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KimDis
06-16-2006, 01:08 AM
Okay, I know I put myself at risk for a lots of flames as so many people love these but I have to share this for anyone who's trying to order directly from crocs hq so that they DON'T go through what I have so far.

About 6 weeks ago I read here how great crocs are. Now when I went to EPCOT in Jan my feet were sore after half a day in the park so I was excited at even a bit of relief. Also, my mom has heel spurs, bad ankles and knee issues so anything that could help my over 60 DM out and make this a better trip for her is important as we both are in LOVE with WDW and want to do everything when we're there.

So I ordered two pairs (athens & nile), one for each of us, from the crocs site. Five weeks before our departure. And then I told my DM and made a big deal out of it to her.

About a week and a half ago I began to wonder where my shoes were, so I went online... only to discover that my order had not shipped. Now I'm sure I could have learned this sooner had I checked on the order, but I work two jobs and do a host of other things as well and I've been swamped. I ordered these online to lessen the amount of work I'd have to do, not increase it. :surfweb:

So I called crocs customer service and after SEVERAL tries I actually reached a live person in sales. Turns out they were out of stock of my choices. Ok, no problem - just needed a call or e-mail to tell me that instead of me having to call them 4 weeks later.

So the cust service guy assured me I could still get my flip flops (my mom's wasn't going to happen so that started a huge shoe search) and that they WERE in stock and that he'd expedite the shipping for free. GREAT! No problem. I express my concern because now we have about a week to make it happen. He assures me I'll get my shoes on time.

And here is where I admit my mistake. I got busy as I had several visitors for business and pleasure over the next week. And I didn't think to go online. But when my shoes didn't come on Wed, I got worried. :sad2:

So I went online and guess what? My shoes that were being personally expedited HAD NOT SHIPPED one week later. :badpc: And I now had 1 day to find shoes for myself. Now, I was trying to be calm, but this was the 2nd time! I recognize that this is probably just the result of HUGE demand, but no one called or emailed me to say the shoes weren't coming. If I had just known, I would have made time to get something instead of scrambling around like a crazy woman.

I tried to reach someone, only to find out reception is in a different bldg than customer service at crocs, and no one in the reception building could reach anyone directly in the other bldg so I could only be transferred to voicemail. And no one returned any of my messages. :furious: AND my credit card still has a pending charge and I have no sandals.

So at 7pm I had a early flight and several hours of work, packing and everything else ahead of me. And no sandals for my trip. :sad2:

Because my feet were killing me, I went to Dick's Sporting Goods and bought the crocs. And then I thought as I drove away... if I keep these shoes, then they're getting my money. So I went out and got a pair of Merrell's. They're okay but cost twice what my crocs did.

What to do. I'm mad, but I'm also have low arches and my feet are even now killing me from a week in heels.

What would you do? :listen:

emma'smom
06-16-2006, 08:04 AM
I had the same issue with the Crocs website last summer (and so did my Mom with a seperate order). I waited over six weeks with my dd3 saying "Are my purple crocs here yet?" every day. Finally I called and left long, pleading, begging messages at every number I could find- "Please, if it is about the adult shoes...just cancel them....just send the child's shoes...please!!!". Two weeks later, both set of shoes showed up. My mother was still waiting for her order 8 weeks after she placed it. She ended up buying the knock-offs so she would have something.

This year, I learned. I went to Nordstrom and Von Mauer and bought Crocs for all! The company may annoying...but they have great shoes!

missmun52
06-17-2006, 12:18 AM
Well, the service may not be great but the shoes are. I would not pay twice the amount for shoes not as good. Dont buy them from the site just go to the store. Also you can get them for the same price at other stores online if you dont have time to shop.

And the airwalk ones from payless are great. I tried them on today and I have to say that they are really good, i plan to get a pair and for only 14.99. I have seen where many on these boards loved them. You can order them online or go to the stores. ( I may heave even liked them as much as the real things which i had on at the time)

Luv2Roam
06-17-2006, 06:59 AM
sigh... Von Maur... I miss that store. :blush:

SueM in MN
06-17-2006, 08:08 AM
If you want actual Crocs, I'd suggest ordering from zappos.com (http://www.zappos.com/n/br/b/899.html) They have the most awesome customer service and you CAN reach a real person (a real person who is very helpful, I might add). My oldest DD had ordered 2 pairs of shoes from them. When you add the shoes to the shopping cart, it tells you whether or not they are currently in stock (and even how many pairs of those are in stock). She got an email from them after ordering that gave the estimated time for shipping and when they would/should arrive. She ordered on a Friday night and they actually came on Monday.

