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I believe that everyone should wear what they want, to each his own, and all that good stuff, but I avoid synthetic fashions, especially shoes, like the plague. No matter how cool the item or who makes them, I just can’t do it. I am a textile snob, but almost had to eat my words when I opened my August issue of O magazine to check out latest offerings for the O List. What caught my eyes was a colorful loafer named Mast by Wanted Shoes.
The colors they featured practically jumped off the page, but what really caught my eye is this shoe looks a lot like a driving loafer. The hiccup I discovered is it’s completely made from synthetic materials. Tempting as they sound for comfort, I decided to pass on them. But what struck me was they would be a perfect shoe for folks who love Crocs. In case you’re one of the few not familiar with Crocs, they are those terminally cute, synthetic clog-like shoes that stormed the fashion world about 10 years ago.
It’s not a nice thing to say, but I don’t like Crocs. Yes, they are practical because of the waterproof angle, and they come in handy for certain occasions, but these shoes just bother me. It now seems like wishful thinking, but I was sure the novelty of this shoe would have died by now…no such luck, they’re alive and kicking. In fact, the company is celebrating 10 years of existence. And when I say these shoes are still everywhere, I mean it. They were even on the feet of my beloved Uncle Leonard, who was visiting for the 4th of July.
I felt a little ashamed and I could only laugh at myself and how quickly his Crocs earned cool points because it was Uncle Leonard, and “at least they were black-colored Crocs.” Then I had the bright idea to get him a pair of the Wanted shoes I had just seen. I thought it was a perfect idea; after all, the loafer style would be a much better shoe style than the clog-like Croc, and black is one of the 7 available colors. The site even boasts these fast-drying shoes can even float on water.
I was just about to pull out my card and place an order, but unlike Crocs, they don’t make them for men or children. Needless to say I am a bit bummed for Uncle Leonard, but I suggest Croc fans and even those who don’t like them check out this much more cool-looking summer shoe.