Wear or Die: Crocs V. Skechers

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We know what you’re thinking. "Why do The Fashion Police hate us?" you’re wondering. "What did we ever do to them that would make them treat us so cruelly, forcing us into a a pair of hideous orange shoes against our will?"

Hush, hush. The Fashion Police don’t hate you: it’s just another game of Wear or Die, and we have to say, we’re curious about this one. Can we persuade you to wear a pair of Crocs by giving you a pair of equally hideous Skechers as your only alternative, we wonder? In other words, which of these shoes would you choose to wear if you had to wear one – or die?

A quick recap of the rules first: you must wear one of the items above or die. As tempting as it may be, death is not an option – because that would just be no fun at all, would it? Tell us your choice by leaving a comment below!

(P.S. – If you’re feeling particularly masochistic, you can click on the image to view them in close-up!)

27 Comments

  • September 3, 2008

    Mousy

    Uurrrrgh! You’ve really done it this time! What a horrible choice.
    Well, I hate to admit it… but I think I’m going to go with the Crocs (can I not just die?). After viewing the closeup (ew) I noticed that the orange part of the Crocs appears to be some kind of fabric… whereas the Skechers are a rubbery abomination. Also, I’d go with the Crocs because at least some of the orange is hidden by the (admittedly horrible) black sole/strap things. If I wore the Skechers, I’d feel like I had great, galumphing, radioactively-orange rubber hooves.

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  • September 3, 2008

    Han

    When I look at the Crocs I actually see fairly cute functional shoes. I imagine myself wearing them while hiking through the woods in the fall…. and my shoes would be orange, like the leaves on the trees! I am very fond of orange.
    Now, if there was no hiking involved and I just had to WEAR them… I would not be so fond of them, but I would prefer them to the Skecher things.

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  • September 3, 2008

    Kate

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’ll go with the Crocs. At least they sort of have that granola-y vibe, which I definitely go for. They’re also at least partially fabric, and the icky foam junk is restricted to the outsole.
    If I had to, I suppose, I could see myself wearing these with simple, casual cropped pants and a basic t-shirt. If I had to.

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  • September 3, 2008

    Whit

    I can’t believe it, but the Crocs are sooo much better in this case.
    Wow, a part of me just died inside.

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  • September 3, 2008

    emmao414

    Ditto to everything everyone said, Id chose Crocs, but a bit of me has died, it was a really hard choice!!

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  • September 3, 2008

    Hannah

    Woah – I thought there for a minute that someone at the Fashion Police had mixed up the shoes – since when do Sketchers look like Crocs and Crocs look like Sketchers?! That’s just a world that’s gone insane – and I choose Crocs, though the choice will probably send me straight to fashion hell…

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  • September 3, 2008

    helen

    I will join the ranks by starting with “I can’t believe I’m saying this” The crocs beat the sketchers. This proves that ANYTHING is possible. (Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going out to buy them or anything)

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  • September 3, 2008

    Arielle

    The crocs are slightly less hideous, for the reasons already listed, so that would be my choice as well.

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  • September 3, 2008

    Danielle

    Why must you do this, Amber? Why??
    *sigh* Crocs it is.. only please cut off my feet first!

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  • September 3, 2008

    Kalyah

    the sketchers, with very wide leg pants.

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  • September 3, 2008

    Am

    Well it has to be the crocs – but I want to spend all day in my garden – gardening then at least I’ll be wearing them for the function rather than the form…

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  • September 3, 2008

    Mafaldita

    Crocs, no doubt!

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  • September 3, 2008

    Mrs. S

    While I think this is a completely cruel thing to make me say I choose the Crocs. But seriously why would I want to look like I have road side cones on my feet? Orange plastic is a no go.

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  • September 3, 2008

    Kel

    I’d go with the crocs, but I’d be likely to pull a celebrity and wear pants (i.e. trousers) that hide my feet.

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  • September 3, 2008

    Manu

    Definitely the Crocs! the Sheckers look so.. plastic! they look like a nurse’s shoes.

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  • September 4, 2008

    Anna

    I’m going to pull a double-whammy and wear the crocs *puke* with some foot snatching pants. The kind that are soooo long and wide that you can’t tell if there’s a person in them or if the pants are walking by themselves. Add a cute top (probably something with sparkles) and I might be able to kick it hollywood style.

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  • September 4, 2008

    SJ

    As much as it pains me to say it, the Sketchers, because I have taken a solemn vow to never, ever put on a pair of Crocs as long as I live. And I take this vow very seriously. 😛

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  • September 4, 2008

    Celecita

    Well, fashion police, you win this round. I have no choice but to opt for death here. I will never live to wear crocs, and I will never wear foam shoes. This should be my last post. Farewell cruel fashion world.

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  • September 4, 2008

    Froggie

    I’d just wear the sketchers and play dress-up. Now, they wouldn’t go with any of my normal [heavily gothic] clothing, buuut I could dress up as a kitchy little anime fangirl. Cute colourful T-shirt and polka-dotted skirt with the chunky Sketchers, in my mind, wouldn’t look so bad.

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  • September 4, 2008

    net

    crocs :/

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  • September 4, 2008

    Alexia

    Ok, you’ve reached you goal. You persuaded us to wear a pair of Crocs by giving a pair of Skechers as our only alternative.

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  • September 4, 2008

    hawchoo

    The Crocs are CUTE! and I’m sure more comfortable than those clompy-looking Skechers.

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  • September 4, 2008

    J.

    Crocs. At least it’s the real thing (that’s good, right??) versus those Skechers ones. I never liked Skechers, even as a kid… Maybe I can just wear those in the garden, though? Or hide in a jungle?

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  • September 4, 2008

    annie

    the crocs would be the first choice,, considering that they actually look like normal shoes and kinda.. like flatsx.x wayy better than those sketchers that would pretty much look like boots when its covered with jeans. XP

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  • September 6, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    Crocs because of presence of the material part and the grey.

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  • February 19, 2009

    Main

    The Skechers are clogs from the company’s work line; they’re not really supposed to be fashionable.

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  • July 27, 2009

    Kat

    the sketchers look WAY too much like normal crocs. i actually had a pair of running shoes that looked like the crocs, so, as much as this pains me, i’d say the crocs. i’m going to go die in a hole now.

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