Good Shoes are Not a Crock

standard September 1, 2011 6 responses

Thank you to Crocs for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about Crocs’ new Back to School line. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.

 Back in May I dragged the girls to a shoe store to get some shoes that could get us through the summer.

My goal was one pair of shoes each, somewhat tough, somewhat durable, definitely comfortable, and overall cheap, because I knew they’d be trashing them in no time.

We left with two pairs each. One fancy and totally non-functional and one pair of what I thought were brilliant no-lace sneakers.

I ended up ruing those shoes all summer long.

Little L’s were fine because we got them on the small side.

C’s were a nightmare. Too big, didn’t stay on her foot, and caused me to spend the whole summer wondering when she’d finally fall down and break her foot.

Today. That’s when.

This very morning I was making mental plans to take the girls shopping for “real” shoes so they’d have good, sturdy, reliable footwear for the school year. Not four hours later we were at the hospital having her foot x-rayed.

It’s a bad joke really.

I’ve procrastinated on every part of our back-to-school shopping. I’m paying extra to rush ship C’s backpack. I had to riffle through the last of the Target school supplies to finish off our class list. And now C’s paying even more for my slacker attitude about back-to-school clothes and shoe shopping.

Poor kid… now she has to do it all on crutches.

One of the reasons I was dragging my feet on this particular shopping excursion is that shopping for shoes is always more challenging than it is fun. The girls always want something cute, fun, or just plain comfy. I’m always angle for something sensible that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

This Fall I might have found something that will fit all of our criteria. The new line of Crocs go way beyond their original slip-ons and even feature some adorable sneakers that I can’t wait to get my hands on. And now? 13 designs are school approved, so not even the strictest teacher can keep your feet from having fun!

Crocs knows that it’s not just toes that want to give up their freedom, so they’re trying to make this back to school season a tad more fun by giving you a chance to win a trip so you can really extend summer into autumn.

And if you want to have fun while discovering the new line, check them all out in this video. Stay alert! The video is interactive. Click on shoes you like to be taken to the site and keep your eyes peeled for this little “easter egg.” Click on it for a surprise!


We’ll go shoe shopping when C’s foot is all better and she can enjoy the experience and I’ll try to not feel too guilty about having slacked on my shopping duties.

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