I Still Love My Crocs & a Giveaway!

Jul 17, 2009 139 Comments by Disclosure

**This giveaway is now closed! **

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Regardless of what the news is saying right now about the impending doom of Crocs… which I whole heartedly believe is not true…. I still love my Crocs…

The news media would have you believe that people think that Crocs are ugly, and too expensive and pointless. That they’re losing money faster than they can make it, and on the verge of dying out. While sales may or may not be slower, I think the failing economy is more to blame than the style of Crocs shoes. In fact, Crocs has some amazingly cute shoes, their prices are pretty reasonable, even better if you can get them at the outlet stores, and they are SOOOOO Comfortable! Since these media stories have come out, I’ve seen so many fans on the internet that it’s hard to believe that the company is so near the end like the media claims. I refuse to believe it.

I’ll admit, when the Caymans were the only shoe… I could not see the big deal. They are pretty weird looking shoes. Then something my husband has always said to me hit me head on. I always seem to wear shoes because they’re cute and not comfortable. He was right. I would buy the cutest heels and just endure the squished toes and burning heels. So I did more research, i.e. tried some on, and fell in love. I felt like I was walking on a cloud. I hadn’t found any insoles that could do that in my regular shoes. I also thought about something else. Almost all “cute” shoes will squish your toes causing other foot problems over time. The Caymans, weird as they looked, were wider and open allowing room for your toes to wiggle. I bought 2 pairs for the girls. I may have already messed up my feet over the 25+ years of squishing them into shoes, but I wasn’t going to do that to the girls.They quickly became their favorite shoes and wore them everywhere. I absolutely loved that I didn’t have to worry about them getting dirty! All I had to do was wash them in the sink. A Mother’s dream! Easy to clean shoes! I ended up buying myself some of the MaryJane style shoes. They were cuter than the Caymans, and very comfy. I wore them all summer and then around the house in the winter…

Over the years, I’ve watched the new arrivals at the Crocs website and drooled over various shoes. They have come out with some really cute wedges, sandals, canvas shoes and leather shoes. They’ve even come out with a sort of designer line called YOU by Crocs. I haven’t exactly been able to convince the hubby that I need these shoes yet, but I’m working on it. :)

A month or so back, Crocs sent me some of their newest shoes to try out, with no obligation to write about them. I only wish I hadn’t waited until now to do so. I was sent a pair of Cabana, Patricia, and Wake. My Hubby received a pair of Leather Tideline, and in a separate review request, my girls were each sent a pair of Rally.

I’ll break it down with photos here:

DSC_0003Since I was sent these specifically for a review… I’ll start with the Rally! I personally can’t comment on the comfort factor since they don’t fit my feet, but just from observing my girls, I’d have to say they must be really comfortable. They’re easy to slip on and off with their elastic no tie laces, and made of the Anti-microbial Croslite material inside. When the girls woke up from their nap and saw their new shoes, they were wide awake. They put them on and ran circles around house. Before I could tell them to shut the door, they were off and running around the backyard. They kept telling me that they could run really fast in these shoes… which just made me laugh. From a mom’s standpoint, they are pretty durable, yet flexible. They wash off very easily as their mud jumping has proven. They are a definite hit with my girls

DSC_0005My Cabana, Patricia & Wake (not pictured) are my favorite new shoes. I love wearing heels and wedges, but hate how hard the soles are, and my heels end up burning at the end of the day. The Cabanas are so cushioned, I can even run in them if I had to.. I’m not talking marathons or anything, but if I needed to chase down one of my girls, I could do it. I am now convinced that heels can be comfortable. The Patricia are awesome everyday sandals. They’re actually the first shoes I go for when we take off for the day out. I’ve worn them to the beach, shopping, just about everywhere. My Wake flip flops are always on hand too. When I can’t find my Patricia, I grab my Wake. I love how soft and flexible the sandals are. I almost don’t feel like I’m wearing shoes. I’ve received a lot of compliments on my Crocs. Many people can’t believe they’re Crocs… but they are!

DSC_0007Hubby’s Leather Tideline‘s are pretty comfortable too. I’ve been known to slide them on (although way too big) do run out to get the mail… Back in the Cayman only days, getting my hubby to buy a pair of Crocs didn’t happen. He didn’t know where he’d wear them. They weren’t exactly office type dress shoes. Since getting the Tideline shoes, he’s worn them out and around town, and has commented on how comfortable they are.

DSC_0004On our last trip to the Selma Outlets, we ran into the Crocs Outlet store and bought the girls some of the Minnie Mouse Mary Jane shoes. They absolutely went crazy over the Minnie Mouse shaped cutouts on them, They are a couple of huge Disney fans. I never knew that Crocs had an Outlet store.. but I’m so glad that they do!

So this is my response to all those media outlets calling Crocs dead in the water… They’re not! Stop telling everyone that there’s only one “ugly” style of shoe! Inform them that Crocs has many amazing styles… Many look absolutely NOTHING like the original Cayman shoes!

