By Rehan Iqbal
Love them or hate them, Crocs are an undeniably popular type of shoe. There is something about the ease of use and fun shape that means that they transcend from being a kids shoe to something that adults can wear too. They are unmistakable with their shape and design and can be a great choice for the summer. However, there is an alternative option that you might not have seen – Crocs with fur.
So What is this Fur Lined Croc?
This doesn’t mean that the Crocs have grown fur on the outside and are now little fluffy monsters. Basically, what you get here is a cross between a Croc and a slipper. The outer “shell”, as it were, of the Croc is exactly as you will remember with the rubber structure and clog shape. It has the same holes in the top for breathability and the same low heel.
Depending on your view on Crocs, this either means the same ugly design or the same iconic shape. The difference here is that you get an additional fleece lining. This should provide more comfort and warmth, but it can also have its downsides. Below, you can learn more about the beneficial features of this interesting winter Croc as well as some of the issue to watch out for.
Is Fuzzy Crocs a Good Idea?
Another important thing to note about this shoe is that the lining is made from faux fur. What this means is that you don’t have to worry about wearing sheepskin if you are worried about using an animal product or if you are vegan. That artificial lining still has a soft pile and the material also allows for a range of color choices. Therefore, you should be able to find something that meets your tastes.
On that note, there is also the fact that this is a unisex product, with size and options in men's, women's, girl's and boy's shoes. Anyone in the house can wear these and you could end up with a cute matching set for the family. There are also lots of different colors to choose from. This includes black white pink grey, red and blue. So, you should be able to find something you like.
Fur lined Crocs Have Some Downsides
First of all, this soft inner lining isn’t removable. This has two disadvantages for users. Firstly, there is no way to take it out and machine wash it when it gets a bit dirty or smelly. You could spot wash it with care, but this isn’t quite as convenient. Then there is the fact that this makes the Fuzzy Croc a winter shoe all year round. If the liner were removable, you could adapt the product between seasons instead of requiring two different pairs.
Unfortunately, there are users that would prefer a removable option because it can start smelling. Crocs are meant to be breathable but the lining becomes a bit counterproductive there. Some users say that wearing socks can help here as the sweat from your feet doesn’t end up in the pile of the fleece-lined Croc. But, this does detract from that feel and purpose of the Fuzzy Crocs? Who wants to have to put socks on to wear Crocs or slippers?
Finally, there is an issue with the lining becoming flat after constant use. This is to be expected really. If you have ever bought a really fluffy bedspread you will know that it isn’t quite the same after a while. This can end up having an impact on the comfort and feel between your toes. By the next winter, they might not have the same fluffy feel that you need.
The Furry Crocs Can Help With Pain Issues
There is also the potential that these Crocs with fuzzy linings could be a nice choice after foot surgery. Those that struggle with their mobility will appreciate a simple shoe that is easy to put on and take off. The fur lining adds that luxurious feel that wearers deserve after being in the hospital.