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Old 03-28-2007, 12:20 PM   #1
 
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Anyone have a toddlers who wears Crocs? At what age/shoe size did they start wearing Crocs? Do you think (based on your experience w/ kids wearing Crocs) that they are a bad idea for toddler footwear?

I've always been a clog fan (Dankos for me). And Crocs seem so light and cool for the summer. But even with the strap behind the heel, I wonder how securely they'd stay on the foot?
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I know I'm not answering your question but since you brought the topic up I have a question. My sister bought me a pair of shoes just like this

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except in white. My other sister told me they are gardening shoes. I thought they looked like these 'crocs' things I've heard so much about. Are crocs gardening shoes? I don't have a garden. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with these shoes.
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I'm not sure why they would be a bad idea for anyone (other than they are kinda fugly). My podiatrist highly recommends Crocs for everyone. They are supposed to be good for the feet.

I am considering buying some Crocs for my 2 1/2 year old for the summer. He wears a size 5 right now. I see tons of toddlers in them.

Freecurls, you can wear them around the house, to the beach, to the laundromat, wherever you don't mind sacrificing a little style for comfort.
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:54 PM   #4
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I love my faux crocs.
I don't care if they are ugly, my feet are happy!
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:56 PM   #5
 
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I wear Crocs when I work as a doula. I have 12 hour shifts and am sometimes on my feet for a lot of the day, but even at the end of the day my feet feel fine (maybe a little tired, but they don't actually hurt like they would from other shoes).

I see kids wearing crocs a lot and they seem to work fine for them. But I can see how, with a really rambunctious kid, they might not be secure enough to stay on their feet.
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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.
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I would think they would be just as secure as any sandal on a child that young. You are supposed to wear crocs big, but I would probably get some that would fit them better. I am supposed to wear a size 1/2, but I wear a 12/13 because I need a snugger fit.

I saw a lot of tiny ones wear Disney crocs at Disneyworld. And they are soon making Dora and Spongebob ones... so they must want little ones to wear them!
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I want to get a pair for B - the only thing is I don't know how she'll like shoes that just slip on. She's kinda funny about them if they don't fit right.
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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.
I'm guano-ing... StephS, the outlets in Round Rock now have a crocs outlet. I got a pair for $10 the other day.
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I'm sorry, I can't help but post that Crocs are one of the ugliest things on earth. To all of you who say "but they're so comfortable!" my answer, which I believe I've posted on these boards before, is that big ol' sweatpants and t-shirts and a ponytail are comfortable too. . . but we're not all running around town wearing that. Although, if you were wearing that, then I guess I could understand the Crocs!

Please don't subject your children to these hideous shoes.
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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.
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.
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One of my daycare kiddos has a tiny pair of pink Crocs and loves them. She got them when she was two and has never had any problems with them slipping off or anything. They look so cute on her!
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I'm sorry, I can't help but post that Crocs are one of the ugliest things on earth. To all of you who say "but they're so comfortable!" my answer, which I believe I've posted on these boards before, is that big ol' sweatpants and t-shirts and a ponytail are comfortable too. . . but we're not all running around town wearing that. Although, if you were wearing that, then I guess I could understand the Crocs!

Please don't subject your children to these hideous shoes.
I wouldn't wear them. But they look cute on the kiddies, I think. And leather looks so gross when it's scuffed; they should have at least one nonleather pair of sandals. And open sandals don't protect their toes.

But I'm open to suggestions!
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I'm sorry, I can't help but post that Crocs are one of the ugliest things on earth. To all of you who say "but they're so comfortable!" my answer, which I believe I've posted on these boards before, is that big ol' sweatpants and t-shirts and a ponytail are comfortable too. . . but we're not all running around town wearing that. Although, if you were wearing that, then I guess I could understand the Crocs!

Please don't subject your children to these hideous shoes.
I wear scrubs with my crocs, does that count?
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Our neighbor's kid, who's about 20 months wears them and loves them. They're really cute on him.

Pretty much every kid in my neighborhood wears them. You are so NOT IN if you don't have them! For the kids, anyway!
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I'm sorry, I can't help but post that Crocs are one of the ugliest things on earth. To all of you who say "but they're so comfortable!" my answer, which I believe I've posted on these boards before, is that big ol' sweatpants and t-shirts and a ponytail are comfortable too. . . but we're not all running around town wearing that. Although, if you were wearing that, then I guess I could understand the Crocs!

Please don't subject your children to these hideous shoes.
I don't think really little kids care about what is pretty or ugly or in or out, and most of them are cute anyway whatever they wear!

With a child, my #1 concern for their shoes would be a) do the shoes promote good, healthy foot/bone/back development and growth and b) can they play/develop skills/be active comfortably and safely in them? I don't know if Crocs fit the bill or not....

They'll have plenty of time as an adult to be in style.
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I'm sorry, I can't help but post that Crocs are one of the ugliest things on earth. To all of you who say "but they're so comfortable!" my answer, which I believe I've posted on these boards before, is that big ol' sweatpants and t-shirts and a ponytail are comfortable too. . . but we're not all running around town wearing that. Although, if you were wearing that, then I guess I could understand the Crocs!

Please don't subject your children to these hideous shoes.
I wear scrubs with my crocs, does that count?
I've seen a lot of the nurses, PCA's and CNA's wearing Crocs to work.
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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).
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I'm sorry, I can't help but post that Crocs are one of the ugliest things on earth. To all of you who say "but they're so comfortable!" my answer, which I believe I've posted on these boards before, is that big ol' sweatpants and t-shirts and a ponytail are comfortable too. . . but we're not all running around town wearing that. Although, if you were wearing that, then I guess I could understand the Crocs!

Please don't subject your children to these hideous shoes.
I wear scrubs with my crocs, does that count?
Yes, I'm OK with that. Carry on.
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crocs start at a children's 6/7 I believe.

I was one who swore I'd never wear them due to their ugliness. I love them now, I can't believe my feet feel so good in them. They make models that look like flip-flops or ballet slippers that are less clunky looking than some of the other models.

At Trader Joe's, I see lots of little kids wearing them. Some of them come up to show me the new colors they have - (they know me as the juice lady, so they talk to me for some juice) - and they seem happy to wear them.
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