The return of Crocs


Laura Landsbaum

Orchestra director Aaron Michaelson wears Crocs regularly, and has several pairs, including formal Crocs with suede tops.

The notorious collection of shoe wear, Crocs, have been seen making a comeback globally. Our shoe from our childhood was first opened to the market in 2002 by Lyndon “Duke” Hanson and George Boedecker Jr who wanted to perfect the clog. For the last 20 years, the empire has maintained their original style while extending the shoe for a more ideal reason to wear like work. Crocs introduced sandals, work non-slip shoes, tennis shoes, along with heels; a collaboration introduced by Balenciaga in 2022. While they are no ordinary shoe, their influence prevails through the younger generations especially in The Woodlands.

The Woodlands High School has experienced a soar in croc wear as the 2022 school year emerges. Since the limited edition collaboration, Crocs x Post Malone, came out December 8th, 2020, a variety of students have been seen personalizing their own crocs due to their style through a change of marketing.

In my opinion, these affordable shoes offer max comfort in a variety of colors while having the option to add jibbitz. Jibbitz extends on the idea of personalization Crocs have implemented by selling a variety of letters, shapes, cartoons, and t.v. show characters. Crocs are just one shoe and style that have supplemented the diversity at The Woodlands High School.

I also admire the option of wearing crocs; Sport mode or non sport mode. I enjoy wearing my crocs in sport mode so my shoes stay secure. It is an efficient styling purpose that also allows you to make your shoes slip on or not.