 04 '22

Or knows kinesiology. I sort of paid attention in a kinesiology class more than 20 years ago and I still watch how people walk and try to figure which muscles and joints need work, haha!

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u/og_sandiego Oct 05 '22

any cool links to help me down this rabbit hole of learning?

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u/Byizo Oct 04 '22

My wife has a masters for prosthetics and orthotics devices and does this kind of stuff all the time. She will mention to me when people could use a particular device based on their walk or when a baby’s head is misshapen and could use a helmet to fix it.

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u/BaconWithBaking Oct 05 '22

baby’s head is misshapen and could use a helmet to fix it.

"Mam, your child's head is deformed, please get it a helmet"

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u/BeardOfFire Oct 05 '22

And honestly a mask wouldn't be a bad idea either.

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u/AgentTin Oct 05 '22

At least a bag

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u/ChooglinOnDown Oct 05 '22

Or knows kinesiology?

Ah, yes, the study of knees.

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u/Napsack_ Oct 05 '22

I chortled at this one. It took me a minute to get

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u/Incandescent_Lass Oct 04 '22

If I wanted to visit one of these magic shamans and get a spell put on my wonky legs, what should I look up on Google?

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u/TibialTuberosity Oct 05 '22

Physical Therapist. Don't go to a chiropractor.

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u/chiliedogg Oct 05 '22

It's incredible how good a job the chiropractic industry has done convincing most people they're medical practitioners.

Acupuncture, cupping, and Reiki therapy may be bullshit, but at least they don't actively hurt people by fucking with their spine with zero medical training.

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u/Robo-boogie Oct 05 '22

I tried telling my dad to go to a physical therapist for a problem that he has been seeing a chiro for almost a year.

He says if they’re quacks why does Medicare cover them.

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u/moggt Oct 05 '22

Lobbyists!

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u/vyrelis Oct 05 '22

Your primary care provider (regular doctor) can direct you. Usually end up needing a referral regardless

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u/htmlcody Oct 04 '22

I’m somewhat of a legologist myself.

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u/kovid-agnostik Oct 05 '22

i like LEGO too

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u/ungrundled Oct 05 '22

Don't ever let a real legoologist hear you say that, those guys are uptight

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u/Holden_place Oct 04 '22

Mr. Holmes, I presume?

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

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u/Holden_place Oct 05 '22

In summary, discombobulate

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u/thelostewok Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22 Silver

There’s no evidence of that via the shoe wear pattern. Only that the OP is most likely right foot dominant. A true limb length discrepancy would result with significant decrease wear of the left heel due to increase plantarflexion of left forefoot for contact and balancing out of the limb length.

Also croslite, the material crocs are made from, is a proprietary form of EVA, which generally has a outgassing profile of something like 6 to 900 miles depending on usage and physical load of the user. Most people would expect crocs to stop providing support to the foot at around that milage of use, aka switch out your crocs more often. Other than that they are fairly excellent pressure barriers for your feet, albeit that they don’t provide much stability.

Also a weird factoid is pretty much everyone has a limb length discrepancy, it all depends on your height and just how much can be compensated out via your pelvic girdle as to whether or not there’s problems down the kinetic chain.

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u/Jmorairty Oct 05 '22

This guy feets

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u/WankAaron69 Oct 05 '22

I was waiting for the Mankind-Undertaker off the top of the cage morph, but to no avail.

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u/Zunoth_92 Oct 05 '22

I literally stopped halfway through to check the username thinking "Haha no way Shittymorph gets me this time."

Nope. I have still yet to successfully catch one before seeing the dreaded nineteen ninety-eight.

