OK. I've been hearing some really nasty things about my beloved crocs! I have to say, Yes, I agree they're "ugly". But you know what, lots of things are ugly and we love them anyway because they fill some need so profoundly that nothing as superficial as LOOKS matters. When I wear my crocs (I have THREE pairs and have been "croc" even before "croc" was cool), I can walk comfortably ALL DAY without aches, pains, fear of slipping, stinky feet (yes, the material they are made of is actually anti-microbial, so they don't stink), and I get way more positive comments then I do negative. This pair I ordered online, received at noon on Saturday and by 12:02 I had them painted. Now they're truly me. Ugly and all :)