Great new shoes for gardeners

A little bit flower child, a little more rock ‘n’ roll, funky Crocs Footwear is setting a stylish pace. Developed by a Colorado team using a pliable resin, these naturally antimicrobial shoes cushion feet, won’t slip on wet surfaces, and weigh next to nothing. “We started by trying to design the best boating shoe we could,” says Crocs cofounder George Boedecker. “But then people who were on their feet all day ― chefs, nurses, gardeners ― started wearing them and stealing them from one another. They’d feel how light they are and they’d just go nuts.” Men’s, women’s, and children’s sizes, from $30. or 877/238-4404.