Do Europeans wear Crocs? I can't believe I finally bought a pair, but they're wonderful! I wore them for a week of walking at Disney World & they would be great for my week in Germany coming up... but I do NOT want to look like a tacky American! ;) Would my Crocs really stand out in Germany? Or do Germans have them too? (Mine aren't a bright color.)
Don't worry about what you look like! As long as you represent yourself (and us other Americans) in a respectful way nobody will care about what is on your feet. Besides, when the dogs are barking who cares what you're wearing, right?
Good luck and good travels!
I agree with Sandra. Don't worry--you're going to explore Europe, not to a fashion show. I wore Crocs in Italy last year and nobody cared (I guess). My feet enjoyed them, though.
I also say "Go for it!" I wore my Crocs last spring in London, York and Edinburgh, and I was so glad I had them. I started my trip off in York, wearing my pair of Clarks boots and within 3 hours, I made a b-line for the B&B so I could change into my Crocs (which I wore for the rest of the trip). Mine are black and don't have the holes in them. My feet/legs never tired and I really enjoyed my trip more as a result.
Crocs are definately over here - my Dutch and Swedish friends have them and wear them frequently in the summer.
I live in Germany and I saw an ad for Crocs just yesterday. I'm sure they would be fine in Germany, Netherlands, maybe Spain? but I think they would appear odd in Italy. The Italians I know are super stylish. They shudder at Birkenstocks. However, the shoes are comfy and that is VERY important when traveling.
I wear crocs almost exclusively, however I didn't wear them on my 5 week trip last summer and regretted it almost constantly!
I noticed people in almost all countries we visited wearing crocs, except in italy. I think you could get by wearing a pair of maryjane crocs there though!
I say go with comfort and wear the crocs!
I just returned from RS Paris City tour and saw Crocs for sale in the stores there for children and adults. I didn't see a lot of people wearing them though, but you should plan to wear shoes for comfort. We walked a lot and I was glad to have my comfortable shoes and boots. Don't worry what people think about what you're wearing - comfort comes first.
I can remember seeing ads for Crocs last year during a World Cup trip to Germany, so I think you will be fine. Regardless, my experience has been as long as you present yourself respectfully, no one cares. Youre going to be out and about having a wonderful time -- and probably doing a lot of walking. Your feet are going to get you where you need to go, so its good to take care of them. :)
So, with the Crocs, do you go barefoot in them or wear socks?? Do they tend to slid any on the heel?
I go barefoot and they don't slide off. Mine have a strap that goes around the heel, but I rarely use it. I have a thing about wearing socks with Crocs . . .
I have the black "maryjane" style, which is more streamlined and come in single number (I.e., 8 instead of 8-10) sizes. Just as comfortable!
Im from England and i have a couple of pairs, they are quite a big craze over here!
Im sure they will be wearing them in Germany and if not just wear your crocs proudly maybe atart a trend!! haha!
I love my crocs, have you seen the little jibbitz? cute or what
have a look on this site www.jellyegg.com it has the full range available over here and the knee pads and stuff too!