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I Am Addicted to Crocs

Updated on October 19, 2011
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Donna Campbell Smith is a published author, freelance writer, and photographer. She also specializes in horses.

Miracle Shoes

Crocs are made of PCCR proprietary closed-cell resin, trade named Croslite. PCCR is plastic foam made up of tiny cells that are waterproof, moldable, and odor resistant. As far as I am concerned these shoes are a miracle. In fact I am so addicted I seldom wear any other kind of shoes.

I found Crocs when I was working at a job that required standing on a concrete floor most of the day. By the time I got home my feet and legs hurt so bad I’d be in tears. My co-workers told me to buy a pair of Crocs. I scoffed at the idea that anything so simple could relieve me of my pain.

My daughter bought me a pair of purple Crocs for Mother’s Day that year, and I have been hooked ever since. I had tried knock-offs, and while they did help relieve my foot pain, they wore out quickly. The soles were thinner and rocks poked right through when I walked my dog down the gravel path from my house. Crocs are have built in arch support, circulation nubs, and orthotic heel cups to support and protect the heel which added to the PCCR material give the wearer blissful comfort.

My first pair of genuine Crocs are still in good shape after two years. Of course I have added to my Crocs collection. I got a pair with the fuzzy lining for winter. My daughter recently sent me a pair of Carolina Blue [that is my color name, not the company’s] clogs. This spring I bought a pair of navy and white Islanders, which resemble dock shoes in a Crocs sort of way. There are dozens of styles to choose from, and while some people consider Crocs “the ugly shoes” I think they have made great strides to develop cute models. I love the fun colors.

In addition to fun colors and funky styles Crocs have a line of prescription shoes for diabetic patients. The closed cell properties of PCCR are not toxic and resist odor while inhibiting bacterial and fungal growth. The shoes can be worn without socks. They are easy to clean with warm water and mild soap.

Visit the Crocs website and you will be amazed at the selection and affordable prices. http://www.crocs.com/ if your feet hurt, try these shoes. You just might be in for a miracle.

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      Lovella 

      6 years ago

      I love Crocs too. I love their Sassari and those dressy wedges. Love everything about CROCS.

    • Stephanie Henkel profile image

      Stephanie Henkel 

      6 years ago from USA

      I still love Crocs! In fact, I found some Crocs that are so cute and dressy I'm wearing them on a cruise! I agree - the knock-offs are just not the same.

    • DonnaCSmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Campbell Smith 

      9 years ago from Central North Carolina

      They have winter ones now - has a fuzzy lining you can take out and wash. So I wear crocs year around now!

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      Joanna McKenna 

      9 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      I ****love**** Crocs!  Bought a pair 4 years ago when my favorite pair of Birks fell apart and won't ever go back.  Most comfortable shoes I've ever had.  Still have that first pair, which is great shape.  Wear 'em all the time except in winter. Great for travel because they weigh *nothing*.

      Croc knock-offs are a rip off!  May be the same shape and styles, but definitely *not* the same for comfort.  The secret had to be what they're made of.  I throw mine in the washer every now and then.  Otherwise I just stick them under the kitchen faucet, give 'em a shake and they're dry.

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      MagicStarER 

      9 years ago from Western Kentucky

      Oh, yes! :) Crocs are definitely the thing! They are so very comfortable, like walking on a cloud or a pillow! You don't have to worry about getting them dirty, either! Wear them anywhere! I have taken to wearing them in the shower (like they do in Mexico, to protect their feet from fungus) and showering my shoes at the same time I do. They never stink, because they do not absorb foot odors, and are so easily washed. They're cheap - wear 'em out and go get some more! I have heel spurs, and these things saved me! No feet problems anymore at all - I love 'em.

    • DonnaCSmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Campbell Smith 

      9 years ago from Central North Carolina

      Try the real thing. Most of the knock offs are not made of the same material.

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      frogyfish 

      9 years ago from Central United States of America

      I work with a gal who loves crocs and my teen granddaughter loves them.  I have tried to 'fit' the knock-offs as you expressed, and they did not do a thing for me.  Maybe I need to do the real thing? Thanks for a fun hub.

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      Anna 

      9 years ago from Malaysia

      crocs are great arent they:)

    • Rochelle Frank profile image

      Rochelle Frank 

      9 years ago from California Gold Country

      Hmmm, I'll have to look at these.

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