I ordered 2 pairs of shoes and missed the part where you put in for expidited shipping (which was an extra charge over the free shipping they were offering - my DD had the free shipping, by the way). I called back to ask if I could add the faster shipping and they were very good. I got an email that said my order had been modified to arrive earlier and then I got another email that said they had added their faster service as a gift to me (so I got an upgrade from zappos!)

tmt martins
06-17-2006, 08:33 AM
For the longest time Crocs didn't even take on-line orders just refered you to a place to purchase .I think they still don't have it set up or the personel to handle small orders.

Zappos and NOFEAR (online or clothing) are the 2 best at getting crocs on-line And DICKS has them all over the stores now.

WantToGoNow
06-17-2006, 09:44 AM
I ordered my Crocs from Zappos and had them 3 days later -- without paying for express shipping. I have also seen them in the local Dick's and most Hallmark stores. I bought a pair of the Airwalk's (shoe style not sandal or clog - the Croc brand is $59.99 and I paid $19.99) that I could wear to work and wore them for the first time yesterday -- they were wonderful. I had my dh try on a pair of Airwalk's -- although he said they were comfortable he also said he'd never wear them. Every Disney trip he has problems with his feet getting really sore and having trouble walking -- I was hoping to alleviate tihs some. Maybe I'll buy them and pack them and then when he starts complaining, I'll pull them out and see if he'll wear them.

newnana
06-17-2006, 05:04 PM
I made the big mistake in buying them. Their CS is terrible and I know this will make some folks mad, but I got blisters on the sides of my feet where the Croc logo attaches to the back strap. I never get blisters, but crocs ripped up my feet something awful. I gave the shoes to my teen DD, hoping she could get some wear out of them...guess what??? She also got blisters from them. I won't even give them to the Goodwill. CRAP pure and simple. If you want to try these, I suggest getting a pair of knockoffs at one of the discount shoe stores or even K-Mart.

famofsix
06-17-2006, 11:27 PM
I won't even give them to the Goodwill.

I am sorry they did not work out for you. Give them to Goodwill you can write off your loss then too. It will make someone happy, I am sure... especially if it's someone from the budget board on the DIS. :sunny: There post will go something like...OMGoodness I got real Crocs at Goodwill for 2.99 and then you'll see a little dancing :banana:
pixiedust:

mama4
06-18-2006, 07:32 AM
I made the big mistake in buying them. Their CS is terrible and I know this will make some folks mad, but I got blisters on the sides of my feet where the Croc logo attaches to the back strap. I never get blisters, but crocs ripped up my feet something awful. I gave the shoes to my teen DD, hoping she could get some wear out of them...guess what??? She also got blisters from them. I won't even give them to the Goodwill. CRAP pure and simple. If you want to try these, I suggest getting a pair of knockoffs at one of the discount shoe stores or even K-Mart.
:confused3 I have heard of this happening to some people. I can certainly see why that would be uncomfortable. I haven't had an issue with them thank goodness. Wore them to Disney last April and it was only time I haven't gotten sore legs/feet after the first day. I wore a different sandal the next day and then changed bk to the crocs the third day. I was much better off by the end of that day than dh (who adamantly refuses to wear them) I got them for myself first, then got some for my mom, then my sister bought them for herself,her four kids and teenage stepdaughter. My two youngest ds's will have some soon too (sis found them at a shoe store in st pete for buy 1 get 1 50% off so I had her get some for my boys) Everyone loves them so far. We all make fun of how they look but we don't care because they are so comfy.

diannaneglia
06-18-2006, 08:06 AM
I made the big mistake in buying them. Their CS is terrible and I know this will make some folks mad, but I got blisters on the sides of my feet where the Croc logo attaches to the back strap. I never get blisters, but crocs ripped up my feet something awful. I gave the shoes to my teen DD, hoping she could get some wear out of them...guess what??? She also got blisters from them. I won't even give them to the Goodwill. CRAP pure and simple. If you want to try these, I suggest getting a pair of knockoffs at one of the discount shoe stores or even K-Mart.

I am so sorry they did not work out for you or your daughter...but I have to say...I wore mine at WDW three weeks ago and my feet were absolutely wonderful at the end of the day. Maybe yours did not fit right? I just can't imagine blisters from them. I also wear highlander Crocs to work and I am on my feet alot...they are equally wonderful!

In WDW, we saw ALOT of people wearing Crocs...funny...we even say a family of 6 wearing them...we were like...'look, the Croc family!'...lol!

I would not hesitate to wear them again...for anything...but then that is my opinion...I guess they aren't for everyone.

ENSOCK
06-18-2006, 08:33 AM
Just back from WDW and I wore my Croc flip flops for the first day. They wore a blister under my toe from the band. I switched to my Teva Flip flops but with the blister it did not help. :furious: I had to switch to my tennis shoes for the rest of the trip. It was ok but not as cool. O well I was in Disney so who cared. :banana:

littleladykaty
06-19-2006, 09:12 AM
Another fan of Zappos.com here!! They are FAB in the customer service department!!! Their shipping is lightning fast, but you pay for that in the increased prices of shoes. They some of the highest prices on the web, but if you want your shoes promptly and need a very friendly and helpful CS department, Zappos is the way to go!!

Dick's Sports has a HUGE selection of crocs...this is in New Jersey, I don't know you have Dick's Sports where you live. DO NOT order from them online though, TERRIBLE in every way! But go buy them in person if you can!!

that being said...birkenstocks are the most supportive shoe I've ever found. Crocs ARE light and airy but I didn't find that they had any arch support whatsoever...now if you DO want the open airy type of shoe, I had better luck with the NothinZ brand...not as wide and clown looking as the Crocs and they have much better arch support. Made with the same material. Diamonds instead of circles in the top of the shoe! I found those on Shoes.com!

good luck!!! princess: :wizard:

bsusanmb
06-20-2006, 07:23 PM
I bought my first crocs to wear to work - I am a nurse, an old nurse with bad feet, and too much weight to carry around. They were great - and my plantar fasciitis didn't hurt at all. So, I took them to WDW for 10 days in June and it was 90+ degrees - now, I don't wear them without short socks ever, but I didn't get any blisters at all!!! I even wore wet socks in the rain with them and it was great - I always get tons of blisters in WDW and use boxes and boxes of bandaids. Maybe the socks is the answer to blister prevention with crocs. They are wide and boxy, but I don't care when my feet don't hurt!

christinadei
06-21-2006, 12:56 PM
I bought my first crocs to wear to work - I am a nurse, an old nurse with bad feet, and too much weight to carry around. They were great - and my plantar fasciitis didn't hurt at all. So, I took them to WDW for 10 days in June and it was 90+ degrees - now, I don't wear them without short socks ever, but I didn't get any blisters at all!!! I even wore wet socks in the rain with them and it was great - I always get tons of blisters in WDW and use boxes and boxes of bandaids. Maybe the socks is the answer to blister prevention with crocs. They are wide and boxy, but I don't care when my feet don't hurt!

I love my crocs adn have extra weight as well, and they are great, but I got blisters as well. at the end of my first day in disney, my feet didn't hurt at all, other than the 2 blisters. so I had to switch shoes, but it sucked because my feet were so comfortable. I wear them all the time and never get blisters except for when I wore a different pair to seaworld. I guess all the sweating and walking makes me get them. The first time it was beaches and the 2nd time niles, but the blister was in the same spot, so I may try moleskin in those hotspots next time.

I got DS6 crocs for seaworld and he got blisters when he wore them to school, so he decided to wear low socks at seaworld. I thought that they looked silly, but his feet were happy.

I'm goign to get moleskin this trip and keep checkign for hotspots and use it at the slightest sign. I think I'll bring us both socks just in case. We may look silly, but oh well ;)

KimDis
06-23-2006, 04:55 PM
Well I'm back... I used the crocs and never wore the Merrill's. I wore my croc flip flops every day and only got a blister on the last day because I didn't take a break the way I had the days before. They were really comfortable. And the customer service people finally called me late the next day to say they were cancelling my order per my final frustrated voicemail.

Funny thing.. after calling all over town to get the flip flop crocs (they are usually only at Dick's Sporting Goods in my neck of the woods) ... I actually saw them at a kiosk in the airport. :rotfl: Hah! I could have gotten them there and spared myself the hassle... :rotfl2:

Well I saw quite a few croc wearers in WDW, although no one with my flip flops... And they were definitely a good buy, I just won't ever order from them directly.

Foofness
06-24-2006, 11:03 PM
Another fan of Zappos.com here!! They are FAB in the customer service department!!! Their shipping is lightning fast, but you pay for that in the increased prices of shoes. They some of the highest prices on the web, but if you want your shoes promptly and need a very friendly and helpful CS department, Zappos is the way to go!!


And yet another fan of Zappos... So far no one has mentioned that they ship for free BOTH WAYS... If the first pair of Crocs you buy doesn't fit... send them back at no charge and order another pair... Zappos is wonderful...

Come on Sept.!!!!!... :Pinkbounc

safetymom
06-25-2006, 05:52 PM
There is a Croc's store in the Orlando airport for those that decide they need them when they get here.

ihavefaith2
06-27-2006, 09:27 AM
I just wanted to tell everyone about the Airwalk "crocs" from Payless. They are a generic kind of croc. They are called the Airwalk Garden Clogs. They are MUCH cheaper than the name brand and MUCH more comfortable. You can find them at Payless shoe stores or get them online from their website. I highly recommend these instead of "real" crocs. They are wonderful. I'm extremely picky about my shoes and how they feel. I hardly ever wear anything but tennis shoes with good arch support. Anyway, these have great arch support and are very soft. They don't rub either. I would have never considered wearing anything to Disney except for broken in tennis shoes until I found these. They are great! I think everyone needs a pair.:)

disneynutinpa
06-27-2006, 09:41 AM
I hate to ask this and sound gross, but do your feet sweat and smell in Crocs. Our Hallmark sells them and every time I go in, I think about buying them and look at them, but I'm scared. It just seems like with the rubbery material that your feet would really sweat. Also, do you wear them with or without socks?

