When I found out that I had neuropathy (nerve damage) in my feet (I'm diabetic), the first thing my doctor said was, "NO MORE BAREFOOTING-----Get Crocs". And I thought... "What in the world are Crocs?"
Well, sure enough I found out. I found them at Dick's Sporting Goods and bought a pair. My first reaction to them was that they were pretty ugly and unattractive. But soon I found out what a wonderful savior they were to my feet.
They are made out of the 'secret' croslite material which is very light and buoyant. They feel a little big at the back of the foot, and the bottom has these bumps on them which I thought would be uncomfortable. But that wasn't the case. They look like the old fashioned clog type of shoe. You can find these "wannabees" everywhere for $6.99, but they're not Crocs and not meant to be. $30.00 is a little steep, I thought at first, but found that I would buy another pair (which I did) in another color later. The style I bought originally was called the Cayman which has an orthonic foot bed, a ventilation system with holes on top of the shoe and around the front. They are slip resistant and there's no foot odor with them. Sometimes you'll think your feet are sweating, but they're not. They come in a mega variety of colors (27 in fact ---I counted on the web site).
There are so many various designs and styles. It's unbelievable. My son and daughter in law bought sandals this summer and enjoyed them immensely, especially walking around Disneyland all day for a week.
I was having problems walking because of my arthritis and other physical problems, but Crocs has allowed me to walk with minimal pain. I put them on immediately upon waking in the morning and keep them on mostly throughout the day. In fact, if I have them off for any length of time, I have to put them on again so my feet don't hurt.
Go to the Crocs Inc. website. You won't believe it. They're wonderful.