Crocs getting smaller?

Started by Moab, January 29, 2024, 11:50:52 PM

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Moab

I have a pair of Crocs from maybe 10 or 15 yrs ago. That I've been wearing around the house and in the yard. I love them for working in cause they just hose off. And they are very comfortable. They are barely worn. And still have tread. But I don't wear them away from home. I'm usually in Birkenstock's or sneakers. But still. 10 yrs. They've held up well. 

I've come across a few sales in the last few years. And thought I might like a new pair. But each time I buy a new pair they are much smaller. I started with a size 11. They are perfect length wise and width. But these newer ones are very narrow. 

To the point I bought a pair of lined ones this month. As it's been cold. And even the 12's I bought were way to narrow. So I bought the largest size 13. And even those are to narrow. I figured the extra two sizes would make up for the lined version. But they are so narrow I'm returning them. And have given up on buying even a new pair of unlined ones.

They weren't from some weird overseas ebay seller either. These were direct from Footlocker. 

Bums me out. I really like them. And I don't have a particularly wide foot. Must just be them saving another 4 cents on plastic. I don't know. 
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majorhavoc

Yes, I know crocodiles and alligators are two distict species. Didn't stop me from thinking this was going to be about the diminished stature of large reptiles in FL though.
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Moab

Quote from: majorhavoc on January 30, 2024, 08:19:08 AMYes, I know crocodiles and alligators are two distict species. Didn't stop me from thinking this was going to be about the diminished stature of large reptiles in FL though.
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flybynight

Quote from: majorhavoc on January 30, 2024, 08:19:08 AMYes, I know crocodiles and alligators are two distict species. Didn't stop me from thinking this was going to be about the diminished stature of large reptiles in FL though.
As a public service message. Nothing in the previous post implies one can wear live Crocs or gators as foot wear. And any person attempting to do so may expose  themselves to serious harm or fatal injuries . 
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MacWa77ace

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foot got wider in the last 10-15 years?

your 15 year old crocks were narrow at first but are now perfectly broken in and form fitting?



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flybynight

Quote from: Moab on January 29, 2024, 11:50:52 PMI have a pair of Crocs from maybe 10 or 15 yrs ago. That I've been wearing around the house and in the yard. I love them for working in cause they just hose off. And they are very comfortable. They are barely worn. And still have tread. But I don't wear them away from home. I'm usually in Birkenstock's or sneakers. But still. 10 yrs. They've held up well.

I've come across a few sales in the last few years. And thought I might like a new pair. But each time I buy a new pair they are much smaller. I started with a size 11. They are perfect length wise and width. But these newer ones are very narrow.

To the point I bought a pair of lined ones this month. As it's been cold. And even the 12's I bought were way to narrow. So I bought the largest size 13. And even those are to narrow. I figured the extra two sizes would make up for the lined version. But they are so narrow I'm returning them. And have given up on buying even a new pair of unlined ones.

They weren't from some weird overseas ebay seller either. These were direct from Footlocker.

Bums me out. I really like them. And I don't have a particularly wide foot. Must just be them saving another 4 cents on plastic. I don't know.
Crocs don't come in wide sizes. The pair I have here at home are also about 15 yrs. old. But I never noticed the ones supplied to me at work were more narrow. Are you sure they were actual crocs? Just because you purchased them at foot locker , doesn't mean they have to be actual crocs. There's lot's of companies making Croc knockoffs . Maybe check out a lab or medical supply store?
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Moab

Quote from: flybynight on January 30, 2024, 09:46:56 AM
Quote from: Moab on January 29, 2024, 11:50:52 PMI have a pair of Crocs from maybe 10 or 15 yrs ago. That I've been wearing around the house and in the yard. I love them for working in cause they just hose off. And they are very comfortable. They are barely worn. And still have tread. But I don't wear them away from home. I'm usually in Birkenstock's or sneakers. But still. 10 yrs. They've held up well.

