One of the things I learned on my trip to Denver and SoCal was that these shoes cannot be uglier or more ubiquitous. (If you have a pair and I've offended you - well I don't know what to say. How can you wear these?) I thought it was just all the people in Denver but then went to the Cali and saw them there.
Crocs - at first I thought it was a chef thing. Having seen Mario Batali cruise around Washington Square Park, I never even thought that normal Americans who weren't known for their eccentric cooking show would don a pair. But they have - and the continue to. This lady is totally sold. Whatever.