I also have a pair of purple Crocs and a pair of red Sloggers classic garden clogs. The red clogs have been a garden-wear staple of mine for at least three years now and I still will wear them for all the heavy, dirty garden tasks like moving mulch, turning compost, digging planting holes for shruns, etc. For lightweight, everyday work like weeding, planting up containers, tying back wayward vines, etc. these new light, airy Sloggers are the best. The new Sloggers have replaced my Crocs in many cases for non-garden wear as well, but I'll still sport the Crocs when say the color matchs my outfit better or the mood strikes.
BTW I saw the same Sloggers for sale at a True Value hardware store near Tenleytown NW DC and they were $21.95 - less than Crocs and certainly reasonable enough. I'm thinking of buying a second pair in Petal Pink. For sizing: I normally wear a 8.5 shoe, so thought I should go up to a 9 - but the Sloggers folks steered me to the 8 and they were right, it fits me perfectly.