I've come across a few sales in the last few years. And thought I might like a new pair. But each time I buy a new pair they are much smaller. I started with a size 11. They are perfect length wise and width. But these newer ones are very narrow.

To the point I bought a pair of lined ones this month. As it's been cold. And even the 12's I bought were way to narrow. So I bought the largest size 13. And even those are to narrow. I figured the extra two sizes would make up for the lined version. But they are so narrow I'm returning them. And have given up on buying even a new pair of unlined ones.

They weren't from some weird overseas ebay seller either. These were direct from Footlocker.

Bums me out. I really like them. And I don't have a particularly wide foot. Must just be them saving another 4 cents on plastic. I don't know.
Crocs don't come in wide sizes. The pair I have here at home are also about 15 yrs. old. But I never noticed the ones supplied to me at work were more narrow. Are you sure they were actual crocs? Just because you purchased them at foot locker , doesn't mean they have to be actual crocs. There's lot's of companies making Croc knockoffs . Maybe check out a lab or medical supply store?
The last four pair I've purchased from different national retailers. And all are very narrow. Maybe the first pair were knockoffs. But iirc I bought them at an actual Crocs store in person. This has to be 15 yrs ago tho. 

Just sucks cause size 11 thru 13 are all the same narrowness. And to tight around that part of my foot. I could maybe wear the lined 13s with no socks. But kind of defeats the purpose as I want to wear them with warm socks in the winter. 
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Moab

Quote from: MacWa77ace on January 30, 2024, 08:51:45 AM:smiley_shrug:

foot got wider in the last 10-15 years?

your 15 year old crocks were narrow at first but are now perfectly broken in and form fitting?




They were a nice width from the beginning. When I bought them 15 yrs ago. I have never had Crocs "break in". Except maybe the sole flexing a bit more after several years. Making them a bit softer in the squish department. But they have never stretched in the opening or part where they wrap around your foot. These new ones are noticeably tighter and more narrow. And every oair of shoe I have is normal width. Except I do buy my hiking boots in wide. But just so I can fit heavy wool socks. 

Super sucks cause they obviously wear a really f ing long time! And my old ones are very comfortable on my sometimes painful feet. 
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majorhavoc

Of possible interest to nobody, Crocs are just about the perfect camp shoe.  If you've ever hiked any distance with a heavy pack, getting out of those heavy boots once you reach camp is like heaven.  Crocs weigh next to nothing, but make a world of difference in terms of comfort and morale once a hard day's overland travel is done.  I'd argue they earn their keep in all but the smallest bug out bag. 
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Moab

Quote from: majorhavoc on January 30, 2024, 07:20:14 PMOf possible interest to nobody, Crocs are just about the perfect camp shoe.  If you've ever hiked any distance with a heavy pack, getting out of those heavy boots once you reach camp is like heaven.  Crocs weigh next to nothing, but make a world of difference in terms of comfort and morale once a hard day's overland travel is done.  I'd argue they earn their keep in all but the smallest bug out bag.
That's why I bought them originally. Ventilation is key to drying out feet. And Crocs are perfect for that. Although a bit bulky. Flip flops might be better if your not walking alot at camp. But Crocs are way better for moving around.
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Z.O.R.G.

Quote from: Moab on January 31, 2024, 12:40:36 AM
Quote from: majorhavoc on January 30, 2024, 07:20:14 PMOf possible interest to nobody, Crocs are just about the perfect camp shoe.  If you've ever hiked any distance with a heavy pack, getting out of those heavy boots once you reach camp is like heaven.  Crocs weigh next to nothing, but make a world of difference in terms of comfort and morale once a hard day's overland travel is done.  I'd argue they earn their keep in all but the smallest bug out bag.
That's why I bought them originally. Ventilation is key to drying out feet. And Crocs are perfect for that. Although a bit bulky. Flip flops might be better if your not walking alot at camp. But Crocs are way better for moving around.
They make excellent "shower shoes" as well, and they prevent you from stubbing you toes! 
 

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