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School shoes, again.

Back to School Croc Style
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It’s that time of year again. Didn’t we do this just 12 months ago? I think I still have the scars from the last time.

What am I talking about?

Trying shoes on Faith. Faith has a love/hate relationship with shoes. Or should I say, she loves to hate them. However in our modern society, the rules dictate that she wear shoes to school.

The only two exceptions to Faith’s “love to hate” rule are Crocs and “light-up” shoes. We have been a Crocs family since we first spotted them back in 2004. We fell in love with Crocs for a different reason than most people. Most people pointed to Crocs wide range of colors as a factor in purchase. We bought them because they FIT.

Faith, as part of her physical disabilities, has an extremely wide, tall, inflexible foot. She also has autism which means she does not like her foot touched. For me, that equals a shoe nightmare. None of the local brick and mortar stores carried shoes that fit her. We turned to online shopping, but as she grew, we started to run out of options. Enter the Crocs Beach. This is the original slip-on that most people think of when they hear the word Crocs. They were roomy (check), they were super light (check), there was nothing that poked or pinched (check), and they slipped on without a struggle (last check)! Faith wore her original Crocs all year long. We had them in so many colors. Orange, light pink, dark pink, red, green, blue, and yellow. We had this “shoe” thing down pat.

If I'm wearing an orange and pink shirt, I should wear orange and pink shoes, right?

Until she started school.

While not outright banned at our current school, the original Crocs slip-on is frowned on as school wear. Which left us back at square one. Trying to find a shoe, any shoe, that would fit her.

But not this year! This year Crocs has a whole new line of School Approved footwear! And they are super cute!  There are 13 new styles of shoes for boys and girls from Kindergarten all the way to Eighth Grade.


These are not the Crocs I am used to!


Are these not adorable?

Hover for girls

I want a pair!  All the shoes in the new line feature the same comfort kids (and adults) have come to expect from Crocs, but wrapped in a new, closed-toed and closed-heeled, school-approved outside!  One item in my back to school shopping list just got much easier!

To see the whole line of new school approved Crocs, please watch the video below.  The music video is interactive – if you see a shoe you would like to look at more closely, click on it to go directly to that shoes’ pages on the Crocs official site.  And psssssttttt…..there is an Easter Egg hidden in the video. While the video is playing, click around on stuff. You may be surprised!
(Ok, here’s a hint: it flies!)

Visit the Crocs Back to School Kids’ Site to look around.  While you’re there you may enter a giveaway for a family vacation to San Diego with NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

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  • Lindsay August 21, 2011, 9:38 am

    Glad one thing is easier for your back to school list! Also, those allergy cards are a great idea! I like that website for such notices.

  • Rory August 21, 2011, 1:34 pm

    Faith has the right shoe requirements. I have the same rules (any shoes where I have to carry “extras-in-case” are completely out ). Way to go guys! 🙂

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