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Happy 10th Birthday Crocs!

Crocs recently celebrated its 10th birthday! I can’t recall when I first heard about Crocs, but I remember these shoes being the talk everywhere! Everyone had a pair including my parents, co-workers and even my kids! My mom loved them so much she bought both my daughters a pair. I never did get a pair of my own until very recently! John has been wearing his pair since we moved to Nova Scotia three years ago.

I now am the owner of a pair of Crocskin Classic Clogs (ARV $44.99), a special edition pair of clogs that has the look of crocodile skin with the trademark Crocs comfort. I now see what I was missing. People are right; these are very comfy shoes. Mine are black which suits me perfectly since I wear a lot of black and it goes with pretty much everything. They are great to wear just in the house or for a walk along the shore.  If you want a pair like mine, don’t wait too long to buy them because they are only available for a limited time at select retailers across Canada.

What makes Crocs unique is the proprietary material the shoes are made with. It’s called Croslite and it makes the shoes lightweight, soft and very comfortable.

I didn’t realize that there was more than 300 styles of Crocs on the market! From Crocs Cobbler High Boots to Crocs A-Leigh Wedge Leather sandals, I’m loving their selection. You can find Crocs at major retailers across Canada including Sears, SoftMoc, The Shoe Company and Sport Chek. Plus they have 13 Crocs stores: 6 in the Greater Toronto Area, Vancouver, Whistler, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. Unfortunately it doesn’t appear they have opened a store in the Maritimes where I live, but I hope one day they do!

I’ll leave you with a timeline of Croc’s evolution to learn more how this innovative footwear company began!

History of Crocs

2002: Crocs clogs are born on a boat by three friends on a sailing trip. Crocs debuts at the Fort Lauderdale boat show. Clogs are thrown at passersby, demonstrating how light they are. Despite some funny looks, all 1,000 pairs sell out.

2003: Crocs introduces its first style specifically for women, the Nile.

2004: First Crocs mall kiosk opens. Today, Crocs has more than 400 stores around the world.

2005: Crocs trademarks Croslite™ materials, the technology behind our signature feeling and still inside every pair of Crocs shoes. CrocsRx™

collection is introduced to help people with foot problems feel better.

2005: Crocs logo introduced and call it “Duke”, the nickname of one of the founders.

2006: Crocs purchase Jibbitz, a company started by a women and her family who decorated their Crocs clogs with buttons.

2007: Crocs enter partnership with Mario Batali, and creates his signature orange shoes, the Batali Bistro.

2008:  Crocs starts SolesUnited™, now known as Crocs Cares™. Since 2008, more than 3 million pairs of shoes are donated to children and families around the world.

2008: First Crocs store opens in Canada in Quebec City.

2009: Crocs introduced Prepair™ collection, engineered to feel good before and after workouts.

2010: Crocs introduces incredibly light Hover Sneakers.

2011: Crocs Chameleons™ are introduced – innovative shoes that change colour in the sun.

2012: Crocs™ Golf with Hank Haney is introduced at 2012 PGA Merchandise Show and wins best new product.

2012: Crocs is 10! Crocs makes more than 300 styles for men, women and kids and is sold in more than 90 countries.

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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