They may not make you faster or fitter or fashionable but Crocs sure are comfortable and when it comes to family footwear, comfort is king. Crocs are synonymous with summer in our house and not just with the kids. And 2012 marks Crocs’ 10th birthday.
I remember buying crocs for the kids, in the smallest size you could get. The clog design doesn’t appeal to everyone but the company has come a long way. My oldest daughter loves her Mary Janes.
My son loves his crocs with the sneaker stripe and I’ll be honest, I’m eyeing a pair of these leather wedges. Not quite the Crocs look you may remember.
“From a one-shoe company to a global lifestyle brand, we want to thank Canadians for sharing the comfort and fun of Crocs over the past decade,” says Andrew Nichols, Managing Director, Crocs Canada. “Throughout our style evolution from one iconic Clog to the more than 300 diverse styles we offer today, Crocs has always focused on delivering comfortable, quality footwear to our customers. We look forward to continuing to grow and evolve the Crocs brand in the future and hope to celebrate many more milestones with those who love our shoes along the way.”
To celebrate, Crocs has created a special edition Crocskin Classic Clog, offering the comfort you expect from Crocs with the look of crocodile skin. Although this design doesn’t really appeal to me, it is fun and my kids love it.
Along with comfort, the other thing I love about Crocs is their unfashionable reputation. I love that my kids choose to wear their Crocs because they love them and not because a magazine or friend says they’re cool to wear. To me, that’s cool.
So Happy Birthday Crocs! We still have a lot of shoe-wearing years left in our family and look forward to spending some of these with you. Though if you were still made in the United States, I think I would love you even more.