This Airport-Friendly Shoe Has Been Rated the Worst Fashion Trend

A new survey found that the majority of people can't get onboard with the Crocs trend.

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Anatoliy Tesouro/Shutterstock
Anatoliy Tesouro/Shutterstock

A survey of 14,065 people conducted by gaming site Tombola UK about the fashion trends that need to die found that people are really sick and tired of Crocs. More than any other trend-including onesies-Crocs are the most disliked fashion trend. Listen, it is fair to say that Crocs are not an immensely fashionable shoe. They aren’t even passably decent. It’s not cute.

But, sometimes it is function before form, people! Crocs may not be the shoe you should step for your dinner dates but it is the shoe that was designed to fly! The versatile slip-on is perfect for going through security. You can pop it on and off without the hassle of dealing with laces or shoestrings.Then, when you are on the flight, you can take your Crocs out of sport mode (back strap down) and they become slippers. You have the sensation of going barefoot, but you don’t have to become one of those people who are actually barefoot on the flight.

I do have one addendum for Crocs at the airport: You must still wear socks. It is non-negotiable. Socks create a necessary barrier between you and the outside air. The material of the shoe is airy and porous, kind of like Swiss cheese.

Crocs are just one of the travel essentials listed as a no-go on this trend survey. People are also apparently against leggings, hoodies, and Ugg boots, which all received a significant percentage of votes and landed among the top five in the Tombola survey.

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Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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