Sunday, June 15, 2008

Summer trends in the city


After spending a lot of time riding the Shanghai metro yesterday, I spotted an obvious (and creepy) summer trend amongst the citizens: Crocs! On people’s feet! Everywhere!

Not only are these shoes ugly when it comes to shape, colour and size, but they are also very hard to match. Just look at these brave ladies who stepped out, without (obviously?) thinking about WHAT they would be stepping out in? Not a pretty sight.

The phenomenon was Shanghai-wide. In Puding, Puxi, yeah, even at the railway station I saw people walking around in these unflattering shoes. Men and women, both guilty. No one managed to pull it off. (Is that even possible?!)

I apologize if I am insulting any Crocs lover out there, I have personally never tried this kind of shoe, but just from looking at it, I know I never will either.




Ps. mind the bad photo quality. My mobie camera isn't what it's supposed to be.

5 comments:

Tripfriend said...

It's kind of hard to insult Crocs, since they're already the worst food-based invention in the history of mankind.

Anonymous said...

Crocs are expensive. The authentic brand costs at least USD$25 a pair. I think they can be a lot more expensive. I don't like them, either. But they have been a very successful brand due to their anti-perspirant technology with their material.

Jonna Wibelius said...

If crocs are expensive then the crocs on the streets are definitely copies...

Anonymous said...

Such shoes are also very popular here in Israel.

Kristin said...

One should only be allowed to wear Crocs out of the house if they are under the age of 4. In the states they are selling all different styles of Crocs including a Mary Jane style. Repulsing!!!!