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trippclark
06-10-2005, 09:44
Well, I guess Croc's are starting to creep into the mainstream (for better or worse). This week my wife drug me to the mall (a place I try to avoid). Dillard's department store is carrying Croc's for $30. This was a big surprise. An even bigger surprise was that Payless Shoes carried a copycat version of Croc's that they were selling for $14.95. Maybe this copycat shoe will drive the price down on Croc's which, in my opinion, are way overpriced.

Tripp

Lone Wolf
06-10-2005, 09:52
MRO here in Damasskiss has Croc wannabes for around $17.

trippclark
06-10-2005, 09:56
I think I saw these there at Traildays. Holey Shoes, or something like that, right? These at Payless were yet another brand. They had an embossed tent or teepee on the back of the strap.

BTW, Wolf, I missed seeing you at Trail Days. I was trying to find you to to give you something. I'll catch you next time I am up there.

Lone Wolf
06-10-2005, 09:58
The ones at MRO are called Holz or something like that.

TN_Hiker
06-10-2005, 10:06
What am I missing here? It seems to me that placing my foot in a plastic shoe is awful uncomfortable. Brings back memories of the "jellies" that was popular in the 80's. Doesn't the shoe start to get clammy with the least bit of moisture? I'm sure socks would help relief part of that, but I also want my "dogs" to breath after a day of hiking. It may have been posted before.....are the crocs superior to the teva sandals? Thanks in advance for the feedback.

jlb2012
06-10-2005, 10:14
Crocs are better than Tevas IMO - somewhat lighter and your toes are better protected when crossing rocky streams or stumbling around at night to water the bushes

trippclark
06-10-2005, 10:15
Well, I have 2 pair of Waldies and one pair of Crocs. Indeed, at first I found them a bit clammy but not any more. They are, of course, well vented. They lose the stickiness after being worn a few days or less (but indeed the rubber/plastic material is a bit sticky when you first put on a new pair with bare feet). That's been my observation anyway.

I wear them when backpacking and around the yard and elsewhere after work and on the weekends. Very comfortable and convenient.

Kerosene
06-10-2005, 10:20
Crocs are better than Tevas IMO - somewhat lighter and your toes are better protected when crossing rocky streams or stumbling around at night to water the bushesA lot lighter: on the order of 4-8 ounces for a men's size 10, depending on the style of Tevas. I haven't had problems with clamminess, but then I was wearing them in the Fall. They are comfy, if a bit bulky to pack inside your pack (a lot of hikers lash them to the outside of the pack).

Stoker53
06-10-2005, 10:26
What am I missing here? It seems to me that placing my foot in a plastic shoe is awful uncomfortable. Brings back memories of the "jellies" that was popular in the 80's. Doesn't the shoe start to get clammy with the least bit of moisture? I'm sure socks would help relief part of that, but I also want my "dogs" to breath after a day of hiking. It may have been posted before.....are the crocs superior to the teva sandals? Thanks in advance for the feedback.
Mine are sooo comfortable that I plan on being buried in a pair.

Happy Feet
06-10-2005, 10:44
After reading all the buzz about Crocs and Waldies, I just had to see what the fuss was about. I got two pairs (orange and red) and my mom got two pairs (green and yellow). My red pair has more massaging action, the orange has very little.

I was at Fontana Village in April for a Benton MacKaye Trail Association Board meeting and saw a lot of hikers. I'd guess that MOST of them that were at the Fontana Inn had them on. Now another way to spot a thru hiker from a mile away!

Jaybird
06-10-2005, 11:00
Well, I guess Croc's are starting to creep into the mainstream (for better or worse). This week my wife drug me to the mall (a place I try to avoid). Dillard's department store is carrying Croc's for $30. This was a big surprise. An even bigger surprise was that Payless Shoes carried a copycat version of Croc's that they were selling for $14.95. Maybe this copycat shoe will drive the price down on Croc's which, in my opinion, are way overpriced.Tripp


YO TRIPPCLARK!

CROCS copied WALDIES, NUTHINZ copied CROCS, & the madness goes on & on & on...etc.,etc.,etc. :p

trippclark
06-10-2005, 11:06
YO TRIPPCLARK!

