Product Type: Crocs Hunter Original
Newest Review: ... yellow and blue. In terms of fashion, they probably look out of date since Crocs were big a couple of years ago but since I'm not a sla... more
Member Name: kama0529
Advantages: Comfortable. Waterproof. Bright colours. Stretchy. Good grip.
Disadvantages: Sweaty without socks.
Despite being regarded as ugly, I have to admit to owning a few different pairs of Crocs, simply because they are so comfortable and easy to wear. However, I will put my hands up and admit that (ashamedly) when I saw my first pair of Crocs Georgie Boots, I was driven by the fact that I really liked the way they looked, rather than any idea about comfort. I don't know what that says about me and I'm sure more than a few people will think I'm a bit barmy and consider calling the fashion police, but I really like them and think they are a great alternative to the traditional wellington boot. When I bought my Crocs Georgie Boots about 18 months ago, I paid about £40 for them, but they are currently available from the Alternative Store (www.thealternativestore.net) for the reduced price of £31.50. I think this price, considering they will probably last you a life-time, is pretty good value and like most Croc products, these are really built to last.
The Georgies come in a variety of very bright colours - which was one of the plus for me. I opted for the red colour, which is a very bright pillar box red, and I bought my daughter a pair of girlie fushia ones to match. The colours are just really stand-out colours - and I think this is fun and appealing. The boots are moulded out of one piece of rubber and so there is not seams as such to come away from each other - which is what adds to their robustness. Like more Croc products, they are quite chunky in their design, but actually for wellington boots I think they are less chunky and clumsy looking than the traditional boot, and they certainly make my feet look smaller and feel less clunky when I'm wearing them. Because they are rubber, they easily mould to your feet and stretch accordingly. One thing I really like about them is that they are comfortable around the ankle / calf and as I have quite chunky calves, it's nice to have a welly that fits well. The sole is springy and very comfortable to walk on and massage your feet as you walk......lovely. I do find I can wear these without socks, but the only thing to be aware of is that if you wear them when it's fairly hot outside then your feet and ankles can get sweaty and they the boots can rub - and for this reason I often find it better to wear socks with them.
They have a good grip on the bottom of the boot - and being rubber, they are fairly non-slip anyway, even in the wet. I have worn them in all types of weather and they are completely waterproof and so are good for splashing around. Because the whole boot is made out of rubber, if they do get dirty then you simply wash them in water and within 10 minutes or so of air drying, they are ready to be worn again.
Overall, I love my alternative wellys and can't see any reason not to recommend them.