Crocs are the greatest shoes to ever be invented. I purchased my first pair in high school – at the time I was super skeptical, but soon realized how fabulous crocs truly are. My first pair lasted me nearly three years: I wore the soles out of the bottom. Given how much I wear them, it’s incredible they lasted as long as they did. This is my second pair! I love crocs because they’re super comfortable, easy to clean, and retain no odor. Plus, they’re a great conversation starter.

After conducting a fair amount of research, however, I realized that podiatrists don’t necessarily agree that these shoes are designed all that well. According to USA Today, podiatrists claim that the shoes shouldn’t be worn for extended periods of time as the shoes don’t support the heel. This is a serious design flaw – one that I didn’t notice in all of my years wearing crocs.