Mary Jane Crocs - Why All the Fuss?

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Mary Jane Crocs are rapidly becoming the flagship product of Crocs, Inc, the amazing shoe manufacturer that is fast becoming a legend in its own time.  The saga began in 2004 when Crocs Inc bought over a Canadian clog-making company called Foam Creations.  The idea was to gain exclusive rights to Foam Creations' proprietary foam resin, Croslite.

Crocs, Inc went into immediate production, and before long had obtained the stamp of approval for some of its shoes from the United States Ergonomic Company.  In addition, the American Podiatrists Medical Association has lauded crocs as being beneficial in promoting good ankle and foot care.  Bob Bavarian, MD, of the Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center said of crocs, "They are very stable, they don't bend and twist side to side much, and they have a good heel cup and arch contour compared to other shoes."

Crocs, Inc has proved itself to be a prolific shoe designer, manufacturer and retailer, churning out clogs and flats in a dizzying array of styles and colors for men, women and children alike, that have won almost universal acclaim as the most comfortable shoes on the market, with many users likening the walking experience to walking on clouds.  Croslite, the material from which crocs are made, is not only very light and shock-aborbent but is excellent at spreading heel-strike forces across your entire foot.  The result is a very comfortable experience for wearers of crocs footwear.  Experiments suggest that Croslite is 60% better at reducing fatigue than bare feet.  What is more, Croslite will not scuff floors.

Croslite is also anti-microbial which means that it is resistant to the growth of bacteria, and so you could expect an odor-free experience, even after hours of use.

But there was a problem:  Crocs, Inc's initial offering, the "Swiss-cheese" clog although admittedly a very comfortable shoe, had not set the fashion world alight in terms of its aesthetic appeal.  In short, many found it ugly and relegated crocs to home, garden, boating and beach use.

Then came the Mary Jane Crocs, in styles designed for women and girls.  The term Mary Jane is an Americanism that refers to a low-heeled shoe or sandal with a broad and closed toe box with a single strap across the instep and/or around the ankle that was made popular at the turn of the twentieth century by the Brown Shoe Company that capitalized on the popularity of the comic strip characters, Buster Brown and Mary Jane.  Crocs Mary Janes came in an assortment of styles: the Alice Mary Jane, the Carlie Mary Jane, the Wrapped Mary Jane and others.  All of a sudden, words like cute, fashionable and stylish started being used in the same sentence as crocs.

Mary Jane Crocs are designed to be the ultimate in summer footwear.  Most styles are adorned with a fetching teardrop-shaped vent for the insertion of Jibbitz charms, which are themselves rapidly growing in popularity.  Mary Janes are perfect for casual and recreational use and, the Mary Jane inspired, Crocs Olivia is sleek and elegant enough for professional use.  Crocs come with superior grip and are perfect for hospital and restaurant workers.  Jamie Jessick, a registered nurse at Santa Monica's UCLA Medical Center says of her crocs, ""I thought they were cute, that's why I bought them, but turns out they're also comfortable".

Finally, it seems, things have come full circle!

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Lucy Winthorpe is a consumers'advocate who specializes in footwear.  You can check out her latest website at Crocs Mary Jane where you will find unbiased reviews and buying tips for the popular Mary Jane Crocs.

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This article was published on 2011/09/17