To be completely honest, I remember reading something years ago about Crocs that put me off, and I think I tried them myself in the store. It was a personal thing - they didn't work for me - and I didn't hear of them providing relief for others back then - so I couldn't really promote them. Try them and see, I say! Birks have been the one shoe brand that's consistently helped me through the years. Today my plantar fasciitis seems to be gone for good (knock on wood), but I'm still wearing Birks, the classic footbed. I just ordered a new pair of London - clunky but roomy and comfy.