Would you want to let your kids wear crocs?
If your answer to this question is yes, I would suggest reading the latest news on the web, from reports of the Associated Press all the way to Washington Post, who posted reports of children loosing toes or parts of the toes when wearing Crocs and simular soft-soled shoes.
Children as young as 2 had to endure injuries do to those shoes, here and abroad. Warnings come from Singapore and Japan. Some companies here in the US have chosen to post warnings at their escalators about the potential dangers of this kind of footwear.
Ugly or not, as an informed parent, I am sure you will make an appropriate decision, I for my part will no longer alow those type of shoes in my house.