Oh.. and I almost forgot to mention.. I’ll be wearing my Crocs to BlogHer this year… I’m going for fashion AND comfort!

In case you missed it, Crocs CEO John Duerden also responded on the Crocs Blog… I think his letter was very well written, and very reassuring that Crocs will endure the media gossip.

So, while writing this post, I was got a hold of my contact over at Crocs about the article and I was given the go ahead to run a giveaway for my awesome readers.. Thank you Crocs!!!

The winner will get any shoe of choice under $50 in the Crocs.com store!

Let’s do this… Leave me a comment telling me why you LOVE your Crocs… and if you don’t have any just yet, tell me  what you are most curious about Crocs. That’s all you have to do…

of course.. You may gain additional entries by doing either or all of the following:

*  Subscribe to Mommy Brain Reports via RSS or Email and leave me a comment telling me you did so!

*  Follow me on Twitter and tweet this contest! Leave  me a comment telling me you did!

Enter to win $50 from @Crocs & @MommyBrain! Show some Crocs love! http://bit.ly/12bqLF #crocs4ever

You may enter as many times as you wish, but you must leave a comment each time for it to count.

Entries will be accepted from July 17th- July 31st @ 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen at random. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize. Winner must be a resident of the USA. Again, you must leave a comment for each option you choose to enter. *Rules subject to change without notice*

Good Luck!

** In the interest of full disclosure.. Yes, Crocs sent me several pairs of shoes. Only the Rally were for review. The others I just loved enough to tell everyone about. I’ve been a long time Crocs fan, and will continue to be as long as they are around, so whether or not I had received these shoes, this post would have been written. I was not paid for this post in any way. It is purely my opinion, take it as you wish.

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About the author

Monica Brady, is the Owner, Author and Chief Mom Blogger of Mommy Brain Reports and her personal blog, MonicaBrady.net. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 15 years, and is a work at home mother to her beautiful identical twin girls, Alexandra and Victoria. In 2009, they moved cross country from California to coastal North Carolina, and love their new home. When she's not spending time with her girls, she's either working on her blog writing up reviews on some really cool products, working on giveaway posts, participating in events with her sponsors, or doing her work as a Social Media Consultant. Monica has had the opportunities to participate in some amazing campaigns with some amazing brands, and loves the relationships she's developed with each one of them.

139 Responses to “I Still Love My Crocs & a Giveaway!”

  1. Tiffany says:

    I’ve never worn Crocs. I’m sooo very curious though, because all my bloggy friends (such as yourself) rave about them! It’s like, the only shoe I hear ya’ll talking about. I’ve heard nothing BUT Crocs since BlissDom. So I’d love to win so I can see what’s so great about them!!!

  2. Tiffany says:

    Subscriber
    .-= Tiffany´s last blog ..I Need A New Drug =-.

  3. julie says:

    I have never tried a pair of them. Wan to though.
    .-= julie´s last blog ..Weekend Plans =-.

  4. Annette D says:

    Crocs are very comfortable! I love them! They have some really cute new styles.

  5. Melissa LeClair says:

    Love my crocs!!!

  6. Debra says:

    I’d love a pair! Don’t have any now but really love the new styles.

  7. Debra says:

    I’m now a follower too!
    .-= Debra´s last blog ..Do you have a smelly washer? =-.

  8. ojgirl says:

    Love my crocs! I have two pair – ‘summer’ and ‘fall’ – the fall ones are fleece lined – oh, baby, warm and toasty. And I just ordered my son a pair for work – his fellow employees recommended them!

  9. punkinmama says:

    I love A LOT about my Crocs. They are so comfortable and lightweight. They are also super easy to clean. Crocs are the only kind of shoe my 2 1/2 year old will wear so I’d love to win!
    .-= punkinmama´s last blog ..wordless wednesday: pool time surprise =-.

  10. Tara Azzarello says:

    I am a subscriber! I recently bought my daughter her first pair of Crocs (Cinderella mary-janes). She LOVES them. She will not let me put any other shoes on her!!! I just ordered her another pair, Minnie Mouse this time.

  11. Sarah says:

    I have several pairs of Crocs and am always happy when I have extra money in the bank account to get more. I’ve had three pairs of the prima, three pairs of Alice, a pair of malindis, and my mom just bought me a pair of the Lena pumps while she was at the outlet store. I’m also coveting the Troika for winter, as well as the cabana, olivia, sassari, and the celeste. I have high arches and previously had to put insoles in every single pair of shoes I owned. However, Crocs are supportive and whether or not they have a high arch, no insoles are needed. I also like that if they don’t fit quite right, I can throw them in the dryer or give them a blast with my hair dryer to make them soft so they mold to my feet. If will be SO SAD if Crocs goes away. I don’t really buy any other kind of shoes now. Hooray for Crocs!
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Update… =-.

  12. Sky says:

    I love Crocs. My kids love Crocs. The reason why is simple…comfort! When you are on your feet ALL DAY LONG, the last thing you want is tired, sore feet. You don’t have that when you wear Crocs. Whether you are working, shopping, site-seeing…if you are wearing Crocs, you’re good.

    Another thing I really love about Crocs when it comes to my toddler is how easy they can be cleaned. I simply take a wet wipe and wipe them out…they are good as new!

    seeryusfam@msn.com
    .-= Sky´s last blog ..Lexington Explorium =-.

  13. Nicolle says:

    I love Crocs, but I don’t have a pair of my own. My kiddos do though. My daughter has a pair of Spongebob & my son has the disney cayman crocs. They are so cute & flexible. One day I will get my own pair…
    .-= Nicolle´s last blog ..It’s Christmas in July @ Toys R Us =-.

  14. Nicolle says:

    Subscribe via email
    .-= Nicolle´s last blog ..It’s Christmas in July @ Toys R Us =-.

  15. Sarah-Jean says:

    I don’t have any Crocs, but would love to see what all the fuss is about! I hear they are comfy,so I want to find out if that’s true!
    .-= Sarah-Jean´s last blog ..Biggest Beauty Mistake For Women Over 40 =-.

  16. Sarah-Jean says:

    I’m already following you, so I just tweeted: http://twitter.com/thehousewife/status/2742528944
    .-= Sarah-Jean´s last blog ..Biggest Beauty Mistake For Women Over 40 =-.

  17. Joshua Needham says:

    Crocs have got to be the most comfortable sandals I have ever owned, and I wouldn’t trade them for anything. Just wish it didn’t get so cold here in Utah or I would wear them all year long. In fact it’s about time for a new pair so hopefully I win! Thanks for the contest.

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  18. Shelly the Chic Crafty Chick says:

    I just bought my first pair of Crocs in April and fell in love immediately. I have the Mary Janes and I love them. I have an active 3 year old and 8 month old and I love that I’m able to run after them, but still have cute shoes. I really want to get a pair in black so they’ll go with everything.

    I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I win. :)
    .-= Shelly the Chic Crafty Chick´s last blog ..Fabulous Favorite Friday =-.

  19. Shelly the Chic Crafty Chick says:

    Ok, I’m following you on Twitter. Can’t wait to tweet with ya.
    .-= Shelly the Chic Crafty Chick´s last blog ..Fabulous Favorite Friday =-.

  20. Rhonda Mason says:

    U betcha I tweeted again! trying to win my first pair of Crocs ever!
    http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/2779939650
    .-= Rhonda Mason´s last blog ..Sweepstakes Supplies Giveaway =-.

  21. Diane says:

    I just got my first pair of crocs about a week ago. I was surprised to learn how many styles they have! I had thought they only had thoes clog ones which i honestly hate! I got the captiva flip flops in the white and fuschia and absolutly lovve them. They are suprisingly cushiony on both the bottom and the strap. My bf didnt even believe me that they were crocs because they looked so nice!

  22. Cindy Schultz says:

    I love my crocs. I have the pearl and pink MIckey Mouse Crocs and the Black Sassari wedges which I wear to church with my dresses! I love Crocs because I have odd shaped feet, wide in the front and narrow in the back and I have a difficult time finding shoes that fit. Crocs fit me well.
    .-= Cindy Schultz´s last blog ..The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort =-.

  23. Cindy Schultz says:

    I am a subscriber
    .-= Cindy Schultz´s last blog ..The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort =-.

  24. jennyd says:

    i wear my crocs all the time for work. i am a nurse and this is my shoe of choice\\\

  25. Sky says:

    I subscribe via Live Bookmarks!

    seeryusfam@msn.com
    .-= Sky´s last blog ..New News =-.

  26. Rhonda Mason says:

    tweet~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/2800708288

  27. Rhonda Mason says:

    tweet~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/2820513269
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  28. Rhonda Mason says:

    tweet~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/2839831925
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  29. Tonoogle/Tonya says:

    I subscribe to your RSS
    .-= Tonoogle/Tonya´s last blog ..Sunday Funday =-.

  30. Tonoogle/Tonya says:

    I follow you on Twitter
    .-= Tonoogle/Tonya´s last blog ..Sunday Funday =-.

  31. Tonoogle/Tonya says:

    Tweeted it not sure how to link it but here’s a shot http://twitter.com/Tonoogle/status/2849439080
    .-= Tonoogle/Tonya´s last blog ..Sunday Funday =-.

  32. Abby says:

    Okay these are seriously the most comfortable shoes ever made!

  33. Rhonda Mason says:

    I tweeted ya~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/2873528520
    .-= Rhonda Mason´s last blog ..Oreck Halo Giveaways =-.

  34. Buck "Daddy' Rogers says:

    I work reatail as a 2nd job and walk an average of 14.3 a night. I have worn other shows and barely can move at the end of the nigh, I wear my crocs and feels like literally walking on air
    .-= Buck “Daddy’ Rogers´s last blog ..BenSpark.com, I’m Not A Famous Blogger, IzeaFest, Ultimate IZEAFest Prize Pack Contest =-.

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