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MyFriendGiraffrey Thu 06-Aug-20 23:13:09

I need help! I'm looking for "cool Crocs" as requested for a teenage girl's birthday present.

I know they're comfy and I suppose as the saying goes, "quality never goes out of fashion" but I'm obviously so out of touch and I don't know where to start.

The request is for "cool", platform, patterned, clog type.

Can anybody point me in the right direction please.

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kerkyra Thu 06-Aug-20 23:25:55

I've ordered twice from the crocs UK website with no problems,for my son and I.
Crocs are ugly but very comfy grin

MyFriendGiraffrey Thu 06-Aug-20 23:40:42

Oh I'm under no illusions as to how comfortable they are believe me! It's just that given the brief for looking cool from a fashion conscious 15 year old, hmm I just don't know where to start. They all look the same to me blush

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Goldenhedgehogs Fri 07-Aug-20 09:02:26

Do you think they are teasing you? It seems like an impossible challenge, I would ask them which ones they want or give them the cash!

MoltonSilver Fri 07-Aug-20 09:03:19

Trying to figure out what a teenager thinks is cool is a bit on a minefield. I'd suggest opening the crocs website and letting her choose them herself.

moveandmove Fri 07-Aug-20 09:07:16

Are you sure they're not winding you up? There's no such thing as cool crocs and I very much doubt any teenagers would be seen dead in crocs.

Hazelnutlatteplease Fri 07-Aug-20 09:08:45

That sounds very specific. My guess is something like this but i cant find it patterned

You could get patterns but not platforms.

If check. It sounds something specific that is very easy to get wrong

MoltonSilver Fri 07-Aug-20 10:23:35

She could be talking about these - Balenciaga, but I suspect it's more than you were planning to spend.

Playdoughbum Fri 07-Aug-20 10:26:04

Crocs are back in style apparently. Ariana Grande was wearing them and I’ve seen a few. With sports socks ...

Greywind1523 Fri 07-Aug-20 10:30:42

I think a few celebs have been wearing them and they’re now seen as cool amongst some teens.

Some of them are pattered on the edge of the the sole only which I suppose makes them look like platforms.

Best bet is to get her to look on the website and send through details of the ones she likes.

SmileyClare Fri 07-Aug-20 10:36:26

Those £645 rubber platform crocs shock they just scream sprained or possibly broken ankle. A very expensive injury.

Most 15 year-olds are old hands at finding exactly what they want online and sending links. With my teens, we agree a birthday budget and they find the fashion items they would like online. It's easier for everyone.
Hopefully they're are lower platform crocs available. ASOS online are good for 5 minute fashions like these.

SmileyClare Fri 07-Aug-20 10:42:44

I just typed girl's platform croc into the ASOS website and there are a few at around £50 with platform soles, starting at size 3. The electric pink ones on there are a dupe for the Balenciaga ones with a slightly more sensible height platform.

SmileyClare Fri 07-Aug-20 11:08:35

You can buy the croc charms separately on Amazon to embellish them.

MikeUniformMike Fri 07-Aug-20 15:04:27

I never stopped wearing crocs or birkenstocks.
Crocs are the best beach shoes, and I have them as back door shoes.

ZolaGrey Fri 07-Aug-20 15:09:56

Birkenstock do a style called Eva that is croc style material is waterproof etc but in the style of Birkenstock's. I have some for beach etc and they're great.

JofraArchersFastestBall Fri 07-Aug-20 15:56:08

I don't know if these are cool, probably not because I like them... but they're as practical as crocs whilst being (to my eyes!) a lot less horrible.

mimiasovitch Fri 07-Aug-20 20:29:55

The platform crocs someone linked to up thread are definitely in at the moment. Both my teens wear them, without shame. No socks though.

MyFriendGiraffrey Fri 07-Aug-20 21:35:51

My first thought was that they were winding me up! But no, absolutely a serious request. A quick search and I've found articles that some celebs are wearing them and yes they are currently fashionable.

I've had a look at the links above and they are more expensive than I expected them to be. I think a talk about budget and requesting some specific links might be in order.

Thanks everyone.

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