THE UK is lamenting the start of Crocs season.
The country has now officially entered the annual three-month window in which the ridiculous rubber shoes are upgraded from shameful garden wear to out-in-the-open footwear.
While understandably distressing to those who do not wear them, even Croc-havers admit to being disgusted at sight of them in public.
Nikki Hollis, reluctant owner of two pairs, explained: “You hear it on the high street as the summer begins: that horrible, sweaty squeaking.
“Yes I wear them, but that’s because I have bad arches and anyway I’m clearly not a normal Crocs person.
“Everyone else in them looks like they’ve escaped from some sort of secure unit.”
In response, the public has begged for the return of flip-flops, however bad the feet in question.
A spokesperson said: “All is forgiven – the hairy toes, the yellow nails and the weird soles that look like grated cheese. It’s all fine. Just please god no more Crocs.”