My parents live in Florida for quite a bit of the year and when they are there, it’s boat time, round the clock. Now when we visit, the first place my kids want to be is on the boat with my Dad and Mom so we are waterbound from the moment we get there till the minute we leave. We spend a lot of time on the boat, around the pool and on the beach after all the heat and humidity are super high and we have to keep cool. Things are quite serious around the boat after treks on the water, my Dad and boys help him cleaning up and hosing it off to keep it in great running shape, but that means his shoes need a grippy sole and need to be functional, not such an easy find. My mom saunters to the beaches on paths for walks during the afternoon sun, when the walkways are so very ‘toasty’. My mom also indulges in the wonderful retails stores she has in Florida, and she shops till she drops, both settings(shopping and walking) place her in need of a shoe that can handle her basic need for fashion, and comfort. After a bit of searching I found the perfect shoes for my Dad and Mom that help them keep their feet both comfortable and Florida-like at Crocs. Lavishly live the outdoors, water, boating and beach time with these great finds that will have your feet Croc-a-licously happy!
The Crocs Life
These are my parents, and they love boating. Sometimes they take the boat out for the afternoon to go and grab lunch and avoid the local roads(traffic can be a nightmare), so they need shoes that are fashionable as well as functional and that is what I found in the Men’s Beach Line Boat Shoe for my Dad and in the Stretch Sole Loafer in Khaki with a Stucco colored sole. These shoes are incredibly comfortable, and match their needs as well as fashion.
The Men’s Beach Line Boat Shoe
The shoe my dad is wearing, is super lightweight, really comfortable and has a great grippy sole. When he is balancing his footing on the pier as he washes down the boat and covers it for the day, he does not have to worry about slipping, he has sure footing and his feet look great. The Beach Line Boat Shoe looks like a dressy loafer but it actually has breathable side vents for air circulation and has plenty of give when he walks. The shoes offers fully molded Croslite material- making it very lightweight cushioning.
The tongue on the shoes feels padded, and it is of textile material which makes it comfortable and does not rub the way shoe tongues often do. The laces are not there for decor, they help to tighten the fit of the Boat Shoe as well as add a decorative touch to the finish of the shoe. The Navy against the strong white provides a strong nautical look.
Take a look at the siped rubber outsole, which is there for grip and traction, perfect while walking in a boat that just got nailed with a heavier wake than anticipated(lol). One thing is certain, when he walks around the boat, he is on solid footing in these great looking boat shoes from Crocs.
The Stretch Sole Loafer
My Mom spends time at the shops, and walking back and forth to the beach. These shoes are the perfect take a long as they match with all of her outfits, have great cushioning and enough of it that if the pavement to the beach(as they live right across from) is really steamy hot, unlike those flat tennies that are flush against the ground and burn your feet bottoms, these don’t let that happen.
The Crocs Stretch Sole Loafer
There is plenty of cushion to shield the peds of the feet from the pavement, so the heat is not getting up and through. See, some days after she gets her work done she does not get to the beach until after 12 Noon and as you well know the heat in the pavement in Florida just escalates to the boiling point between 10AM and 1PM making it impossible to not wear shoes but also not possible to wear thing shoes because the heat moves right through tthe soles of the shoes. However, this is not the case with the Women’s Stretch Sole Loafers, these really do have nice thick cushioning on the inside, making it possible to trek to the beach at any hour of the day and not worry about burning piggy toes!
As for fashion, these match with shorts, clam diggers, bermuda shorts, skirts, pants and any other thing you can throw on, they are the perfect shoes as they pair up with all clothing. The coolest part about this shoe is the way the shoe flexes as no other shoe fits like it or stretches like it. Take a look at this, almost like an accordion when it opens and shuts.
There is a stretch cord which links the outsold pods together which then allows the shoe to stretch horizontally. The Stretch Canvas that compliments the uppers on this shoe is just the icing on the cake, creating a shoe that adapts to your foot, its motion and providing a very, very comfortable fit.
The inside cushion that I keep talking about is powered up with the Croslite material(insole). The shoes hugs your foot, and allows it to feel like a most natural fit, moving with your foot rather than flomping off. The shoes boasts the Crocs Fit2U technology(the horizontal stretching I was referring to) and the outsoles flex with your foot!
For my Mom, this means plenty of walks to the beach, on the beach to the stores, and all over town when she is in her Florida home. The shoes are lightweight and easy to transport, which makes packing them a breeze. Lavishly live in comfort when you are beach bound, water bound, boating, poolside or even shopping as Crocs keeps the fashion trending and the weight of the shoe light!