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Archive for June 2009

If you’re coming to us from Mom Central – Hello!  Be sure to check out everything you can on Crocs.com and all the great posts here on the Crocs Blog.

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And, if you haven’t been over to Mom Central, you should check them out.  They covered the Rally in their review section and here is possibly the most adorable shoe critic ever: Jack!
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When you visit Crocs.com, you can see all the great styles that we have but we know some of you ask “To Croc, or not to Croc?” That question was posed by Audrey McClelland of MomGenerations.com and she provided her review on a video blog – check it out!

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I love to read blogs for their stories. You don’t have to be an award winning author, a famous journalist, or have loads of money – all you need is the desire to share your story. The Crocs™ Community is full of people that have stories to tell. I love these stories because I get to see how our amazing products are used in so many people’s lives. Here is Amy Clary – author of Coffee with the Mrs. – sharing her story. Be sure to check out her blog – she wants to hear your Crocs™ stories too!

I’m a mom who blogs over at Coffee with the Mrs. I’m a proud wife and a mom to a toddler boy. Also, I am expecting our second child early November. I’m just one mom of many who can appreciate quality, comfort, and affordability when shopping for shoes.

I have found all three of these things in Crocs.

So, what’s my Crocs story? Where have my Crocs taken me?

There are so many places I’ve taken my Crocs; from beaches to campgrounds and more. My most memorable journey with Crocs to date was during our family vacation last summer.

It was the first time we had gone as a family of 3 for vacation. We decided to stay in London, Ontario Canada and do as many family-friendly things as possible.
One of our stops was to a park called “Story Book Village”. In this park, there were animals to see, playgrounds to explore, puppet shows, and a big splash pad for the children to run around on. Luckily, we chose to go there on a day that ended up being very hot. In fact, the majority of our time was spent on the splash pad just to keep our little guy cool and happy.

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As you can see, we accomplished the “happy” part quite successfully. It was fun to see him enjoying the water and running from sprinkler to sprinkler. From time to time, “the hubster” would jump in and play with him but we were able to watch him play for the most part.

And then there’s me. I was sitting in a chair on the sidelines watching it all happen. All I could do was laugh and laugh while watching Alex thoroughly enjoy himself. That’s when I took this picture.

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When I took this picture, I made a promise to myself to take others like it whenever a family event had me laughing so hard I could barely keep my composure. There was one other time last summer that I took a similar picture and I can’t wait for many more memorable opportunities.

Yes, my Crocs have been with me for many a good time and they will be with me for many more.

How about you? What’s your Crocs story?

Thank you so much for sharing your story Amy!  Check out her blog and be sure to share your story with her!

We love seeing celebrities wear our products. Last week, we had First Lady Michelle Obama wearing a pair of Alice Crocs™ while walking Bo in the White House’s South Lawn. Today, our Photo Friday picture, is singer/songwriter Cheyenne Kimball.

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Cheyenne was on the MTV reality TV show “Cheyenne” and released a solo album around the same time. She’s now a member of the country music band “Gloriana.” She’s seen in this picture wearing a pair of Women’s Santa Cruz. Check out all the new fun colors that the Women’s Santa Cruz now comes in on Crocs.com!

After a few weeks off, we once again have AVP player Ryan Mariano giving us a recap of the AVP Crocs Tour from Ocean City Maryland:

Ocean City, Maryland, one of the smallest “big” cities on the east coast, played host to our newest AVP Crocs Tour stop. Located on a peninsula, Ocean City, has become a tourist hotspot over the last 20 years. Locals embrace being outnumbered by families and young adults on summer break from the first glimpse of summer to the last week in July. With less than 4000 year round residents, Ocean City boasts a population of 320,000 in the peak of the summer. The AVP took advantage of this great influx of people, holding the event downtown next to the amusement park. Thursday through Sunday was a tremendous test for the players as we hopped into the deepest sand on the east coast and battled the weather!

True to form, we were attacked by crazy weather for the Thursday qualifier, howling 30mph winds and horizontal rain made for circus rallies and less than graceful volley. From the first whistle, winds were whipping and rain was falling creating havoc for the players. Though this is the weather for upsets, the top seeds held their spots, even after a few dramatic endings.

 

Friday was a beautiful summer day. The sun burned away any cloud cover and marine layer, making the day perfect for volleyball. The top ten seeds from both the Men’s and Women’s event held their seeds and the day went on as expected.
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Saturday was tattered with rain and at noon the event was stopped due to lightning and a tornado warning. The event was looking like the U.S. Open as players stood around just waiting for the horn to bring it in. The only difference was at 4:45 the volleyball event continued and somehow finished on schedule. A sad note for Saturday, at the Boardwalk Amusement Park, a bungee swing (a bungee swing is a two-seated ride surrounded by iron bars) was launched into the air by two huge rubber band-like cables and took the lives of a few sea gulls as they, unfortunately, flew a little too close to the iron ball as it rocketed into space. After that, I didn’t feel the need to go on any rides!

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Sunday was enough of a ride for me! The Gold Medalists squared off against their nemesis of Sean Scott and John Hyden in their second consecutive final; the day was electric! Scott and Hyden came out of the gates on fire and never looked back as they gave Phil and Todd a solid beating 21-13, 21-18 to clinch their second win in a row. On the women’s side, the final pairing was as predicted – Kessy and Ross taking on Ey and Nicole Branagh. With electricity in the air the duo of Kessy and Ross won their second title; a 21-12, 21-15 smashing over the number 1 seed. I guess 10 service aces per match might help! Now I know what I need to work on.

It was a great event die hard fans and the unbelievable hospitality will hopefully be a determining factor in our return. Special thanks to the Harrison family for their hospitality! We look forward to seeing you again when the AVP comes through OC next year!

Here in Colorado, we like to take advantage of the good weather and help the environment at the same time. June is Walk & Bike Month and today, June 24th, is Bike to Work Day. It was first celebrated in 1977 and has grown every year since. This year, the goal was to have over 8,500 bicyclists on “Bike to Work Day.”

Even though we’re a bit out of town, we had a few workers make the trek to the office via bicycle. Arthi and Caroline, shown below, wore matching outfits while riding their awesome cruiser bikes this morning. Check out this article from the Daily Camera in Boulder to learn a bit more about Bike to Work Day!

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A year after the catastrophic earthquake disaster in Sichuan, ChinaCrocs™ teamed together to provide donation to those there that are still in need. A team of 10 volunteers from the Crocs™ China operations brought some donated Crocs™ shoes to a school in the Sichuan area. Here is a bit of the story from Sophie Y. in China:

We arrived at the school at 3pm and the teachers left 1.5 hours at the end of the day for us to deliver the shoes and play games with the students. We were deeply touched to see all the smiling faces and the gratitude of the students despite the fact that all of them are studying and living in the temporary, iron-sided houses. They loved the Crocs™ shoes and the cute Jibbitz™ charm flowers and cartoon animals that we donated.

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Wow – what an emotional event.  It’s amazing what a few pairs of shoes can do to lift the spirit of those in trouble. It’s not the cure to every problem, but we believe it has the power to help. The spirit of giving is contagious and all of us here at Crocs™ feel lucky that we have the power to bring joy to the lives of people around the world. Thank you Sophie and the rest of the China team for sharing your story and doing what you can for the people in need on your side of the globe!