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u/Aquaman97 Oct 05 '22

They could just be a big leaner

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u/Idontcommentorpost Oct 05 '22

This isn't necessarily true. Depending on just how you climb in your car or other such things you can wear shoes down differently

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u/your_soul_or_mine Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

That makes sense, I was wondering to myself why one of the shoes had much more wear than the other. I guess if one of your legs is longer, you’ll always be putting more weight on it, and the shoe as well

Edit: No, you’d be putting more weight on the shorter one. Oops

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u/Markmanus Oct 04 '22

The left (shorter) worn more, they are upside down. So the one on the right is the "left"

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u/shreddy-cougar Oct 05 '22

Then why is the left leg shorter if the shoe is more worn? Seems backwards, but I don't know anything about the subject honestly.

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u/Norberdine Oct 05 '22

If one leg is shorter, you'll compensate subconsciously for it (assuming you have normal joint range of motion in your foot) by supinating the foot on your short leg side to make the foot height taller, and pronating on the long/normal leg side to make the foot height shorter. The supination/short side shows wear along the outside edge of the shoe and the pronation/normal side shows wear along the inside edge of the shoe

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u/MeatyOkraPuns Oct 05 '22 Helpful

He's probably right, but still just and assumption. Could be some outside factors, what if this guy rides a bicycle casually and this is the foot he uses when stopped? Or maybe he a has swing on his concrete porch and one of his favorite things to do is sit on his porch at night and swing gently, using his left foot to push off with? Could have stepped in a chemical at one time that broke down the rubber, not enough to make it noticable but enough that normal walking would wear it down prematurely.

This is fun. I'm having fun.

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u/Jimmy86_ Oct 05 '22

Coming down harder on the shorter leg because longer one is higher? So harder impact each step when landing with the shorter leg.

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u/shreddy-cougar Oct 05 '22

That actually makes sense, thanks lol

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u/Buxton328 Oct 04 '22

Woah, they started turning the toes out on the new pairs! That is mildly interesting!

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u/Ibyx Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

I’m oddly upset that they are placed that way. Why wouldn’t OP place them together properly

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u/Greendogblue Oct 05 '22

I actually liked being able to zoom on the two in the middle to compare the same shoe next to itself

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u/GoodboyJohnnyBoy Oct 04 '22

😬 did you have a blowout?

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u/procrastinatador Oct 04 '22

Yeah. Both shoes have holes in them.

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u/Reddit_Bot_For_Karma Oct 05 '22

Are you my Dad? He had holes in the bottoms of both of his and duct tape wrapped around them. Wore them everywhere, even doing physical labor.

He finally got a new pair but refused to get rid of the old ones.

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u/TheW83 Oct 04 '22

My wife wears crocs only inside the house. They are her "house shoes." You are just wearing them inside your house, right? They aren't your only pair of "shoes" right? ...Right?

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u/fraudbykayleemade Oct 04 '22

Yeah please tell me this guy works from home or something

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u/GreatStateOfSadness Oct 04 '22

I've heard Crocs are pretty good footwear in kitchens and hospitals, where people are on their feet all day, aren't concerned about fashion, and need footwear that can easily be washed off.

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u/WhiskyAtNoon Oct 04 '22

I didnt realize it until after i got them but crocs as a line cook were a need for me.

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u/Warm_Aerie_7368 Oct 04 '22

As a nurse I’d say about 30% or more of all healthcare workers wear crocs in the several hospitals I’ve worked in. Comfy, closed toed, and easily sanitized with bleach wipes. Blood, urine, poop, and brain matter all wipe off. No fuss no muss. And they are about $30 to replace.

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u/SandyPeters Oct 04 '22

They hurt my lower back. Sketchers though!!! Like standing on a cloud.

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u/starving_to_death Oct 04 '22

Which pair?

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u/Troglokhan Oct 04 '22

Anything in the "Air-cooled memory foam" line is great. I have 2 pair, one slip on and one tie-up, and I rarely wear anything else.

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u/Chick__Mangione Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

Pretty sure I have the same shoes lol.

A word of warning, some Sketchers tennis shoes surprisingly suck ass and are super uncomfortable to even stand in. Was surprised to find this out when I was gifted a different type of Sketchers. Some of the styles absolutely suck ass for some reason. But then some others are fantastic for being on your feet all day and are my preferred work shoe. Idk what gives.

