Wow – I was amazed to find out that Crocs are now 10 years old! I can still remember the first time I saw Crocs – they were so unique and different from any type of shoes I’d ever seen before! My dad has been having trouble with his back recently and a friend suggested that I give him a pair of Crocs. He has been so happy since I gave them to him – he says he feels so good when he is wearing them!
Have a look at how far Crocs have come in the past 10 years!
2002 Crocs clogs are born on a boat by three friends on a sailing trip.
Crocs debuts at the Fort Lauderdale boat show. Clogs are thrown at passersby,
demonstrating how light they are. Despite some funny looks, all 1,000 pairs sell out.
2003 Crocs introduces its first style specifically for women, the Nile.
2004 First Crocs mall kiosk opens. Today, Crocs has more than 400 stores around the
2005 Crocs trademarks Croslite materials, the technology behind our signature feeling and still inside every pair of Crocs shoes. CrocsRx collection is introduced to help people
with foot problems feel better.
2006 Crocs purchase Jibbitz, a company started by a women and her family who decorated their Crocs clogs with buttons.
2007 Crocs enter partnership with Mario Batali, and creates his signature orange shoes, the Batali Bistro (I love these!).
2008 Crocs starts SolesUnited, now known as Crocs Cares. Since 2008, more than 3
million pairs of shoes are donated to children and families around the world.
2008 First Crocs store opens in Canada in Quebec City.
2010 Crocs introduces incredibly light Hover Sneakers.
2011 Crocs Chameleons are introduced – innovative shoes that change colour in the sun.
2012 Crocs Golf with Hank Haney is introduced at 2012 PGA Merchandise Show and
wins best new product.
2012 Crocs is 10! Crocs makes more than 300 styles for men, women and kids and is
sold in more than 90 countries.