Product Type: Crocs Hunter Original
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Crocs Kids Baya Clog
Member Name: azana
Crocs Kids Baya Clog
Advantages: quality item
Disadvantages: more pricey
I bought both of my kids pairs of these Baya Crocs in the bright pink pictured at the height of Summer, for £13 each from Amazon. I purchased sizes 10-11 and 12-13 (these shoes come in dual sizes) and as soon as they arrived they were almost permanently on my daughters' feet. Despite lots of wear they are as good as new, and definitely have proved to be a far better buy than the non-branded versions I'd bought in previous years, which are just not as good in our experience.
The crocs are made of a very good quality plastic which seems to mould to the feet - there are tiny little studs under your feet which mean the foot doesn't slip around in wear. This does mean the shoes takes a little time to wear in, but both my children found the shoes comfortable from the off. The ventilation in the side of the shoe of this the newest croc design for kids certainly isn't discrete, but on the scale of crocs this is quite a good looking shoe and it can be accessorised with Jibbitz - little studs that go through the hole on the top of the shoe.
The sole of the shoe isn't as thick as the slightly more expensive croc band shoe, also available for kids - this is a more light weight shoe that is, in my opinion, perfect for beach and Summer wear, easily slipped on and off. My daughters like to wear theirs with dresses, jeans and shorts alike and even in the Winter months we find it the perfect shoe for going to swimming lessons as it's easily slipped on and off and is pretty well non-slip on a wet surface. The band at the back can be worn forwards or backwards for a snugger fit. Mainly my kids seem to prefer the band to the back.
As these are a generous fit, I do think they will last for two Summers, certainly by the end of one there was virtually no sign of wear to the shoe, which comes up as good as new when washed and which had survived various beaches, parks and even woodland walks. For this reason I personally don't mind the fact that they are a little bit more expensive - you can buy imitation shoes but I think that crocs are one area where it's actually worth buying the branded item. This particular shoe comes in a range of colours; a lighter pink but also navy, black, white and green, so it's perfect for boys as well as girls, though obviously whether you like the look of them is very much down to personal taste - I think they look cute on kids. Prices vary quite considerably from £10-25 depending on where you but them, so it's worth hunting around for the best deal and making sure you are getting the genuine item. These crocs are a wardrobe staple for my children and I will be buying more when they outgrow these, definitely a very good purchase and one I would recommend.
Summary: wardrobe staple