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Old 12-15-2014, 21:18   #21
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I don't have my new sneakers yet. There has been a delay. The company sent a size 6 instead of a size 9 along with my inserts. I now get them on Wednesday instead of today. I have to pay 80 dollars copay that's 20% of the cost. I'm so excited about getting them.

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I think you won't be disappointed, Vic, but neither of these is stylish by any stretch of the imagination.
I ordered a pair of "convertible" Crocs in Navy blue. The fur lined sides fold up into a boot. They are as close to a winter shoe as I could find. I wouldn't pick Blue, normally, but I was limited by model and color to get a wide size 13. They were considerably cheaper ($44) than the VFFs. I just couldn't bring myself to buy shoes that look like dayglo gorilla feet. I might feel different after wearing them, though, but they also cost $100-200.

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I have never paid that kind of money for VFFs. More like $60-$65. But then womens models may be cheaper and I'm buying just casual shoes, nothing too complicated.

I put off trying the VFFs for quite awhile, but I can't bear shoes that mold my toes into a rigid shape. My bad toe gets an ingrown toenail after a few hours of that.





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I've only had an ingrown toenail ( big toe ) once and that was about 40 years ago, but if VFF's prevent it for you I can certainly understand why you wear them. I don't want to go through that again. They do look a bit weird but then who cares.

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I found a pair of VFFs on sale for $70 but several customer reviews said that this model had seams that were giving them blisters. Apparently they were made of some Australian leather before that was more supple with finer seams, and now they use man-made material (?!) Maybe it is just the cheaper part of the VFF line. I kind of want a pair now but not the blisters.

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I just want more Crocs. I have had ingrown toenails but the surgery was incomplete. And now I have another on the next toe. I just do what I can about them and wear the crocs because of the honking great wide toe space. when I was working and had to wear closed shoes, I bought some German made laceups, the brand was Highlander. Huge toebox, similar shape to the crocs. Looked ugly as sin, but the most comfy shoes I have ever had. They lasted for years.

I wish crocs also made regular clogs which werent rubber. I could do with a few pairs

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I was okay until I broke one of my big toes about six years ago. But even before that, I always bought the softest leather I could find. During the years I was in food service & on my feet all the time, I wore the SAS Bounce style. I rejected them on price the first time around (even back in the 70s, they ran $45 - $50), and then I searched the entire north end of the Colorado Front Range trying to find something as comfortable . . . finally had to admit defeat, go back and pay the price. They were like wearing marshmallows on your feet!




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We luvs our Crocs I think next time they are on sale, I am going to have to just buy several pairs. There are probably sensible solutions to sweaty feet.

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I have 3 pair of SAS shoes and love them. They are in fact like walking on marshmallows!!

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