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A Crocs Tale Croslite Croc Shoes

Updated on February 21, 2016

Fashionable Shoes by Crocs

Have you ever wondered whats so great about Croc shoes besides the funky styles and cool colours? Well I wanted to write this lens and tell that tale about the science behind the Croc's brand.

I have always been fascinated by design, technology and its stories, it no different with Croc Inc, the company that makes Croc shoes. I hope you enjoy my Hubs Pages and if you are interested in some of the other interesting tales I have, please take a look at my other Hub Pages.

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A Crocs Tale: The Story of Croc Shoes

It was on a Caribbean sailing trip during May of 2002 that three friends from Boulder, Colorado, George Boedecker, Jr, Scott Seamans and Lyndon "Duke" Hanson began dreaming of the perfect boating shoe. They wanted to develop a shoe that was functional, fashionable, fun and was slip-resistant and waterproof.

From that initial idea the Crocs Shoes brand was born, Crocs shoes are an innovative clog like designed pair of shoes made from a "Closed Cell Resin material" called Croslite which is NOT plastic NOR rubber. The Croslite material is closed-cell in nature meaning unlike regular foam or rubbers, it doesnt allows the absorption of moisture and sweat during contact with your skin encouraging microbes to grow which causes odours. With Croslite the closed cell resin prevents moisture being absorbed and therefore eliminating microbial growth, this anti-microbial property virtually eliminates odors. The Croslite material is also light weight and extraordinary impact absorbent making Croc shoes to maximize the cushioning of shock during walking, Croslite also molds to the wearers feet over time.

Crocs shoes are also certified by the U.S. Ergonomics Council and the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Crocs also developed the Rx line models (Croc Relief, Croc Cloud, and Croc Silver Cloud) specifically with healthy feet in mind. These models were designed to eliminate plantar pain and achy feet, as well as helping with diabetes by preventing sores and infections from occurring in the feet. RX Crocs provides greater inner support, heel cups and massaging heel nubs, and arch support ideal for people with foot problems, preventing leg pain, back pain, and arch pains. Other design feature include anti-slip and non-marking sole for boating.

The first model produced by Crocs, was the Beach, and launched in 2002 at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show in Florida. Originally intended as a boating and outdoor shoe because of its slip-resistant and non-marking sole however by 2003, Croc shoes had become such a success it was had been universally accepted as an all purpose shoe for comfort and fashion. This allow the brand to increase it styles and products offerings.

The Beach and Cayman styles currently are available in more than 20 colors and other styles are available in a palette of four to six colors or two-color combinations.

In June 2004, Crocs purchased Foam Creations a Canadian manufacture to secure exclusive rights to the "Croslite technology" .

In October 2006, they also purchased Jibbitz , a manufacturer of popular accessories that snap into the holes of Crocs shoes. Afterward Crocs continued to acquire various other companies in the footwear and fashion industry to increase its brand and product range.

Today, the Crocs brand and shoes are available all over the world and on the internet becoming more of a fashion statement.

Other products included in the Croc brand are backpacks, slings, messenger bags, sunglasses, goggles, knee pads, watches and luggage

Innovation & Design

Croslite Crocs Clogs

Croc shoes are made from a patent protected material called "Croslite" , it is known as a Closed Cell Resin material which is NOT plastic NOR rubber. The Croslite material is closed-cell in nature meaning unlike regular materials used in the manufacture of shoes it does not allows the absorption of moisture and sweat during contact with your skin, which creates and environment that encourages microbes to grow leading to odours. Croslite eliminates odours by preventing this from occurring. It is a light weight and an extraordinary impact absorbing resin material developed for maximum cushioning of the feet. Its closed cell properties resist odor, inhibits bacterial and fungal growth and non­toxic. Croslite can be worn next to skin and be cleaned with just soap and water.

All Crocs shoes are made from the Croslite material, which represents a substantial innovation in footwear. The Croslite material enabling Crocs to not only produce comfortable, lightweight, ergonomic and odor resistant footwear for boating and recreational uses but also develop footwear for professional attire.


