Crocs Santa Cruz slip-on shoes are elegant but convenient, relaxed.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Nov 10, 2008
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Crocs—yet another big biz borne out of ele’s hometown: Boulder, Colorado.

The name of this style* says it all—Santa Cruz. These shoes are all about taking your dog out for a pee (something I get to do rain or shine, four times a day) without breaking your couch potato stride. These shoes (get a darker color) will pass for elegance at the office, or (get wasabi, as did I) make you feel like you spent a weekend at the beach even if all you did (like me) is ride to your fave cafe and email folks about work stuff. Ultimate test: they’re comfy yet just structured enough to play a half-court game of pickup bball sans socks (now that’s lazy—perfect for most guys come summertime).

One minor caveat—these are made in China, which is a complicated issue, and even my idol Patagonia and other progressive businesses make much stuff in China, which is un-ecological but keeps things affordable for consumers who put price first.

Speaking of: $49.95, go get ’em.


* (yes, they do make more than the famous color-brite bubbly soft clogs that made their name and fortune)


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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