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Ron Jeremy loves Crocs, and he’s not ashamed to admit it. “They’re weird looking, like me,” he said in a recent phone interview. “They’re quirky, like me. [They’re] colorful, like me.” Maybe you already knew about Jeremy’s affinity for the holey shoes because so many photos of him wearing them exist online. Jeremy is a Crocs pioneer.
People usually capture him wearing them at airports, although because he wears the shoes regularly, there are photos of him sporting Crocs at premieres, on red carpets, at the zoo, and even after he accidentally hit a pedestrian with his car this week. (The Crocs are impossible to make out in that last photo but Jeremy assured me he was wearing them then.) “I’ve looked in the media and no one has worn them as often as I have,” he said. But what about Mario Batali, who once ordered 200 pairs of Crocs because the orange color was being discontinued?
“I was there in the beginning,” Jeremy said, estimating that he’s gone through at least 20 pairs in the six or so years that he’s been wearing them. He’s always favored the colorful pairs, like the pinks and yellows, because they stand out. I haven’t found many photos of him wearing bright pairs.
His friends buy him the shoes as gifts, as they’re one of the few things he wears that aren’t endorsements. Jeremy likes to dress for free, except when it comes to Crocs.
“I tell people I don’t care how they look they’re just so damn comfortable.” Crocs, like Jeremy, are self-assured. They’re great at what they do, regardless of how they look.