Crocs Shoes That No Longer Look Like Crocs

When my daughter was young she wanted a pair of Crocs for Christmas. Looking them up online, I thought they were the ugliest shoes I'd seen in a long time and didn't think they were worth $35 for a pair of plastic shoes. But, being the good mom I am, I bought her several pairs. I bought her the kind with holes, a solid pair and a pair of flip-flops. I found the cute Jibbitz that go in the holes as well. They're a cute way to accessorize children's Crocs.

My daughter didn't wear them as much as I would have liked for the money I paid, so I found myself trying them on. Luckily, my daughter had already assumed her adult women feet so that we were close enough in size. It was one particularly wet day when I opted to put them on instead of wearing my nice tennis shoes. I thought with the Crocs, I could simply hose them off if they got muddy.

I found them to be extremely comfortable and caught myself wearing them every time it rained. Unfortunately, we don't have that many rainy days in Texas and I begin to find myself wearing them more and more when it wasn't raining.

I'm still not crazy about the style of them, but I can't let go of how comfortable they are. So, part of me feels guilty for wearing a clunky ugly shoe, yet part of me enjoys the comfort.

Today, I stumbled upon Pgrundy's hub about Crocs called "Don't Feed the Crocs". As I read her hub and the comments that followed I realized that I shouldn't be ashamed of enjoying the comfort. Someone's comment about Crocs making a Mary Jane Croc made me want to look to see what other styles they had. You can tell in my comments on her hub exactly when I stumbled upon a new style I hadn't seen before. I found the Olivia. As I began to do more research, I found so many other cute styles they now have. So many, that I felt this discovery now needed it's own hub.

Lena Crocs

Lena Crocs are a really dressy heeled shoe. It is the shoe featured in the box below. I wouldn't have any problems wearing this shoe with just about anything. It comes in three colors:

  • Black
  • Bronze
  • Brown Pantone 1

Lena Crocs
Lena Crocs

New Croc Styles

When most people think of Crocs, they picture the style called "Cayman". It's the clog type shoe with holes and a strap that flips around to the top letting you use it like a slide. But, there are so many new styles you must see. These are just a few of the newer ones that I found:

  • Crema
  • Tartufo
  • Sorbet
  • Pixie
  • Hanalei
  • Rio
  • Cyprus
  • Patricia
  • Cabana
  • Sassari
  • Capri Suede
  • Audrey
  • Celeste Canvas
  • Lena
  • Adara
  • Positano

Crocs Wedges & Sandals

Crocs makes a line of wedges and sandals that are a must for the warm spring and summer weather.

Havana Crocs

Check out this cute Wedge shoe! This shoe would be great to wear to work or shopping. It's dressy enough to wear with dresses or slacks.

This shoe comes in six color combinations:

  • Berry/Pearl
  • Black/Black
  • Black/Pearl
  • Bronze/Bronze
  • Navy/Pearl
  • Ultraviolet/Pearl

Cyprus Crocs

This cute strappy wedge Croc is called Cyprus. Cyprus comes in the following seven color combinations:

  • Berry/Berry
  • Black/Black
  • Black/Silver
  • Bronze/Bronze
  • Chocolate/Cotto
  • Scarlet/Scarlet
  • Silver/Lavendar

You by Crocs

You by Crocs is a registered trademark of Crocs. It is a line of shoes that are very stylish.

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Positano-You by Crocs

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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

I have a pair of red ones that I find myself living in, they aren't all that great style-wise but they are good for my feet. I love the new styles!! Yeah!! Thanks KCC!


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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Well who would have thought it. They do not even looke like crocs. But are they truly as comfy?


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

I have always gone for comfort. I have worn "Birks" for decades. The big front of the foot has caused many to look and poke fun, but I just smile. I wear my sandles with socks in the fall and early winter too. Dont care what they say, my feet are happy.


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maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain

I had heard people talking about Crocs but the price put me off especially as they are not the prettiest of shoes. Then one of our customers in the bar had a pair and he was extolling the virtues of this shoe saying he had never worn anything so comfortable I said I thought they were pricey for what they were and he said he had bought his at one of the local Chinese shops and that they were not the real thing but a copy and only cost 3€ which is about $4.50 needless to say I thought at that price I could afford to give them a go so I bought a pair then another and I just about live and die in them. When you get to my age comfort is king! and boy are these cheap imitations Crocs comfortable.


