Crocs for the win (or for 16th place)

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  1. KMCMICHAEL

    KMCMICHAEL Member

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    You sir are a prince but I would not want to take advantage. Beside it may be defective. Several years ago when I stopped shooting 700 rounds a week, the gun began to fail to break targets at an ever increasing ratio. It makes noise and produces recoil so I am unsure of the source of the problem. I have not yet taken it to a gunsmith. Let me assess the cost of repairs before I answer.
     
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    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

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    I insist. You are getting well up in years and I've seen these types of problems before. They don't fix themselves. It's one of those infernal implements that kills at one end and wounds at the other. A man of your caliber can't be saddled with such inferior accoutrements.

    I'll take care of all postage, naturally.
     
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    Admittedly the years are adding up at an ever increasing rate. However at 10.5 lbs shooting a .410 the recoil is not yet bothersome. The weight with 32” bbls does require one to have a good understanding in life that can only be achieved with large wide feet. And the juxtaposition of such a luxury item accompanied by crocs would definitely be a fashion faux pas and likely a misdemeanor in several states.
     
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    If you ain’t Croc’n it you ain’t Rock’n it.

    Crocs Might be one of the most comfortable shoes ever made. So much so you don’t give a hoot what they look like. I got a pair of Crocs kind of as a hand me over from someone who got the wrong size and couldn’t return them. I was being polite and said I’d try them on. It was a life changing experience.

    Try them. If you don’t like them fine. Don't be a fool for vanities sake. Especially if your feet hurt.

    Btw: Plantar fasciitis is no joke. Had that once for about a year. Hope your recovered.
     
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    I bought some fake Crocs and they aren’t the greatest.


    However my Crocs brand flip flops are very comfortable.
     
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    I will say that as a long haul driving shoe they are nice. Comfy and breathable.
     
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    Must only wear the real deal. They are like Izulas in this regard. Brand matters.

    Knock offs and copies just don’t cut the mustard.

    LEGOs are like that too now that you mention it.
     
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    Crayons are the same way.

    Crayolas are the best, the rest are terrible.
     
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    All very true...I have 2 pairs of Crocs. A generic pair from Walmart that I use when they are gonna get beat up or nasty and a Croc brand pair that I use mostly around the house so my PF doesnt flair up...I also have the Croc brand loafers that have the exact same sole that I wear out of the house and look much more casual


    In my 35+ years on this rock I've learned there is a time for generic and a time for name brand items...

    mayonnaise.....Gotta be Hellmans

    toilet paper...just not cheap thin stuff..no John Wayne junk ;)

    dish soap... nothing cleans like blue Dove

    American Cheese...Kraft or real Velveeta only
     
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    I got to try a pair of the more shoe like Crocs.

    Peace out.
     
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    Steak sauce... A1. No exceptions.
     
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    I agree that there is no better steak sauce but steak sauce is only for bad steak...all a good steak needs is some Red Eye (I've heard...never tried it) or Montreal
     
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    I am a fan of Crocs and birkenstocks also Krieghoff's ....but for meat A1? HP is the way to go
     
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    Interesting.....as one who truly believes that you have surrendered your last shred of self-esteem the moment you buy your first pair of Crocs, just yesterday I may have actually found their niche !!! I had business at a large morgue/forensic lab and the Receiving Tech kept two pairs of Crocs, one she slipped into at the door of the receiving room (in case, as she put it, a runny one arrived) and a clean pair next to them she slipped into for her office duties......
     
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    “Zippy” wears shoes that look suspiciously like Crocs.
     
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    That's why they're great. I use them also when I might get a runny one. But I'm at the other end of that supply chain than the one you visited. And upstream :)
     
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    Indeed.... ;) At least the one I had to visit (they brought me two before they got the one I was there for) didn't have any complaints to make......
     
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    There’s a lot to be said for that. Also, I’m assuming it was quiet and cool? Not bad qualities in an environment either.
     
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    I like cooler environments, that one was probably several degrees cooler than I would find comfy without a better rated sleeping bag than the one provided though.....
     
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    May need a closed toe model for the runny ones. I have 3 presently. Beaters for floors and yard clean up. My normal wear around. And dress up pair Star Wars pair. for special occasions. I am about to toss the old ones and shift the others down the line dress code line. Never wear them to a wedding or funeral yet though.
     

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