Crocs for little kids?

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i saw crocs on toddlers and older kids before i even saw adults wearing them!

i have yet to find a pair that fit my daughter's feet because the stores are always sold out of her size!
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i saw crocs on toddlers and older kids before i even saw adults wearing them!

i have yet to find a pair that fit my daughter's feet because the stores are always sold out of her size!
Originally Posted by rainshower
zappos has them, and they are pretty good about returns if you don't like them
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I think they look really cute on kids and toddlers. But, my cousin (3) has a pair, and my aunt said that they gave her blisters. I'm not sure if she has real Crocs, or if they're "imitation", but I somehow think that doesn't seem normal... So I'm leaning towards the idea that they aren't actually Crocs. But, who knows.

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crocs start at a children's 6/7 I believe.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
No, I was in Nordstrom this weekend trying them on and the shoe salesman said 4/5 is the smallest! LOL My daughter wasn't even walking when she was wearing a size 4. Tiny.
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crocs start at a children's 6/7 I believe.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
No, I was in Nordstrom these weekend trying them on and the shoe salesman said 4/5 is the smallest! LOL My daughter wasn't even walking when she was wearing a size 4. Tiny.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
Yeah, I did see a 4/5 on zappos after I posted that. Oddly, on the crocs site, they seem to start at 6/7.
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I was looking for some my toddler (or atleast faux crocs - $33 for backyard shoes seemed a little steep). But I couldn't find them in his size - toddler 5. What's the smallest size you guys have seen?

I'd like a pair myself but I find them super wide and not comfortable at all (my foot swims around in them).
Originally Posted by mad scientist
I tried on a pair and my feet felt great. But there was NO WAY. They're hideous! LOL (on adults, that is...well, on some adults they look OK, I guess.) Danskos are about as ugly as I will go!

They're only $25 in some places...most are $30 on zappos...if that makes a difference!
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My husband (a teacher) thinks they are the greatest shoe ever for kids because they don't require being tied, and they can be cleaned via hose or dishwasher.
You can get them in a Mary Jane style at Journeyz. I have black ones. They also come in a ballerina flat style too. The mjanes are less visually appalling and are just as comfy as the originals. I wear then to work in my coffeeshop b/c I can throw them in the mop sink to wash them off.
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Spiderlashes - she just turned 5 in Dec, and is actually between CROCS sizes right now! Her 10/11s are a tad small, as her big toe will bump against the shoe, but the 11/12s are a bit too large, so she uses the strap on those to help keep them on. She will be good and in to those in just a couple months.

My mom found a pair for her with the holes in the shape of Mickey Mouse! DisneyCrocs!

And CurlsOnWheels - NO IDEA there was a CROCS outlet! But I am way south, so the San Marcos outlet is less than 30 minutes away, where it would take me an hour to drive to Round Rock. It used to only take 20 minutes to drive to Round Rock about 10 years ago. Stoopid Austin traffic. But I still may need to venture up there, since there isn't a CROCS in San Marcos.
You can get them in a Mary Jane style at Journeyz. I have black ones. They also come in a ballerina flat style too. The mjanes are less visually appalling and are just as comfy as the originals. I wear then to work in my coffeeshop b/c I can throw them in the mop sink to wash them off.
Originally Posted by echokitten
Yes, I just noticed them on zappos...didn't see them in nordstrom. I think I feel more comfortable with these. Thanks for mentioning them.

I noticed they also have a thong/flip flop style and rain boots. I definitely want to buy her the Croc rainboots this fall. How cute!
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hmm I had dismissed them a while back but never thought for the kids. I usually get Ian a pair of leather fisherman sandals from stride rite for the summer but these would solve the sand table & mulch around the playground out back problem. Our local independent toy store carries them for $24.95 but only in the classic style - I was kind of leaning towards the scutes.

I'm also wondering if this would work well for the small one? I'm thinking he may be in the smallest or next to the smallest size (since he wears preschoolians I don't know what his american shoe size would be). Any ideas? Would this be overkill for an 18 month old in the summer?
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My kid wears them (she has 3 pair). I initially got her one pair for "back door" shoes, b/c she was constantly running out into the backyard with no shoes, and our yard has sticker-burrs, plus whatever other barefoot hazards. She hates shoes!

So these are way easy to slip on and off in a hurry. She would get so mad when I made her go back and put shoes on, and these are a no-brainer. They stay on fine, strap or not, but will hinder sprinting. Mine likes to flip the strap up and wear them like clogs most of the time.

I love that if she gets muddy, steps in dog poo, whatever, I can just hose them off, and in seconds they are ready to wear again.

