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End of an Era – I Got New Shoes (or: No Mo’ Crocs)

Most of you know that my signature footwear for the last few years has been a pair (several, actually) of orange Crocs. Yes, they’re ugly. I wasn’t making a fashion statement, because I have no fashion. They were comfy, yes, but not everyone knew the real reason I wore them (along with white socks): they were my “RSS Evangelism Shoes”. People would hear that and say “what’s RSS?” and I’d say “I’m glad you asked!” :-)

 I’ve always like quirky, distinctive shoes. The white-and-orange of the universal RSS feed icon is just the latest riff on the theme.

 But all good things must come to an end.

 There have been fervent opponents to my footwear. Cami Kaos even staged a shoe intervention last time I was on Strange Love Live. Cami, and everyone else who hated my Crocs will be thrilled to know that I have new shoes:

Converse All-Stars, in white and orange. Natch.
 
You see, it was always more about the white-and-orange than it was about wearing plastic foam clogs. The RSS Shoes have evolved. :-)
 
I still have the Crocs, and I’ll likely wear them from time to time (they’re GREAT to fly in). But I thought at least a few of you would be pleased with my new kicks. And I’m sure you’ll find something new to harrass me about. :-)
 
The best part is, I can still tell people “look for the guy in the bright orange shoes” to pick me out of a crowd.

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One thought on “End of an Era – I Got New Shoes (or: No Mo’ Crocs)

  1. While I have evolved, myself, from the Crocs clogs, I have become spoiled by its comfort and ease to put on. Due to that, I use the Crocs Santa Cruz. I used to wear my Crocs with suits, and tuxes (I was married in them). I absolutely agree with you on Crocs’ use when flying.

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