cornflake dreams.: croc confession.

11.17.2011

croc confession.

i have a shoe confession to make... i recently in love with a shoe i never thought i could love. crocs. queue disapproving sign! but daaaaaaaanng those things are comfy and my little ballet crocs were (dare i say) cute. after much deliberation (and desperation), i decided to try the shoes out in spain. i ordered the kadee black ballet croc flats and got them 2 days later (whoa fast shipping!) when they arrived i was surprised to discover the shoes are super light and didn't add weight or bulk to my small suitcase. day one in spain i was pretty jet lag but we wanted to see the city so we walked. a lot. and at the end of the day my feet were sore but NOTHING compared to my usual cole haan flats (they usually hurt after an hour of walking). my crocs held up in the rain, heat, and even on the beach. throughout the 10-day trip i alternated them with a pair of TOMS (which were also comfy but less flexible) and some rainbow flip flops (these were killer on my knees and didn't give any arch support).

if you're traveling soon or you just want some comfy basic flats i would recommend these shoes. bonus: they were only $30

tips: buy a size small down
if your shoes are a little snug throw them in a dryer for a few minutes and put them on (they will stretch to the perfect size). 

xo, 
jillian

34 comments:

  1. haha! croc confession! you know what, we're not spring chickens anymore and we have to protect our feet. :) i would so get crocs and i think i will for next summer!

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  2. I wish I had seen this before our trip to Italy! They look like they would have been perfect for sightseeing. I still might have to get a pair for future trips. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I've always wondered if this style of croc is comfy. Good to know! They are super cute too!

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  4. I love them too girly. No shame.

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  5. Oh yes,, I agree. My croc ballet flats have seen many parts of the world! Plus, you can wash them so easily.

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  6. haha, I must admit, I don't think I could ever get on the Croc bandwagon.

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  7. My husband has Crocs and loves them! The flats are super cute!

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  8. Really?! Hmmm... I will reconsider. I loved my Tom's when I walked all around Scotland. My feet only hurt after being on them for ten hours straight (and sometimes that happened!) but nothing too bad.

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  9. Oh no, Jillian! You went to the dark side??!! ;D just kidding (kind of!) no, really...sometimes comfort trumps all, especially when traveling! And honestly, you rocked those crocs well, lady! xoxoxo brynn

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  10. these actually look really cute! I may have to buy a pair when spring comes!

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  11. As long as you don't start wearing the clog version of crocs in bright green or orange, I think you're okay ;)

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  12. I can't believe that these shoes are actually cute. I usually think crocs are so horrendous but these ... I don't know, I might be convinced!

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  13. It's weird to see cute crocs... they do look perfect for travelling. I'll have to check them out! Great find!

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  14. I've been eyeing that pair! Thanks for reviewing!

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  15. I think I may dive in next summer- they look so comfortable and everyone swears by them! :) Lisa

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  16. Haha. Okay so I really think that ones that you chose are super cute! And they look comfy!

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  17. good to know!! they are actually really cute. kind of surprising :)

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  18. I totally agree! Usually not a fan of crocs but these are super cute and bonus ... they are comfortable!

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  19. i once had the big clunky looking crocs back in college, bought them right when they came out and felt so cool. i'm glad to see they have come a long way, your little black flats look great! who knew?!

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  20. Hahaha, hilarious. This is so good to know. Honestly, if you'd just posted pics of you in those shoes, I would've never known they were Crocs!

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  21. i kind of think some of the other styles of crocs can be cute. i like the ones you have.

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  22. Interesting! I was never a fan of crocs especially for adults but I think you convinced me to give them a try {the flat ones not the Mario Batali ones} :)

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  23. I wore crocs while I was in Africa and you are absolutely right, so comfy and durable! Although, mine were not this cute. :)

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  24. i think those crocs are adorable. the perfect black flat!

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  25. I can't believe how adorable they look on you!

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  26. if you liked them, i'm SOLD!

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  27. Yay! I have a pair of black ballet crocs too! I love to wear them on rainy days when I hate to get my other shoes wet. Mine are a little big though, so I cannot wait to throw them in the dryer!
    Thanks for the tip!
    Love, Leigh

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  28. Hahaha! I hate crocs but for the past 2 months I've been looking online for a pair for the garden. They are just what I need here but I still can't click CHECK OUT! Those are ones that I'm considering, so good to know they really are comfy! ;)

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  29. Good to know. The downside to a fabulous vacation that requires a lot of walking is the sore feet/blisters that come along w/ exploring! Have a wonderful Friday, Cutie!! xo

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  30. I love them too and I have a pair as well. They are super comfy and oh-so light. Have a great day, sunshine.

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  31. I love my Mary Jane red crocs- easiest shoes ever.

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  32. ahhh... im laughing. i don't know if i could do it. im too proud to even admit how cute you look in your spain pics. :) ha!

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  33. haha! before moving to india i too fell in love with these crocs (hard to say coming from someone who hates crocs!) - the style is cute and they are totally comfortable, perfect for walking around all day in (and no one would suspect they are crocs!)

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  34. ok this is so random, but i just spent like an hour on the crocs site and had a pair in my cart, but couldn't decide if i should pull the trigger...i mean...crocs?! then i randomly remembered a post you had done about comfy shoes, stalked your blog, and this is actually the same pair i had in my cart! your pics convinced me for sure, i just bought them!!

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