There are pieces of clothing—like trench coats and white collared shirts—that are so elegant and flattering, they remain timeless. Then there are the styles that make you cringe when you look back on old photos and wonder, “What was I thinking?!” Those super low-rise jeans that you’ve kept since the early 2000s? They’re only ever going to be useful again if you want to dress up as Christina Aguilera during her “Dirrty” days for Halloween.
Crocs were originally designed for boating, so the fact that they became socially acceptable to wear on the street is a crime. In addition to being hideous, they were also dangerous, coming under scrutiny at the peak of their popularity in 2006 after children who wore them started getting stuck in escalators. The only acceptable use for a Croc these days is as a snuggly space for your dog or cat.