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BundleBoy 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Nothing more comfy like a croc, but they are anything but good looking. These ones look very good. I didn't know there were so many options now. Nice hub!


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

I never knew that crocs comes in different shape? Still, it's not that comfortable for one with big feets like mine. Good thing your daughter had the same size as you did. Cuz them things are expensive!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Candie: I live in my brown ones as well.  But, I want some of these cute ones!  We should get some!

Ethel:  I'm dying to know if they are as comfy too!  But they have certainly gone from ugly to cute!

PaperMoon:  That's the right attitude to have.  Comfort should come first.  My hubby has some black Crocs too and some Croc flip flops.

Maggs:  I wasn't crazy about spending $35 for a plastic shoe either!  But, they are worth it.  From the people I've talked to that have bought the imitation shoes, they didn't think they were as comfy, but many people were buying the knock-offs for their kids since they out grow shoes so fast.   Glad you like yours!

Bundleboy:  I'm glad I could introduce you to these new cuter styles.  They have a lot of variety out there.

Mayhmong:  I love all the new shapes too!  I am lucky that she and I were the same size shoes.  I wore her Roman sandals tonight.  LOL

Thank you to all of you for stopping by and commenting!


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

Roman sandals, ohh that sounds fancy!


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

Hey KCC! I would think that in style-conscious Texas Crocs would be banned outright! But I'm pleased to see that the brand Crocs is adding some very attractive shoes and sandals! Looks like they're giving Aerosoles a run for their money!

My Hubby has two pairs of the "traditional" Crocs. If his feet are happy, I'm happy. I mean, heck. For men's feet (and let's face it, not many men have attractive feet), Croc clogs with holes are a waayyyy better alternative than Tivas (I may just write a hub on how much I HATE Tivas -- but first I should probably go and check the spelling, as I think it's "Teevas" or "Tevas").

Anyway, great hub, as always! I'm envious that you have a daughter to share shoes with. Sonny's size 12 basketball shoes just are not something I care to borrow. Ever.


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fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

I have 6 pair of crocs, i live in them they are so comfortable. One is even a tye-dyed color. Very comfortable. I love the new styles but will stick to the original for they are the most comfortable.

dori


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Mayhmong: When looking through my daughter's many shoes, the Roman Sandals just seemed to match better with what I was wearing and I wanted be cool since I knew we would be standing in line in the Texas heat.

Mighty Mom: The Crocs are very popular here in Texas, mostly among women who stand on the their feet alot. You see a lot of physician & dental staff wearing them with their scrubs. Hairdressers wear them as well. I'm glad I finally stumbled on some that look more attractive.

Fortunerep: Six pairs, huh? You do like them! I've seen the tie-dyed ones, they are cute. Have you tried the new ones, or are you just afraid they won't be as comfy as the old ones?

Thanks to all of you for stopping by!


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frogdropping 7 years ago

KCC - Crocs rock. Simple. The most comfortable shoe type shoe you can wear, especially if you're on your feet a lot. I know the clog style are pretty ugly but that still doesn't detract from their comfort value.

I won't be buying the more girly ones because I can't walk well in heels but I think it's good for the Crocs brand as a whole - I think they'll pick a lot more buyers up now.

Oh and mine are in the UK - probably been worn by my friend ...


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

They make frogfeet Crocs? LOL I'm dying to try to girly ones Frogdropping! I'm not sure how well I'll walk in them either, or how comfy they will be compared to the traditional Crocs, but I soooo want to find out!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Just thought I'd drop in and look at them somemore!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

You can drop by all you want Candie!


Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

KCC, wonderful links here! i found myself clicking on a few. I think I will try the 'Olivia' style. Thanks for the heads up on these. Nice looking hub if I might add.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks AIDY! The Olivia is the first one that caught my eye too! But, I think I'm going to start with the Havana for the summer, then maybe the Lena for the fall/winter. Let me know how you like them! You must report back! Thanks for stopping by and glad I could introduce them to you.


Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

will do!


Steve94 5 years ago

Crocs are cool, and the caymanstyle is best, be real

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