I got a pair for gardening, but they are so comfy that now I have several pair and wear them all the time. But I have no style to sacrifice. They look much cuter on toddlers/little kids.
Originally Posted by StephS
StephS -- how old is your daughter?

See, they come in size 8/9. And my two year old wears a size 8.5. So they won't fit her very snugly. I'd feel better if she had size 9 feet.

Yes, they do look a lot better on little kid feet!

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Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
And I thought my kid had a big foot! lol
This is Betsy's 2nd summer in crocs! She LIVES in them. Last yr she even wore them into the pool! I think her first pr was a size 5? Right now shes in an 8.

We have to put them away on school days b/c she refuses to wear the strap (slides it over the vamp).
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Yeah, Sophie's crocs are banned from school, too. She still will suggest they "match" her outfit and see if I will say yes. Heh.
My kid wears them (she has 3 pair). I initially got her one pair for "back door" shoes, b/c she was constantly running out into the backyard with no shoes, and our yard has sticker-burrs, plus whatever other barefoot hazards. She hates shoes!

So these are way easy to slip on and off in a hurry. She would get so mad when I made her go back and put shoes on, and these are a no-brainer. They stay on fine, strap or not, but will hinder sprinting. Mine likes to flip the strap up and wear them like clogs most of the time.

I love that if she gets muddy, steps in dog poo, whatever, I can just hose them off, and in seconds they are ready to wear again.

I got a pair for gardening, but they are so comfy that now I have several pair and wear them all the time. But I have no style to sacrifice. They look much cuter on toddlers/little kids.
Originally Posted by StephS
StephS -- how old is your daughter?

See, they come in size 8/9. And my two year old wears a size 8.5. So they won't fit her very snugly. I'd feel better if she had size 9 feet.

Yes, they do look a lot better on little kid feet!

DD loves Dora. For a while there, she literally thought she was Dora.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
And I thought my kid had a big foot! lol
Originally Posted by WileECoyote - Daddy's grl
Are they big? They look perfectly proportional to the rest of her...small even... hmmmm
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Years ago the experts thought small children needed stiff shoes with a lot of support, but now I read that this thinking has changed, and the best thing is shoes that have plenty of toe room and don't cramp the feet. Crocs would fit that bill!

I think they look fine on kids. Kids don't need to worry about fashionable shoes.

I have a pair that my sister gave me and they are very comfortable, but they make my big clodhopper feet look even bigger. I don't wear them much.
Years ago the experts thought small children needed stiff shoes with a lot of support, but now I read that this thinking has changed, and the best thing is shoes that have plenty of toe room and don't cramp the feet. Crocs would fit that bill!

I think they look fine on kids. Kids don't need to worry about fashionable shoes.

I have a pair that my sister gave me and they are very comfortable, but they make my big clodhopper feet look even bigger. I don't wear them much.
Originally Posted by SuZenGuide
I just worry that she'll be running and the shoe will fly off or part of the way off, tripping her. Or that she'll be trying to climb and her foot will come out of the shoe.

But yeah, I agree; I love the fact that they are wide and loose and lightweight. That's the main reason I want to get them. Shoes like this (especially with the little nubs) feel great!

But I think I found another solution -- there's another style of Crocs (not available on zappos) that has a flexible neoprene top/ankle support to keep the clogs on. They're called "Croclings."

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darn you croc people! So now I'll be ordering a pair of scutes for each boys (I'm still not convinced on the bulbous toe of the cayman) and then a pair of Athens for Momma. I might convince hubby to get one of the men's open toed slip ons since he has wide feet too they should do the trick.
I'm also wondering if this would work well for the small one? I'm thinking he may be in the smallest or next to the smallest size (since he wears preschoolians I don't know what his american shoe size would be). Any ideas? Would this be overkill for an 18 month old in the summer?
Originally Posted by marielle448
I just tried some on Karan today at the mall. The Crocs were too big (they start at size 6/7) but they had some other brand called "Dawgs" which fit nicely. But in the end I opted against them. At $25, that's too much for what would be a pretty limited-use shoe (I'm thinking backyard and beach only). I'm also pretty certain that he will pull them off.

So we'll do a combo of barefoot and teva-style sandals in the backyard this year.

But, next year, I'll might get him a pair.
My son and daughter both got a pair last year and LOVED them! My son is very active (he was three when he got his little pair) and he had no problem running around in them.

They couldn't wait to get them back on their feet again when the warmer weather arrived last week and our snow started to disappear.

They actually look really cute on kids I think. And you're right... everyone has them, so I felt a lot of pressure as a mum to keep up with the Jones's!

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