RANDOM THOUGHTS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Fleece Crocs are a Croc
I got the "winter" Crocs with the fleece lining 'cause they looked cute, and Crocs are really good to wear as slippers. The advertisement made a big deal about the fact that the liners were removable and washable. After wearing them for a month, I decided to wash them; they were getting a little matted and not so fluffy white.
Thank goodness I had saved the little card that tells you how to remove and replace the liners! Getting them out was easy. Putting them back in was not. But first, how they looked after I washed them. They looked gross! It looks like the niff-naff that was on the fleece just stuck to it, and didn't wash away. Whatever, they're soft. I prepared to put the liners back in.
And almost lost four fingers! If I had longer nails, I would've lost those too! There's this grommet that a hole in the fleece has to fit through. It's not like they made a strip for it to slide over. Imagine a quarter on a post. Now imagine a piece of rubber with a hole in it, the size of a dime. Now stretch the dime-sized hole over the quarter. That's was it was like (see photo; the little hole has to fit over the smirking crocodile). I did one slipper, and I'm waiting for my fingers to stop throbbing before I do the other one.
My advice to those who bought fleece-lined Crocs: Don't wash the liners, it ain't worth it!