I bought my crocs before the trip but they just seemed a little too big so offered them to Zeebo who said the same thing, so we left them at home. I wore my Keens the first three days and they held up well but by Sunday my feet were tired of them so switched to the Merrell Ventilators with socks and that was the perfect changeup.
I also vote for Chacos. I bought my pair 3 years ago and they're still holding on. Wore them all through Bonnaroo this year, felt great assuming you can forget what the mud you're wading through in front of the port-o-potties on the busy streets is probably made out of...
I really don't get the Crocs thing, either. They look particularly goofy on guys.
Post by aquariumdrunk on Jan 24, 2007 0:32:54 GMT -5
It's going to be a crapshoot unless you go to a store and get a feel for them. Trust me, it's the only way to do it. Their fit is pretty unique. I'd just find a local place that sells 'em and run in there. Walk around in a couple of pairs and see whether you want them a little looser or a little tighter.
I'll always prefer Burks over anything but if we are talking about muddy and wet weather then Crocs are the best. I took Crocs to All Good but I didn't wear them because it was so nice out, I just wore burks. Then I went to moe.down where the mud was ridiculous and Crocs were the best thing to have. I actually had people coming up to me saying they wished they had brought a pair. You don't get too wet cuz the water drains out, they stay on your feet, they weigh nothing and are easy to clean. I'll always bring them incase of bad weather. As far as looking goofy I'd much rather have something comfortable on my feet than be suffering for the sake of looking good.
Post by aquariumdrunk on Jan 24, 2007 17:21:58 GMT -5
I've gone as far as buying a pair of shoe rubbers that I'll put over my Crocs when it's really raining or there's too much snow on the ground. It's surprisingly comfortable, if not a little bit insane.
My girlfriend bought me a pair of Crocs before Bonnaroo last year. At first I wasn't really sure about them, but after a couple of days of wearing them i was hooked. They are so very comfortable that I rarely take them off (been wearing them all winter). They were so perfect fo Roo! Light-weight, well-ventilated and easy to clean-off when you're done...They are practically made for Bonnaroo-use.
Post by aquariumdrunk on Jan 28, 2007 23:13:27 GMT -5
I <3 REI
The flagship store in Denver is pretty spectacular. I returned a closeout tent, used, no questions asked after Roo last year, for store credit. In retrospect, I probably should have hung onto it, but was convinced it was too big to be practical. For car camping though, it was ace. Oh well.
Post by augustwest on Jan 29, 2007 18:24:10 GMT -5
I brought Crocs specifically for Bonnaroo last year, now they are nearly all I wear except on super rainy days, and I practically lived in Birkenstocks for 15 years. The comfort and fit will keep me buying Crocs for the next 15.
ive found you dont need to buy new ones. these things take a beating. mine made it through several festivals and 2 years of everyday use and they were still in great shape, until i lost one of them at all good. and my new pair has been through alot since ive got them and have no signs of wear either. best shoes ive ever owned. and the perfect festival shoe. i had tevas but they sucked when they got muddy. the grit would rub under the staps. i left them in a huge pile of crappy footwear that was left next to the croc stand at roo and got crocs.
Post by roolacksreality on Jan 29, 2007 21:12:52 GMT -5
I love my chacos.....been wearing the same pair to roo since 2003.
Yeah Mon!!! I wear mine year round. I never buy things because of how much they cost, but they are sooo worth the money. I've heard good things about Crocs, but I think I'm gonna stand by my chacos til the end.
I lost my faith in tevas at Bonnaroo last year... I don't know why but the ones I wore all summer in 2005 (even to roo) gave me a giant blister the first day. they ended up in a trash can next to the rope sandal stand. i did enjoy my jesus shoes but i'm thinking i'm gonna bring my crocs this year since they have more support on the bottom. I got hooked on them in July and now own regular ones, flip flops (purchased at vegoose!) and the mary janes.