When Crocs footwear first started coming out, I swore up and down that I would never buy a pair. Not only did I think they were ugly, but they were also expensive and i thought they would just be a fad that would quickly go away.
Now, I have 2 of the regular pairs of Crocs and I just recently purchased a pair of the Athens thong sandals. I have to say that these are the most comfortable pair of sandals I have ever worn. They have a super soft cushioned foot bed that is great for me because I tend to have a lot of heel pain. I love the way that they mold to your feet after a while and that they are anti-microbial so your feet don't stink even if your feet get sweaty during the summer time. I still think they are expensive, but they are well-made and super comfortable so they are well worth the money.