• http://www.grace-filled.net jen

    as much as those shoes do look like someone hit them with the ugly stick, they’re uber-comfortable for those of us who are on our feet for 8 hours shifts. i finally converted to the croc religion this may and i haven’t looked back yet. granted, they are UGLY but i also don’t get blisters from them and i can deal with being on the move for 8 hours while wearing them.

    give the man back his clogs.

  • http://cowjumpmoon.blogspot.com Shalini

    They are so comfy and good for your feet… did you try on any pink ones… You can come to the dark side and wear a pair! We would be so happy! I am hoping my hubs gets me a pair for my birthday!

  • http://hype12.blogspot.com/ hype12

    Uh, yeah…As long as he’s fixing something with them on he should be allowed to keep them.

  • ShellyGA

    I heard the guy in Colorado who was struck by lightening while riding his motorcycle was wearing Clogs. Now if that isn’t a message from God saying they don’t belong here…then I don’t know what is!

  • http://shoeism.blogspot.com/2006/05/its-crock.html Thérèse

    *stands in solidarity*

    Seriously. This is the best thing to do in extreme situations such as these.

    *solemn nod*

  • http://bellybuttonbugs.blogspot.com bellybuttonbugs

    Sorry to say I’m with Jon on this one. Clogs rock. They are kind of anti-fashion. I’m with that. Mind you, I’m not a ‘heel’ type of girl. Give me a pair of thongs (flip-flops) any day.

    Sorry I’m having a not sure whether to write in Australian or English and I don’t know the American quandary!

  • courtney


  • http://venturamom.blogspot.com VenturaMom

    Crocs rock in Cali, Heather. Surfers wear them. Sexy surfers, I tell you. Manly surfers. MMMMM…surfers. Think of the role-playing possibilities!

  • Bekah

    Stop hatin’ on the Crocs. I love mine. And they’re *fuschia*.

  • http://www.maisonpants.com Ms. Pants

    MissDirected means they should stay BURIED in the garden.

    But the word is cray-on.

  • Nat W.

    Finally, someone else who hates those shoes as much as I do. My step-dad insists on wearing them, and they’re awful!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/katiebsmith Katie Smith

    FINALLY on my 87th try, TypeKey let me log in. Jeez. Anyway, I hate the Crocs myself, though I love Birks. I think it is hilarious that your household stand off over the crocs is being played out over the pages of the internet.

  • http://www.baggermania.com/babyblog/ lisa

    I considered buying a pair of those, but at the time, I was 9 months pregnant, my feet were the size of hams, and I lived in Berkeley. I also considered rubber-banding plastic bags to my swollen feet.

    There’s no reason for an unpregnant man with perfectly normal feet living in Utah to have to wear clogs. Team Heather.

  • http://www.missdirected.net MissDirected

    Are those the god awful rubber clogs made for gardening? Much as I feel that house pants should stay in the house, I feel gardening clogs should stay in the garden.

  • RDZ

    My husband wears clogs. Not Crocs, thank jeebus, but the Birkenstock variety. I can approve of those, sort of.

    It’s all about choosing one’s battles, and mine is the battle between back hair and clogs. The clogs won and the back hair is but a memory.

    Crocs are gross, though. Unless you’re a nurse or a maximum-security prisoner or Mario Batali, take ‘em off!

    Perhaps Chuck needs some new toys to chew on?

  • http://william.beem.us William Beem

    It’s such an awful name, too. Imagine it in conversation.

    “Hey, what do you think of that girl?”
    “Oh, dude. She’s a clog!”

    Would you really want to associate something like that with your feet?

  • http://www.visual-voice.net VisualVoice

    you really think tying laces is all it’s cracked up to be? I’m with Jon… CLOGS RULE.

  • WickedlySharp

    Dear merciful heavens! Finally, you took those hideous cow pie stompers away from him!

    No Man Should EVER Wear Clogs. …women either. Ugh. Bleah. Puhtooie!

    they clash with everything that is decent and good, as well as sexy and attractive. So they CANNOT be in the same area code as you, babe. ;)

    Fight the clogger!

  • http://brewerburns.blogspot.com Jennifer

    I am behind you all the way. Down with clogs!

  • http://rhiinpink.blogspot.com Rhi

    My realtor was wearing clogs on Monday while she was showing us a house. THAT alone almost got her fired.

    I’m with you!

  • http://plazajen.blogspot.com Jennifer in Kansas City

    All right, I was fine until somebody started bashing Steely Dan.

    The gloves are comin’ OFF! And the clogs are stayin’ ON!

  • http://anniewaits.livejournal.com anniewaits

    I’m in – he should never get those horrible things back.

  • Sheryl

    Free the clogs!

  • fernicus

    Yes, they are very, very comfortable. NO, THEY ARE NOT CUTE!! People, these shoes can be “sterilized with water and bleach” and “are bacteria and odor resistant”. (www.crocs.com) Great for medical professionals and all their feet encounter. Not so great for fashion potential.

    Being practical, I say, if Jon needs shoes that can be sterilized, let him have them. Then have a long serious talk about what he’s doing while wearing them.
    If he doesn’t need shoes that can be sterilized, pitch them. It’s for his own safety. Those shoes have big holes, no heel, and you have tarantulas.

  • http://www.biggestapple.net BigA

    I’m with you on the clog front and with Jon on the CRAYON front.