FEATURES:

Odor resistant:

Comfortable the shock absorbing soles relieves pressure from your feet, lower legs, knees, hips and lower back, reducing fatigue over time.

Ergonomic:

Ergonomically certified by United States Ergonomics, and proven to reduce muscle fatigue up to 62.6% more than standing barefoot.

Anti microbial:

Crocs shoes are made from Croslite. A revolutionary closed cell resin known for its anti-microbial properties, making them odor resistant and incredibly easy to clean (Simply use soap and water).

Lightweight:

Croslite material makes Croc shoes amazingly lightweight weighing less than 10 ounces.

Croslite Technology Explained

The Croc Shoe Song & Funny Ads

The New Crocs Chameleons - Translucent Clogs

The Crocs Chameleons or Translucent Clogs are a range of limited edition shoes recently released by Crocs shoes, they are identical to the original Crocs clogs, with all the features and health benefits, however The Chameleons clogs has an innovative feature which enables the top translucent area of the shoe to change colour when in sunlight. Crocs Chameleons clogs are the first and only shoe that uses a patented technology allowing them to change colour in sun light.

" Its like magic! The Chameleons changes colour in the sun".

The Chameleons range are available in the traditional "Clog" style but Crocs has also newly released the "Shirley", a straps versions of its classic clogs style design.


Color Change in the sun:

  • Oyster (white) clog changes to pink lemonade.
  • Yellow clog changes to lime green.
  • Celery clog changes to sea blue
  • Light grey clog changes to navy.
  • Bubblegum clog changes to pink lemonade.


FEATURES:

  • Ventilation holes provide breath ability and help water drain away.
  • Strap swings back for a snug fit or forward for wear as a slip-on.
  • Holes on top and on strap for Jibbitz shoe charms.
  • Soft, supportive translucent TPU material on upper surface

Crocs Chameleons

Crocs Hover Canvas Sneakers - Lace ups & Slip-On Styles

Crocs Hover canvas sneakers are a range of uni-sex shoes designed in the classic sneaker style. They are super light weight and utilizes the ”Croslite Technology” to create a form-to-fit sole allowing shock absorption and improves circulation by massaging your feet. A very comfortable and sporty designed shoe for all occasions.

Croc's Hover has made both a Lace Up and Slip-on model which comes in a variety of colours both for adults and children.

Colours include: Black, white, Yellow, True Red, Lime green, Navy & Charcoal


FEATURES:

  • Hybrid construction reduces weight and increases flexibility.
  • Super lightweight at only a few ounces (7 ounces or 200 grams).
  • Circulation nubs along footbed to stimulate blood flow.
  • Lightweight canvas upper material
  • Croslite material mid-sole for maximum lightweight cushioning.
  • Non-marking Croslite material outer sole.

Crocs Hover Lace Ups Canvas Sneakers

Uberlight comfort and sporty style meet in our vintage-inspired Hover Lace-up canvas sneakers. Weighing in at just a few ounces, this sneaker is built upon a form-to-fit Crocs ”Croslite” material foot bed with circulation nubs for a massage-like feel.


FEATURES:

  • Classic rand for a sporty look
  • 6-eye lace up.
  • Lightweight canvas upper with synthetic leather toe cap

Crocs Hover Slip On Canvas Sneakers

The ultimate in uberlight comfort, the Hover Slip-on canvas sneaker weighs in at just 7 ounces. Constructed of canvas and ”Croslite” material, it offers lightweight comfort, style, and bright colors.


FEATURE:

  • Super lightweight at just 7 ounces. (Mens Size 9)
  • Elastic gore on sides for easy on and off.

Guestbook Comments - Tell us about your Croc tales and experience with your pair of Crocs clogs

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Why have my crocs (Alice Suede) shrunk (at least 4x sizes) and become misshaped after sitting in the sun?

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      coolaunt 4 years ago

      I live in crocs except when I am running or dancing of course. :)