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    Me and the soup-dragon are all for them. Comfy, float, washable (even used sump oil!), no smell or stubbed toes.
    Other colours are available....
    Did have a 'blow-out' ascending a steep slope with sweaty feet, but have never been injured due to them.
    I am not reknowned for sartorial elegance, and it's some years since I saw my feet, so WTF?
    Left hand down a bit.

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    Default Don't buy copies!

    Use the real thing

    oh no, yet another sailing blog
    http://sybrancaleone.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmmbruce View Post
    Otherwise I am crippled by 'false gout' resulting from diuretics. Mike

    A bit of a wander, but gout resulting from diuretics is real gout, caused by a raised blood urate (= uric acid). Pseudogout is a different condition caused by pyrophosphate crystals deposited in the joints. If a thiazide diuretic is necessary the gout can be treated with the usual drugs.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

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    Shock Horror!
    Only 2 people wearing crocs have broken their legs.
    What were all the other fracturees wearing?

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    I have been wearing 3.50 croc copies off the market for the last few years.

    Positives;
    1. Cheap
    2. Dry out in seconds
    3. Cheap
    4. Comfortable
    5. Cheap
    6. Good thick soles
    7. Cheap
    8. Require no looking after.
    9. Cheap
    10. Hygenic
    11. They float

    Oh, and they're cheap.

    Negatives;
    1. Looks (don't care)
    2. Soles not very tough (careful what I walk on)
    3. Slippery when wet. (as above)


    Erm...................


    No contest, really

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow_boat View Post

    2. Soles not very tough (careful what I walk on)
    3. Slippery when wet. (as above)
    I have the answer! Buy Crocs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmileyGiley View Post
    Crocs - rubbery **** looking things -- turning boys into girls apparently (see Telegraph for rant)
    Aha further evidence on the feminisation of males. The cause of all our woes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterdenning View Post
    I would also like to know how they are dangerous.
    There may be other reasons - this is the one I know about: they get trapped in the most unexpected places because they are wider and much stickier than normal footwear.

    I use mine for knocking about in at home, and there are stone steps up to my den in the granary. My near miss after getting a foot stuck near the top of these steps convinces me that they are unsafe, if not potential deathtraps on a boat.

    I don't imagine that many people die from a stubbed toe, but there a many who have died after falling overboard.
    Last edited by Danny Jo; 24-10-09 at 22:02. Reason: Insertion of two carriage returns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakesailor View Post
    I have the answer! Buy Crocs.

    I wear out 2 pairs of these a year. Actually the copies, although I have a real pair on at the moment and they last exactly 3 months, the same time as the copies. I wear them every day for six months of the year. The tread disappears and suddenly they are slippery on wet concrete, pavers etc. Still perfect on the yacht deck though. Notice a new style has appeared which looks much more attractive.

    Any ideas on how to refurbish the soles? I have plenty of old pairs laying around.

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    we wear one pound croc-a-likes from OH's homeland of iran where their intended function is as bathroom slippers in a place where shoes in the house are a cultural no no.

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