These really are the easiest and probably the most effective shoes I've ever worn. When I say effective, I mean that people really do notice them for what they are, in that they are really cool shoes. When I say easy I mean that they really do slip on and off, without really having to touch them with your own hands which I guess also adds to cleanliness. The Crocs have ski-rocketed into popularity in recent times, and I dont see why they didn't either. They offer a wide variety of colours which will make everybody happy. The expense really is worth it, they're like the new variety of thongs, and comming into summer in Australia you'd almost be the odd one out not to have a pair. The only bad thing I can think of is that the materials they use do tend to give some people rashes so I've found out, and I do myself get irritating feelings when using these for prolonged periods of time. Other than that, I still love these shoes when I wear them on a casual occasion. These are regarded as children's shoes, however many adults use them because they really are a cool alternative.