Crocs is one of the most fashionable and worn footwear these days. It comes in different designs, colors and quality. But have you ever wondered how this footwear came to be? Who made it and how did it become so popular today?
Well let us take you down memory lane
Crocs was founded by Scott Seamans, Lyndon “Duke” Hanson and George Boedecker Jr.
The three men aimed to produce and distribute a foam boat shoe
whose design they acquired from Foam Creations, Inc. of Quebec City.
While Seamans loved that the shoes were comfortable, had a slip resistance and they could float,
Hanson and Boedecker on the other hand disliked the design, but eventually they decided that the shoe was useful.
The first Crocs model produced was called “the Beach”, which was unveiled in 2001
at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in Florida, and the 200 pairs that they had produced were all sold.
Now if you compared the Crocs made in 2001 with the trending one of this day that everyone is putting on,
you will realize that it is different and more fashionable
It is indeed impossible that the crocs of then held out on its popularity till date,
well here is what re-launched it into today’s modern society
In September of 2019, Kanye West, through the Yeezy brand, launched a foot wear design called “The Yeezy Crocs”. This design was infinitely more sophisticated and fashionable compared to the former
It was first modeled by the rapper’s daughter, North West, who wore the children’s pair on social media
Right after, Yeezy launched the footwear on their website and it became an instant hit
And you all know Kanye, He is a world wide influencer in his own right,
and with his now ex-wife being part of his influencers, everyone just wanted a pair of the Yeezy Crocs.
Kanye went on to sign a deal with Adidas to produce the Adidas Yeezy crocs,
several other designs such as Yeezy Fur, Yeezy Foam runner, etc were made
Well that fever did catch up to us here in Nigeria
and before you know it almost everyone had a pair of Yeezy’s crocs. But was it that cheap and easy to Acquire? Definitely a Big NO!
The Yeezy Crocs sold from as low as 15,000 naira to as high as 30,000 naira, but our Aba brothers came to the rescue and delivered to us a re-make that you can get for as low as 3,000 naira or even lesser
Till date Crocs Wear are still a sensation. Now tell us, what design do you have in your shoe rack? Is it the Yeezy Design? Or our Aba Brother’s Design
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