1980's - Nimrod "Tanachi" Sandals
1990's Teva "Theraputic" Sandals
2000 - 2005: Source "Shoresh Extreme" Sandals
2005 - present: Uglyest Shoes on Earth: "CROCS"
I have no clue if Crocs are sweeping the rest of the world like they are in Israel, but they are appearing everywhere. I was just at a meeting at work and the guy next to me was wearing lime green ones. On Shabbat, someone came to shul wearing white crocs.
Personally, I think they're the ugliest footware on the planet, but I'm told they're very comfortable. In Israel, they sell for close to 250 NIS ($56) -- isn't that a bit expensive for such silly looking shoes? Then again, if you wear them to work during the week and to shul on shabbat it could be a decent investment.
Do people wear these to shul in the US? On Shabbat? To Work?
Can you do carpool with these, or is that a major faux pas?
Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael