10+ years ago I walked into a random store; bought a pair of foam shoes for about $5 and immediately loved them. They didn't have a name on them or anything but I was told they were Crocs; "ok", I says. about 3 years ago I had completely worn them out; holes in the bottom and everything. So, I go to find a replacement for my beloved foam shoes that were known as Crocs, but when I look at what I am told today what crocs are; I do see these foam shoes that had carried me comfortably for the past 7 years. I am disheartened, and choose to go without.
The other day I finally buckle and buy these crocs that are EIGHT TIMES MORE EXPENSIVE than the original pair. They seem to be doing fairly well, so far, but I can't imagine that they will ever out pace the $5 I paid so so so long ago.