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Archive for January 2010

Thanks to Colfordo for this week’s beautiful black and white photo of her striped socks and Crocs shoes!  Wonder what color they are in real life!

Around the first of the year, news channels, blogs and twitter feeds were buzzing with optimism about the new decade and reflecting on how the worst was behind us.  But just twelve days into the year, a massive earthquake hit Haiti and we all breathed a collective sigh of shock, while intensely and quickly rallying to help.

After absorbing the sadness and shock of the situation these last two weeks, it’s been remarkable to read so many positive stories over the past 24 hours: two survivors were pulled from wreckage unthinkably 15 days after the quake; Friday’s televised Hope for Haiti Now raised more than $60 Million in relief efforts; and iTunes announced that the “Hope for Haiti Now” album became the first digital album ever to take the number one spot on the Billboard charts.

With the help of donations from the Boulder community and Crocs employees, we were able to ship Crocs shoes, water, food, and emergency medical supplies with help from our friends at Feed the Children.  We were thrilled to see our friends at Soles4Souls continue to lend support by sending more (including Crocs) shoes as reported by the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric last night.

We like to think that as the world pools its resources and its hope, more good news will reveal itself.  Haiti has just begun to rewrite its story from one of tragedy, to one of recovery.

The song America The Beautiful was written by Katharine Lee Bates on a visit to Pikes Peak in Colorado in 1883.  Lots of people when they hear that song have probably thought, “That’s ridiculous, mountains aren’t purple!” but those of us who live in Colorado can attest that the mountains really do turn purple in the morning if you catch them before sunrise.

It’s kind of like Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy, you might not be able to prove it, but if you happen to wake up at the right time on the right day, you might just catch them in the act.

Below are some photos of a purply sunrise one Crocs staffer snapped on her drive into work via Golden last week.

Today it is gloomy out here in Colorado, but with new spring styles arriving on our web site, we can’t help but get excited for warmer weather.

The Melbourne for men and women is the first of many spring styles now available on Crocs.com.  One of our favorites for its versatility, the Melbourne is a laid-back loafer style and is perfect for those who want to look chic in a casual, comfortable shoe.  Visit Crocs.com to see other new styles available over the next several weeks.  And of course, let us know what you think! Tell us which styles and colors you love and can’t wait to slip into this spring.

It’s been nearly a week since a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti.  There are unbelievable stories of survivors still being found and food and supplies that are finally beginning to reach those who desperately need it.  Here at Crocs, we are encouraged by our employees and the community around us for the generosity you have shown by dropping off supplies over the last several days.  We thank you!

Crocs’ efforts were highlighted in a “CBS Evening News” story on the outpouring of U.S. support for Haiti during their time of need.
Medical supplies, blankets and dry food collected at Crocs Headquarters.

Here at Crocs we like highlighting stories about Crocs and the people who love them. We are very excited to introduce Pat Fettig, also known as Croc Lady! Pat is on a mission to walk a half-marathon in all 50 states, all while wearing her favorite Crocs shoes. So far, Pat has completed 9 half-marathons. Below are some pictures of the most recent half-marathon at Walt Disney World. We’ll keep you posted on all of Pat’s activities, but you can also find her on Facebook.

You can also find Crocs on Facebook here!

Today was a devastating day for the families in Haiti who were hit hard Tuesday night by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0. In a country with a population of more than 9 million people, The American Red Cross has estimated that over 3 million people have been affected, mostly in and around the capital of Haiti, Port-Au-Prince. This is a country that is overpopulated and previous to the earthquake, already had trouble acquiring  essential needs such as food, water, and medical supplies day to day. Haiti has unfortunately been the victim of  many hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters in the last few years. This earthquake only intensifies the problems they face.

Crocs has donated more than 500,000 pairs of shoes to this area in the past , but we are taking it a step further and donating other much needed items. Crocs will be a drop off location for basic necessities including:

  • Food (preferably bagged items like rice and beans)
  • Water (plastic bottles)
  • Blankets
  • Work gloves (to help move rubble)
  • Medical supplies (including bandages, antiseptics, latex gloves, etc.)

For those of you who want to help and live in the Boulder community, feel free to drop off at our offices located at 6328 Monarch Park Place, Niwot, 80503.  For those of you outside of the Colorado community, you can visit USA Today to learn how you can help.

Photo by Matthew Marek/American Red Cross