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Cheap Crocs - Shoes and Sandals

Updated on August 30, 2010

Crocs

The Crocs brand was created by George B. Boedecker, Jr., who was trying to design a plastic clog that he could sell to Foam Creations, a Canadian company. These plastic shoes were originally shoes that one would wear at a spa, but now, they're probably one of the more popular slip on shoes.

Crocs come ins a variety of styles, and depending on the style you can get a wide range of colors. Some of the Croc shoe lines come in over 20 different colors, but most of the shoe designs come in about 4 to 6 colors or a two-color combination.

The brand, not only sells shoes but accessories for your shoes, purses, and other fashion accessories. They really want to reach as many different people and personalities that they can with their products.

The brand is a popular one because there are so many options. These lightweight shoes are comfortable and stylish to wear. Just make sure that you purchase a shoe insole designed to help prevent foot injury (see below for more information).

Crocs for Women

Not to stereotype, but it's just true, most women really like shoes, and the Crocs brand has a ton of options and varieties, so you don't have to pick the original design if you really don't want to. You can choose from sandals, flip flops, clogs, flats, boots, heels, wedges, and various other designs.

You'll find shoes from the Fuzz collection, Prepair line, YOU, and Ocean Minded lines. Each design is a little different and with all the options you shouldn't have any problems finding something that you like.You can even find shoes that you can wear to work, with business casual attire.

Personally, I'm not a big shoe fetish person, but I've seen a good handful of women's crocs that I wouldn't mind having in my collection. These slip on shoes, sandals, and boots look great and are very comfortable to wear. Every woman should have at least one pair of crocs, even if it's just to work in the garden or walk along the beach.

Women's Crocs

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Crocs for Men

Men like a good comfy pair of shoes, even if they don't want to admit it. Crocs has that shoe, whether it's in the sandal section, boots, or slip on style.

The men's crocs are a little bulkier and manly when it comes to footwear, but you can still purchase men's crocs in the Fuzz Collection and the Prepair.

But, one of the favorite Crocs for men are the sports collection. Your favorite NCAA, MLB, and NFL teams are logo-ed on the classic Croc, so you can support your team and be comfortable while you do it.

As much as men don't want to, shopping for shoes is something that you should make him do. Or just buy what you think he'll like. More than likely, he will like it and he'll love wearing his new Crocs.

Men's Crocs

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Crocs for Kids

Kids like easy slip on shoes, so crocs are great. They come in a wide variety of bright colors that will match nearly every outfit that a child may have. There are many options and varieties from sandals, shoes, and boots, and just like in the adult versions, you can get collegiate, solids, patterns, the fuzz collection, and so much more.

Just remember that when running around and playing, children should put on real shoes. Running around in Crocs may not be the best idea, because children can be quite rough and crocs can be easy to run right out of.

They are still great casual shoes for kids, though. Just going to the store, walking on the beach, whatever. They're easy to slip on, making it less of a hassel to make your child put on his shoes before you leave to go to the grocery store.

The one thing that kids do love about crocs is that they are fully customizable. Jibbitz are small accessories that fit inside the holes of croc shoes. The come in many different designs ranging from gems, bugs, cars, Disney characters, collegiate logos, flowers, trucks, faces, animals, robots, and popular children's characters like Dora the Explorer, Bob the Builder, and Lelo and Stitch.

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Health Risks of Wearing Crocs

If you're going to wear these shoes, which are very comfortable and stylish, you should be aware of the potential health risks, if you haven't heard them already. Basically, Crocs and other flip flop style shoe or clog can potentially cause foot injuries.

Because of the soft material and the lack of an arch or overall foot and ankle support, over a long period, Crocs can potentially cause damaging effects to ankles and knees.

Another concern is children riding on escalators wearing Crocs. There have been a few instances, where injury has been caused when the shoes get caught in the escalator. Crocs released a statement saying that proper escalator behavior and by riding in the middle of the step will reduce any risks. If you are playing around and not standing on the escalator step accordingly, there is risk of getting any slip on shoe caught.

As for nurses, another big concern is static electricity. Some hospitals have banned nurses and doctors, as well as technicians from wearing Crocs because they can potentially build up static electricity which can interfere with electrical equipment, which can potentially harm patients.

If you want to reduce your risk of foot, ankle, and knee injury while wearing crocks, you can purchase specially approved Crocs insoles that were designed for diabetics to potentially help reduce foot injury. These insoles are APMA approved to help reduce muscle fatigue, as well as help relieve stress on your feet, knees, hips, and lower back; and help absorb shock. Crocs shoe insoles are antibacterial, anti-fungal, and odor resistant, keeping your feet healthy and fresh; if you're prone to foot infections, you'll want to consider a pair of Crocs insoles for every pair of Crocs and any pair of shoes you own. You'll get extra cushion to soften your step.

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    • mussmuss profile image

      mussmuss 

      8 years ago

      Nice Hub Whitney05, but I really just can't bring myself to like the croc sandals. They are hideous. Good job though!

    • harrisdy profile image

      hdy 

      8 years ago from Texas

      nice crocs... great hub whitney!

    • Whitney05 profile imageAUTHOR

      Whitney 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      ethel, the insoles are supposed to help support the shoes better. I too have bad knees, but with the insoles, they help prevent further issues.

      Needful things, check them out. You may find some that you like. Just remember to get a pair of the insoles.

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      needful things 

      8 years ago from Poland

      What a coincidence. Crocs just opened a stall in the nearest mall (2 hour ride) here. Their design seem comfortable. :-)

    • ethel smith profile image

      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      I had a yen for crocs but reading about the possible bad effects has put me off. I already have dodgey knees and ankles :(

    • Whitney05 profile imageAUTHOR

      Whitney 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Have you seen the insoles? They're supposed to be wonderful. I'm going to buy a pair for my regular shoes. I've tried a few different insoles, but never really found one that felt any different. I'm hoping $20 for insoles will do it. Ha.

      And, no I don't recall the Dr. Scholls sandals. Ha.

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      Barbara Bethard 

      8 years ago from Tucson, Az

      way to go Whitney!! I totally agree!! Your article is perfect!! Starts out with how many people love them and ends with side effects :) you are so good!! As a nurse, these are horrible...or else I am just too old...no support and they slip and make my feet hurt worse than those old wooden Dr Scholls sandals/you dont remember those I bet...but for the yard or going to get the mail? They are just fine!! great write up!!

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