  • http://hmft.blogspot.com strawberrygoldie

    I’m on your side, Heather.

    Me no likey the clogs.

  • http://www.lifeorsomethingjustlikeit.blogspot.com KaraMia

    Ha! I’m behind ya all the way! Ugliest freakin shoes on earth…

  • Julia’s Mom


    Clogs are the Steely Dan of footwear.

  • patchuga

    Um…why the hell does it matter what your husband, a grown man, wears on his own damn feet? I would wager that if he started hiding your high heeled shoes you’d be equally pissed off.

    The crocs look comfortable and are not as ugly as a flip flop. Let the man have his shoes. Even if you think they’re ugly, it’s a small thing. My husband has a pair of bright yellow sweatpants that he likes to wear…and has even worn them outside the house. They’re ugly, they’re a tad small, and I personally think wearing sweatpants outside the house screams “I’ve given up.” But…he’s a good daddy, a good husband, and he’s a grown man capable of making his own footwear/fashion decisions. Just like Jon.

    Geez Louise.

  • http://eviljulie.com Julie

    Oh, Heather. Men, especially older men, deserve a little leeway on their shoes. There are no cute strappy sandals for them. There aren’t a lot of shoes for them that are forgiving of “Man Feet” in general.

    Just let Jon have his clogs back, and be glad he’s not like my boyfriend, who at age 51 thinks that no man should have a pedicure and insists on wearing sandals that show off his gnasty Man Feet and Callous Toe in all their gory details. I’m really glad he’s taller than me, because I couldn’t sleep knowing those Feet had the slightest chance of touching mine and perhaps slicing my delicate skin open. As it is, they’re 14 inches closer to the end of the bed than mine.

    See, there are worse things than clogs.

  • J Niel

    I don’t mind most clogs, but I can’t stand those Crocs clogs! I just don’t get it… As my luck would have it, two of the company’s founders just purchased a home down the street from me, so I can imagine nearly my entire neighborhood will be sporting them by the time fall rolls around. :-(

  • ryan

    Stop the clog insanity… the Conciliatory Liberation Of Good Shoes (C.L.O.G.S.) will happen because the Army of Clog will bring about the peace of clog lovers everywhere!

    Go Jon!!!

  • http://delectual.blogsplot.net Sarah-Jean

    Those stupid plastic clogs are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO UGLY!! Why are so many people wearing them???!!!

  • http://www.troll-baby.com Karen Rani

    Tell the young lad I bought them for my Granny to garden in. That ought to help a little. He can have ‘em back when he gets dentures. =)

  • http://www.monkeythoughts.com monkey

    I don’t understand the clog thing. Sure, I tried them once. But they made me feel like my feet were going to abandon ship at any moment.
    I just can’t live like that, you know?

  • http://www.jenireno.blogspot.com Jeni

    Really, it’s come to this? Hiding your spouse’s shoes?

  • momma 2 angels

    Now you’re on a roll so seize the opportunity to toss that natty t-shirt you so despise too! Better clean out the entire closet. It’s for his own good after all.

  • http://www.blurbomat.com blurb

    Oh, there are RIGHTS, BABY. RIGHTS!!!!

  • tish

    My husband actually banned me from buying those. BANNED.

  • http://www.lotsawords.blogspot.com wordnerd

    I thought I was the only one in the world who didn’t like Crocks OR Clogs. Death to clogs and crocks, everywhere.

  • http://maxgus.blogspot.com napangel

    I suggest you return those clogs, or your mailbox will be full of them soon!

  • http://aredeaf.blogspot.com Coelecanth

    No blood for clogs!

    Stop the madness! Join us for a candlelight vigil at Gazebo Park this evening to protest this illegal war. Celebrate people of all shoe types and show the leaders of unjustified conflict the we don’t buy into thier “us vs. them” pardigm. Bring your feet and your favorite footwear, all will be welcome. (Except sock and sandle wearers, cause nobody likes that shit.)

  • mediaguy74

    Has he threatened you yet to withold nookie if he doesnt get his clogs back?

  • Wicked H

    Jeez. You all need a mediator.

    Really, there has to be some sort of give and take. Right?

    C’mon you two, work with me here……

  • di

    Heather – now is the time to back down and give him the clogs back. Then, in later years when you need him to relent on something he’s firmly for (or against), you can cite the return of the clogs as reasoning why he should do what you want.


    This isn’t about clogs, it’s about leverage! Get it while you can!

  • http://pioneerwoman.blogspot.com Pioneer Woman

    You’re mean. They’re better than BIRKENSTOCKS, aren’t they? They’re better than TOPSIDERS, aren’t they?

  • MomGoneWild

    Quoting (k) of the dooce comment policy which reads, “Be nice,” I say: give the handsome man his ugly shoes back.

  • monkeyaker

    I am pro-clog in general, and have many pairs of dansko’s, birkenstocks, etc. However, I am still anti-gardenshoe-turned-ordinary-footwear. Shoes made of foam are not cool. Much like how panties made of fruit roll-up are not sexy (no matter what he says).

  • http://www.hydrangeasarepretty.blogspot.com Shelli

    Um, Heather, I did done used to have you on my fave peeps list.

    But, um, I need to side with da man here – on clogs and crayons.

    sorry, dear.

  • http://jen14221.com Jen14221

    If you are not:
    1) a nurse
    2) a little girl
    You should NOT be wearing these clogs. Sorry.