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Archive for August 2009



GA in Chi, originally uploaded by IronGambit.

I love the subtle manipulation of the picture – making the darks darker and the lights lighter – makes it jump right off the screen! Great job by Flickr user IronGambit on this picture. The shoes in the picture are our Women’s Santa Cruz Just another great shoe in our growing collection!

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Today, we officially launched our newest collection to the market – Crocband. Check out our Press Release and stay tuned to the blog for more information on the collection!

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You can pre-order today on Crocs.com. We’ll be providing a list of retailers that will carry the product in stores as well soon!

First Lady Michelle Obama is no stranger to Crocs™ shoes. A few months ago, she was seen walking on the South Lawn wearing a pair of Alice flats. Having already been honored by the fashion industry for her sense of style, we love the fact that Michelle Obama is part of the Crocs Community. On the First Family’s recent vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, she was seen wearing a pair of Turquoise Malindi flats. Check out the pictures below and on AOL’s Stylelist.com:

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The Malindi flats are one of our more popular flats for women – they have been featured in Redbook Magazine, Glamour, and many other publications. But it’s not just national magazines that love our shoes – we have reviews from everyday customers: From BarkingDogShoes.com, OnceAMonthMom.com, BlissfulyDomestic.com – so many people love them!

I’m sure the buzz will have the Malindi’s flying off the shelves so make sure that you pick up yours today!

We recently donated some shoes to Sport for Youth Runners in New York City. At the end of the race, the runners were given Crocs™ Athens – not a bad gift after 13.1 miles of running! Here’s an email we received from Marta LaRusso, one of the organizers:

Thank you Crocs for the amazing flip-flops you donated to our runners! This past Sunday 35 of the Sports for Youth Runners helped raise $50,000 to support athletic activities for youths in and around New York City. Our runners trained long hours and endured brutal heat conditions during the race, but their hard work was rewarded with fun-filled goodie bags of colorful Crocs and tasty treats that brought huge smiles to their faces even after the 13.1 long hot miles. I intended to get a group photo but because of the intense heat we had a lot of our runners finishing at very different times and weren’t able to snap all of them as a group. I’ve included a few shots of the runners with huge grins as we greeted them with their colorful new footwear. Thank you again for your generous donation and for helping our runners support Sports for Youth!

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To follow up on the celeb sighting post from yesterday, we have Tori Spelling’s adorable two-year-old son Liam McDermott wearing a pair of Batman Crocs.  We’re big fans of Tori – having sent a team to be on the Tori and Dean show last season.  Liam looks adorable in his batman Crocs.  Thanks to reader Chris for sending us the lik to droolicious on Babble.com!

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As we’ve done all season, we have AVP star Ryan Mariano giving us a recap of the latest AVP Crocs tour stop in Muskegon, Michigan:

Muskegon, Michigan brought flashbacks of Panama City, Florida – 25 to 35 mile per hour winds and rain tore through the Thursday Qualifier and early into Friday’s Main Draw play. The howling wind even stopped the construction of the event as the crew struggled to keep tents from blowing down the beach. Lake Michigan was amazing; 4-7 foot swells made the event feel like it was on the Pacific Coast.

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Wind and weather are known to spur upsets and this event was no different. In the first round, Simpkins/ Topple (25) upset Fuerbringer/Allen (8) and in the second round, Medel/ Stolfus (12) defeated Olson/ Wong (5). Fuerbringer/Allen landed in 25th after Jackson/McColloch managed to knock them out of the contender’s bracket early. On the Women’s side, the upsets were kept at a minimum as Fontana/ Kropp fell in the second round and eventually lost in the contender’s bracket to take an uncharacteristic 17th; other than this upset, play proceeded predictably on the Women’s side.

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The sun finally broke through on Saturday and Sunday; we were back in action and back to exciting volleyball. Calm winds and little pockets of rain were welcomed as more top teams felt the heat of upsets! On the Men’s side, Medel/Stolfus (12) eliminated Loomis/ Patterson (7) while Wachtfogel/Strickland (13) defeated Prosser/Brazao (9). Other top seeds dodged elimination by rallying late in the third games. On the Women’s side top teams weren’t so lucky. In the winners bracket Lima/Minello (4) defeated Branagh/ Youngs (1) sending the number one seed to the contender’s bracket for the first time all season. Lindquist sisters advanced to the semi-final, through the contender’s bracket, after a forfeit from Walsh/Wacholder, don’t worry everything is fine. Even with all of the upsets and crazy weather the volleyball world was back to normal as Branagh/ Youngs and Dalhausser/ Rogers took home the titles in Muskegon, Michigan.

Next stop the windy city!
Ryan

ColorMyCrocs

There is only a week left in the Color my Crocs contest.  Here is how the contest works:

For each pair of Crocs™ Kid’s shoes purchased at participating Crocs retailers, you get a FREE croc-a-doodles™. Use the washable markers and awesome stencil sets or any temporary marker from home to create your very own design. Take a photo and enter to win on colormycrocs.com.

Contest is only open to parents or legal guardians entering on behalf of their child. See official Terms and Conditions for more details. Winners will be selected by September 26th, 2009. So hurry and get doodling!

If you don’t have a set of Croc-a-doodles, any washable marker will work!  Get your entries in soon – we’ll be selecting winners in various age groups, so don’t miss your chance to win!