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    Crocs Ain’t All That

    Do you know this year’s biggest fashion misstatement ‘hellip; your neighborhood-friendly crocs. ‘They clash with anything,’ said Aisha Akhtar, a Stony Brook University junior who compared them to clown shoes. Do you really want to be that outlier?

    Let’s just say that you somehow find the courage to stand up to being made fun of by your best friends and give up your sex life, I ask you, do you really want to carry these hideous shoes around that claim to be slip- and water-resistant and lightweight? What good is the water-resistant quality when your feet will still get wet through what seems to be an infinite number of holes, and what good is the lightweight and slip-resistant quality when your shoulders will surely be burdened by the weight of embarrassment and you will slip down that pithole.

    Supporters of crocs claim that the shoes are meant for people who like bright colors and have quirky personalities, or ‘cool people,’ according to my opponent, Adam Peck. His boss, Lynn Hsieh, had to say that crocs are not meant for even people like that.

    Crocs were intended to be boating shoes and they should have stayed that way. But let’s just say that you have to give into the trend as The Stony Brook Statesman Editor-in-Chief, Suraj Rambhia, would (‘lots of people are wearing them ‘hellip; why not?’), then hear what his colleague, Shonto Olander, Sports Editor, had to say: ‘I would rather go barefoot than walk with crocs.’

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