View Full Version : Will Crocs work for water shoes?

04-30-2006, 10:34 AM
I think I've read somewhere on here before where someone used their crocs for water shoes. Does anyone know if they stay on very well when you are in the water? Does the sand affect them? My daughter and I are both planning to wear crocs instead of actual water shoes, so any input would be appreciated. The ones we bought aren't actual crocs, they are some new airwalks that actually fit sort of like a tennis shoe. They have a back to them instead of the strap, but other than that, they are just like the crocs. I was hoping that maybe they would stay on better in the water. :confused3


Buzz & Woody
04-30-2006, 10:38 AM
I'd give it a try-why not?

04-30-2006, 10:42 AM
I would think that they would work too, but I'm worried about rather or not the sand will pull them off? They do have velcro straps on them though that can be tightened, so I think we are just going to try it. I just don't want my daughter to be stuck without water shoes if they don't work. I'll survive, but I would hate for her to have to walk around in the ocean with no shoes. (She's more daring than me---I'll be happy spending most of my time on shore watching my family! :rotfl2: )

04-30-2006, 12:33 PM
Crocs are O.K. in the sand and water, but would not always be your best choice. I am addicted to my Crocs (the real thing), have had several pairs and wear them almost to the exclusion of all other shoes. The guys who started the whole thing are friends-of-friends, and folks in my neighborhood have been wearing them for ages. Kids and adults. I've worn them on the beach and in tide pools and they do work. One thing I have noticed, is once the bottoms get a bit worn (a year or two) it is easy to slip on wet, smooth cement, despite their non-slip claim. (And very slippery when shoveling snow off driveways and sidewalks if they are icy.) The clog variety lets sand in through the holes in the toes, as does the open clog back. You might want to throw in a pair of flip-flops or elastic beach shoes, just in case. Depending on the age of the kids, they might be a lot more sure-footed in the beach shoes. The malls here are now showing a zori type Croc.

Ohh, and I just found a "turbo" heel strap to cinch them on!



04-30-2006, 06:16 PM
Carla--thanks for your help! I think that I will throw in a pair of water shoes for my daughter just in case the crocs don't work. That strap thing is a great idea!