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Crocs and Chacs, An Ode to Comfort

When is the last time you put on a pair of *shudders* heels? Or got a pedicure? Or wore shoes that made your feet blister? For me, it’s been months…. (okay, I wore heels once for brunch, but that is beside the point). Don’t get me wrong, I love the way heels make me feel, but after hours trekking through the city, I would not mind seeing them swept away in the Mississippi River’s tumultuous current. 

 

While the women of generations past may have idolized uncomfortable stilettos and complicated gladiator sandals, the stereotype of the “VSCO girl” and “granola girl” have ushered in the new standard of beauty–comfort. And I rejoice in this trend wholeheartedly. Seriously, when have Crocs ever been stylish except in this current day and age? I’m pretty sure college women single handedly resurrected the brand from bankruptcy. They put those bad boys into sports mode and never let go. 

 

What does this mean for women? Comfort is coming into the mainstream. For once, every type of footwear is acceptable–Birks, Chacs, Crocs, and everything else. It’s not that we’ve stopped loving a nice Louboutin or dismissed the power of a cute platform wedge. We have just come to appreciate that casual and comfortable is cute.  

 

So tighten your Chaco straps for your next adventure–no one is judging you. In fact, we are secretly nodding at the fact you support this comfort revolution. But the dealbreaker question to join the cute and comfy army is this: toe strap or no toe strap?

 


Woman Wearing Pair of Black Nike Running Shoes
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Hannah Ellis

Tulane '22

Tulane Junior majoring in Latin American Studies and Finance.
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