Product Type: Crocs Hunter Original
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Crocs - You either love them or hate them
Crocs Kids Baya Clog
Member Name: wazza115
Crocs Kids Baya Clog
Advantages: Really lightweight, durable, widely available, comfortable, good price
Disadvantages: Not the best looking
My niece is a couple of years older than my daughter and quite often, Lauren will say to me 'I wish I could have.....' on this occasion, she was referring to a pair of Crocs. Not being a fan of the design, I always managed to put her off but that year, we were going on holiday to Newquay with my sister, and as a present, she decided to buy Lauren a pair. Although I was a little horrified, I did think, 'well at least she can wear them on holiday where nobody knows us' but I also thought they would be good for paddling in the sea.
I have found that despite wearing on the beach and in the sea, the colour of the Crocs is still quite vibrant, and the salt water hasn't has any adverse effects and caused the shoes to fail in any way. Lauren never complained that they rubbed in anyway, nor did I see any signed of this on her feet which I thought was great, especially considering that when she first started to wear, she didn't wear any socks or tights.
As these were a present, I am not sure how much they costs originally but I have just checked online and the price ranges from around £10 up to £25 so I would recommend shopping around. They appear widely available, from places such as Schuh, Debenhams, Sports Direct and also direct from Crocs website. There are lots of different colours available, pink blue, black white etc. There is also a more expensive version which has a fur lining. The Crocs are available from an infant size 1 up to adult sizes.
The Crocs are quite a unique design and I couldn't really compare to anything else on the market. The ones we had were a nice bright pink colour, which I think is what Lauren loved the most about them. They have an open back (which does have a strap which can be lifted up to make more of a full shoe or dropped down to give you a mule). The Crocs come with 13 air holes on top which I later discovered you can buy little charms (called Jibbitz) for around £1 - £2 which you can attach to these air holes. This turned out to be a big hit with Lauren! What I found quite amazing about these shoes is the weight of them, to look at; I imagined that they would be quite heavy as they are really chunky however they were really lightweight.
Being able to use these in the sea was a great benefit, visiting Newquay; I am always concerned about Weaver Fish, so the fact that there were no arguments when I asked Lauren to wear these was great! When we went into the sea, I just adjusted the strap at the back to make them more secure on her feet. There were a couple of instances where one of the Crocs came off, but because these are so light and made of rubber, they floated straight to the top of the water. The also proved brilliant if we went looking in the rock pools as they provided protection from the sharp rocks and shells.
For her age, my daughter has quite large feet and seems to very quickly outgrow her shoes however the Crocs did last her two summers before I finally managed to throw them away last year (I think if I didn't, she would still try and wear them this year!)
Overall, I have missed feelings about the shoes, they are comfy, my daughter loved them and the price isn't too bad, but for me, it is just the look of them that puts me off; and for that reason, I would only give 4 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.