Synthetic Footwear, From Croc Crossovers to High-Tech Heels

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Aug 21, 2009
You might think that the rise of Crocs did nothing for fashion, but here’s an [ugly] reality check: The synthetic shoes originally meant for gardening spurned a whole new batch of plastic footwear--with and without holes.

From jelly gladiator sandals to designer architectural shoes that ache to be loved by the fashion-conscious, these 10 plastic shoe innovations have arrived and they just might stay.

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