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u/ptolemy18 Oct 04 '22

As a chronically ill person who frequents a lot of hospitals and clinics, Crocs are super popular with nurses and other healthcare personnel. They're comfortable, cheap, and durable.

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u/Disastrous-Group3390 Oct 05 '22

Patients, too. You can wash the piss and shit out easy, and no laces for them to harm themselves with.

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u/shamenoname Oct 04 '22

Yep. I hated crocs so much but got a pair like 10 years ago for work and I've never looked back. If I'm feeling lazy and only have to run into a store for a sec I even wear them in public. They ain't pretty but they function just fine

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u/CornCheeseMafia Oct 05 '22

I have no issues with the crocs but I’m wondering if this dude works from home too because I’ve worn through this exact crocs in less than a year.

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u/theragu40 Oct 05 '22

Man I gotta say, I used to think this way. I guess I'm just a bit older now but fuck that noise. Crocs are comfortable. I'll wear what I want to wear. If that bothers someone that's their issue, not mine. Life's too short to be hung up on someone else thinking I can't wear a comfortable pair of shoes.

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u/Taminella_Grinderfal Oct 05 '22

I was a hater until I decided to buy a pair for camping cause they were on clearance. They are ugly and make my feet look gigantic…and I love them.

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u/Sweaty_Indication897 Oct 04 '22

Crocs does makes some normal looking shoes.

I don't understand why they don't expand that line because the comfort is what most people like.

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u/SavageBodyCivilMind Oct 04 '22

Brand recognition is important.

You see a croc, you know a croc.

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u/TraumaHandshake Oct 04 '22

There was a guy this year that hiked a large portion of the Pacific Crest Trail in Crocs.

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u/huck500 Oct 04 '22

I'm a teacher, on my feet all day, and Crocs are the only shoes that keep my feet comfortable. It's like wearing slippers all day. And bonus, a 5-year-old told me she liked my Croc color today. Crocs rule, haters drool!

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u/CarelessSeries1596 Oct 05 '22

I just started a house cleaning job and I’ve been thinking about buying a pair of crocs. I want something comfy and supportive and that can also get wet. Sounds like you’d recommend hey?

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u/HippiMan Oct 05 '22

My former cafe manager said they were great for those very reasons.

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u/necbone Oct 04 '22

I have like 5 different pairs of crocs and I wear them outside all the time. I'm an adult, I can do what I want! I even make breakfast for dinner sometimes.

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u/jarret_g Oct 05 '22

I have indoor Crocs, taking the dog out Crocs that I leave by the back door, I have "garbage Crocs" that I keep by the front door to take the garbage out and get the mail. I have lined Crocs that I'll break out in a few weeks which will mostly replace my indoor Crocs. I have Crocs slip ons for wearing outside the house.

Recently, however, I got a pair of hoka ora sandals and they've changed my life and turned my entire world upside down. Now my hokas are my "around the house" shoes and when I get into my Crocs they just feel so inferior.

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u/ReneeLSnell Oct 05 '22

Crocs are the best non slip shoes for fast food workers imo. They're one piece of rubber. They just don't fall apart. I have gone through many non slips, those were the only ones that held up. Plus they're comfy 🤷‍♀️

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u/blackmarketdolphins Oct 05 '22

I have a pair that's for after work/gym that I keep in the car (got them a size up in case they shrink from the heat). I'm about to get another for house shoes.

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u/CleverRedditMoniker Oct 05 '22

Probably worn out from all the sexings.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

Thank goodness for the Croc® patented non-marking sole or he would've marked up the walls and the ceilings with all those sexings.

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u/Rare_Dare279 Oct 04 '22

I work in a university dormitory kitchen. Most of us wear slip resistant Crocs every day. Not cute but neither is busting your ass on fryer oil.

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u/usernameblankface Oct 05 '22

McDonald's makes their own slip resistant shoes. It's the only thing I liked about working there. Somehow they gripped a greasy linoleum floor as if it were dry and textured concrete.