CROCS copied WALDIES, NUTHINZ copied CROCS, & the madness goes on & on & on...etc.,etc.,etc. :p

Yeah, I saw and purchased both pairs of Waldies before I ever saw Crocs (the next year). I like 'em both.

MacGyver2005
06-10-2005, 14:03
Payless carries the "Airwalk Compel" which is a copycat of Crocs. HOWEVER, they are clearing out their stock of them and do not currently intend to carry them anymore. If you want a $15 pair of copycats (which are incredibly comfortable and just as good as Crocs in my opinion) you better get to Payless and hope they still have a pair or two in your size. They are sized quite large, though. I regularly wear a mens 12.5, but the mens 9 (which is womens 11) Airwalks are the right size for me. Good thing, too, as they were the only pair this big within all of Southern Maryland! Good luck and enjoy.

Regards,
-MacGyver
GA -->ME 2005

Kerosene
06-10-2005, 14:15
Now another way to spot a thru hiker from a mile away!Last July I was vacationing in Killington, Vermont. As I was driving east down the hill from the Inn at Long Trail back to the condo, I saw a guy trudging uphill wearing Waldies. Assuming he was a thru-hiker, I turned around and offered him a ride up. His name was Texas and he was clearly a thru-hiker.

I also have a pair of the red Waldies that I wore to dinner when I passed through Daleville a few years ago. The girl in the buffet line behind me kept smirking at my lack of color coordination, but I figured it was better than focusing on the other stuff I was wearing. ;)

Darwin again
03-19-2009, 14:32
Crocs: Still going strong among hikers?

cupid
03-19-2009, 14:47
i have wannabe-crocs from wal-mart and they work great. they were less than 10 buckaroos too.

hoz
03-19-2009, 15:35
I gotmy croc clones from AllHeart Medical Supply.

How's 10 bucks?

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/allheart/comfortclogsheronew.jpg

http://www.allheart.com/comfortclogs1.html?int=clogbanner

Last winter I picked up what looks like lightweight crocs on steriods (a big luggy sole) in Vietnam for 6 bucks.

hoz
03-19-2009, 15:38
On the other hand there seems to be a big movement AGAINST the big ugly rubber clogs.

Just do a Google on "Hate Crocs".

Grinder
03-19-2009, 15:49
I'm on my third year with Dollar Store Crocks that cost $7. I wear them year around as slippers as well as on the trail for camp or fording shoes.

They're great. I took the strap off and they weigh 8 oz.

think0075
03-19-2009, 16:02
rite aid, ten bucks in gorham new hampshire before i hit the whites

freefall
03-19-2009, 16:12
from: The Daily Camera in Bolder, CO
By Alicia Wallace
Tuesday, March 17, 2009

NIWOT, Colo. — The independent accounting firm of Crocs Inc. has “substantial doubt” about the future viability of the Niwot-based shoe company that experienced revenue decreases and a $185 million net loss in 2008....

http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2009/mar/17/accounting-firm-crocs-viability-doubt/

Crazy Larry #1
03-19-2009, 16:15
I sell Holey Soles for $15 a pair.....

brooklynkayak
03-19-2009, 19:27
Crocs are better than Tevas IMO - somewhat lighter and your toes are better protected when crossing rocky streams or stumbling around at night to water the bushes

The big problem with Crocks is that they are slippery when wet and it's easy to slide out of them in a stream. I have been wearing Crocks around water since they first hit the market.

Speedo makes a version with a grippy rubber sole and they stay on your feet when you need them most. The Speedo is as light and has better drainage in the sole so your feet stay drier when on land.

I wish I new the model, I got mine for less $ than the Crocks as they were on closeout at a local sporting goods store.

Homer&Marje
03-19-2009, 19:31
Well, I guess Croc's are starting to creep into the mainstream (for better or worse). This week my wife drug me to the mall (a place I try to avoid). Dillard's department store is carrying Croc's for $30. This was a big surprise. An even bigger surprise was that Payless Shoes carried a copycat version of Croc's that they were selling for $14.95. Maybe this copycat shoe will drive the price down on Croc's which, in my opinion, are way overpriced.

Tripp


Got my wannabee crocs (Dogs) at CVS for $5 bucks on clearance. Don't think they sell them anymore though.