I have a question for the shoe experts of the group. Over the years I have amassed a nifty little collection of Edward Green shoes and boots. I tend to stick with browns, and mix it up every so often with some suede models. However, I have always wanted a pair of crocodile shoes. I love croc accessories, as I have a wallet and a few belts made out of it. Actually they are american alligator, and I honestly dont know what the difference technically is between croc and alligator, perhaps someone on here can educate me. So the question is (once I get over the sticker shock), is what is your opinion on croc shoes in general? I have read, and I cant for the life of me remember where, that croc in the old days used to be incredibly durable, but in the present time become much less so. I worry that a pair of dark brown (or as EG calls it - mocha) croc shoes might be a bit flashy. Am I wrong about this? I love the subtle elegance of a alligator belt or wallet, but maybe just seeing a bit of it is enough. And also, are they going to be durable? Considering the cost, I would like them to last a very long time. What do you guys think?