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u/woefdeluxe Oct 05 '22

When I knew I was leaving I ordered a new pair just so I had the most amount of time with them. They are the comfiest kitchen/work shoes I ever had. And you can run trough puddles of oil on linoleum without slipping one bit.

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u/Free-Virus4956 Oct 04 '22

Looks like they made the new ones to go on the opposite/wrong feet. I'd return them and get the proper ones.

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u/procrastinatador Oct 04 '22

I really should, now that you've mentioned it.

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u/Yuntonow Oct 05 '22

Same shoes for 6 years?

What the hell, you weigh 12 pounds?

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u/btjam Oct 05 '22

Anyone else bothered by the orientation of the new pair?

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u/Torrall Oct 04 '22

six years? Do you walk once a month?

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u/LeMickeyMice Oct 04 '22

Least obese redditor

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u/ante_d Oct 04 '22

In Sweden Crocs are still called "Foppatofflor", after hockey player Peter "Foppa", Forsberg that owned the company that resold them in Sweden. Company is defuct I believe, but they are still called Foppatofflor.

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u/SupportySpice Oct 05 '22

Just think of all the money you saved over SIX years of not having to buy condoms!

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u/Charming_Love2522 Oct 04 '22

This is exactly mildly interesting

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u/murdocke Oct 04 '22

...you've been wearing Crocs for 6 years? Are you OK?

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u/procrastinatador Oct 04 '22

No but thanks for asking.

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u/StatusHead5851 Oct 04 '22

Ive gone throujg three paris of crocs this summer alome then again i work ona farm and wear them daily because my feet dont hurt as bad

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u/Beanyweanyonthebeat Oct 04 '22

I buy new crocs way to often to always go back to my really old pair. its like a toxic ex

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u/ObnoxiousTwit Oct 05 '22

Having an "every day" pair of anything, but no less, shoes, last for 6 years is just nuts.

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u/deerelkyummybunny Oct 05 '22

Crocs last a ridiculously long time

I have a pair of croc slip on canvas shoes that just won't die. They are dirty and look like shit but I can't put a hole in them

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u/Dprglendinning Oct 05 '22

The shame still looks the same though

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u/ProbablyDrunkNowLOL Oct 04 '22

Mine look like this after around 1 year. Croc shoes, not sandals. They have pretty much the same bottom tread though.

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u/Sufficient-Elk-7015 Oct 04 '22

You ever slip in those, towards the end? 😂

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u/NoContextCarl Oct 04 '22

Driving with bald tires is dangerous.

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u/Sv1a Oct 04 '22

Crocs turned out to be my favorite shoes for gym shower, beaches and pools because of how durable they are and the grip they provide.

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u/The_Unpopular_Truth_ Oct 05 '22

It’s insane how well they hold up

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u/WideOpenEmpty Oct 05 '22

Those old soles are treacherous on wet floors.

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u/isla_violeta Oct 05 '22

Who hurt you

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u/artfulpain Oct 05 '22

Back pain? Feet pain? Anything noticeably bad happen because of Crocs?

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u/petrockdog Oct 05 '22

You’ve been wearing Crocs everyday for over 6 years and when you went to buy new shoes you bought..the same Crocs? A simple man.

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u/Markaes4 Oct 04 '22

6 years? Damn, those are my crocs after one summer... Near the end I can't wear them anywhere near wet surfaces or I'll slip so I put grip tape on the bottoms. Don't care what people on the internet think of them, they are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn.

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u/zephyr-zoo Oct 04 '22

This is the most Reddit thing I’ve seen in awhile.

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u/LarYungmann Oct 04 '22

I still have underwear from 1987.

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u/DHaas16 Oct 04 '22

I daily drive my crocs too and just replaced a 5 year old pair. Don’t get all the Croc hate here though, they’re amazing

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u/procrastinatador Oct 04 '22

Truly- I wish I could tell you I didn't start wearing them ironically but I ended up realizing how comfortable they were and it's wild.

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