National Croc Day sneaks up on us every October 23. Crocs are making a big comeback, everywhere from college campuses to fashion runways, celebrity feet to the comedy stage. And why not? They’re versatile, vibrant, and most of all, comfortable.
History of National Croc Day
Some folks love them and some folks don’t but no matter how you feel, National Crocs Day is an annual event on October 23. Believe it or not, Crocs were originally designed as a boating shoe. The “Beach” design launched in 2002 at a perfect event, the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. The shoes were such a hit that 200 sold that day and, over the course of time, 300 million pairs of Crocs have been sold. Bottom line, at any given time somebody somewhere is showing off their Crocs!
The Crocs company started out under different management with the main idea of producing a foam clog. In 2004, Crocs bought out the Foam Creations Company in order to secure the rights to make a foam-based resin called Croslite. Apparently, lots of podiatrists touted foam as helping feet because of the way the foam nestled itself according to the wearer’s exact foot proportions.
Since that time, Crocs have taken on a life all their own. Crocs are an international phenomenon selling in over 90 countries world-wide. If you wear Crocs, you probably have them in several colors. Crocs actually come in almost every color in the rainbow and the styles are easy-peasy.
National Croc Day isn’t just about the shoe. It’s also about keeping life simple but enjoyable. Think about that the next time you’re strolling around in your lavender Crocs!
National Croc Day timeline
The company introduced its first style: "The Beach."
George W. Bush sported a Crocs-with-socks combo. Later, Michelle Obama (and daughters) wore them as well.
The “Ace” is produced after Croc acquires Bite Footwear.
A new heeled version of the foam shoe is introduced and sells out quickly.
National Croc Day FAQs
When is National Croc Day?
National Croc Day is on October 23. It’s a day to wear your Crocs in the boldest colors possible!
Why are Crocs called Crocs?
The makers of Crocs saw that the tops of the shoes resemble crocodile snouts. Naturally!
Are Crocs discontinued?
Since 2018, all of the manufacturing stores are closed but Crocs are still in business and selling these magnificent shoes.
National Croc Day Activities
Wear your Crocs proudly
That's right. Don't just put them on where no one can see you. Wear your Crocs to class, work, the big game, on a date. Show everyone how quirky, cool and comfortable you are being you.
Buy another pair (or several)
Big game coming up? Buy two pairs in your school colors and wear one on each foot. Disney fan? Stick those princess jibbitz in there. Weather getting cold? Get fur-lined clogs, of course. One of the greatest things about Crocs is how affordable and customizable they are.
Throw a Croc-themed party
Invite your friends over for some snacks and fun. Ask them to wear Crocs paired with an unexpected outfit. Watch your friends stream in wearing Crocs and prom dresses, business suits, football uniforms, judicial robes, you name it. Use extra pairs as decorations. Go Instagram crazy. Use the hashtag #nationalcrocday and start racking up those "likes."
5 Ways Crocs Are Cool
High-fashion brand Balenciaga released an $850 Croc-inspired platform that completely sold out
Luckily, you only have to pay a small fraction of that for your Crocs.
"Crocs! The Musical" recently debuted at the New York Theater Festival
And just like that, they're officially a cultural icon.
Kayne West designed the "Yeezy Slide" for his fashion brand
Can't fool us, that's basically a Croc.
The high heel version is proving super popular
Imagine being comfortable wearing heels at work, on a date, or at a more formal event...ahhhhhhhh.
Well heeled grads
A 2018 Florida high school senior asked Crocs to supply a pair of its white foam shoes for her and all of her female classmates in exchange for 2,018 retweets. It worked!
Why We Love National Croc Day
Crocs are COMFY
This "foam clog shoe"makes it feel like you're walking on clouds or as some wearers say, marshmallowy pillows. Just slip them on and go, with socks or without. No laces, no tying, no problem.
Crocs are versatile
Sure, they're great for gardening and just hanging around. But slip on one of the heeled Croc styles and you're ready to hit the clubs. Want to show off your personality? There's a whole rainbow of colors and jibbitz (charms that attach to your shoes) to customize your kicks. Crocs can go anywhere and with any outfit.
Crocs are making a fashion comeback
Worried about getting flack for wearing your comfy Crocs? Never fear. Crocs are making a big fashion comeback. Drew Barrymore, and even frat guys, are wearing the foam clogs these days. Croc-inspired shoes are even showing up on high-fashion runways. We're looking at you, Yeezy.
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