KimDis
06-28-2006, 10:23 PM
No, happy to say my feet didn't sweat or smell. And it was ridiculously hot and humid down there. They don't feel rubbery on your feet... I had flip flops though so I didn't do the socks thing.

DisneyFan06
06-29-2006, 08:40 AM
No, happy to say my feet didn't sweat or smell. And it was ridiculously hot and humid down there. They don't feel rubbery on your feet... I had flip flops though so I didn't do the socks thing.

I purchased the Athens, as well. I am waiting to get them and break them in before my trip begins on July 15! :cool1: I heard that even when it is raining it is not slippery inside the actual shoe - is this true? I also heard they dry very quickly - is this true? It was because of these reasons, I started looking into purchasing a pair in the first place. Now I am anxiously waiting them in the mail! :cheer2:

DisneyGirl4188
06-29-2006, 10:47 AM
I tried on the Airwalks from Payless, but they weren't very comfortable. I am a 9.5, so I usually size up with sandals to a 10. With the Airwalks, my toes touched the tip of the shoe. I then tried an 11, but they were HUGE. Does anyone have this problem? (I really liked the tie dye blue they had).

I did just get a pair of Birkenstocks and so far I like them. However, I think at WDW I will just go with tennis shoes.

princess anakin
06-29-2006, 11:18 PM
Im sorry that you had so many problems with the dealer of crocs. they really are great shoes for them to have such bad customer service. i sell shoes at our local von maur, so i see alot of people with problems with there feet. i havent heard of anyone getting blisters until the posts. i would almost wonder if that is a combo of sweat and improper fit. anways, i was going to tell you that you can call any von maur and then will send you product for free. they have free shipping to anywhere in the us. and since theres no von maur near you, then you wouldnt have to pay sells tax either. just an fYI. hope this helps. good luck, to all happy feet. or not so happy!! :wizard:

princess anakin
06-29-2006, 11:25 PM
sorry forgot to mention, the crocs have a special antimicrobial material so there not suppose to absorb sweat! therefore no smell. im not sure if the off brands are made out of this or not but the croc brand is. hope that helps all you smelly feet. lol :dance3:

Disney Crazy Debbie
06-30-2006, 06:41 AM
I saw on this post that several people had problems and got blisters. I am a fairly new Crocs wearer and am breaking them and my feet in for WDW in August so I wore them over Memorial Day when we went camping to Williamsburg, VA's Busch Garden. My feet did sweat a little but I had some body glide in my purse which I applied immediately and I had no further problem. They were great but I was disappointed that my feet sweated but there aren't any shoes that I am have where they don't (only barefoot stops the sweats must be my WV blood!:rotfl2: ). So am certain that I will make certain that I either have socks on or carrying Body Glide.

For those unfamiliar with this product I read about it on the DISboard and it is available at most drug stores, k-mart, walmart and sports equipment stores (I got mine at the Sports Authority.).

TravelinGal
06-30-2006, 10:28 AM
I made the big mistake in buying them. Their CS is terrible and I know this will make some folks mad, but I got blisters on the sides of my feet where the Croc logo attaches to the back strap. I never get blisters, but crocs ripped up my feet something awful. I gave the shoes to my teen DD, hoping she could get some wear out of them...guess what??? She also got blisters from them. I won't even give them to the Goodwill. CRAP pure and simple. If you want to try these, I suggest getting a pair of knockoffs at one of the discount shoe stores or even K-Mart.

When I got mine it was still pretty cool here in CO, so I wore them with socks. I'd read that a few people have problems with blisters where the strap rivets are. To make sure it wouldn't be a problem at WDW, I started to wear them around the house without socks. I did feel a tender spot one day, but no redness or blistering. Since I was home, I just took them off for the day (or did I put socks back on? don't remember - just changed the situation). Waited a day and tried them barefoot again for about 2 hours. No problems. So I started wearing them all day barefoot at home. Still had to do socks going outside, but what do you want in CO in Feb?? LOL

PLEASE do not recommend K-Mart or Target knock offs (without trying them first). They are horrible! Airwalks are a decent knock off to recommend from what I hear.

My new discovery - Nothinz. They are hard to find, but they have more arch support than Crocs and they have a cushier heel. They also have more tread. I found some at a local sporting goods store and tried them on. Didn't like the color choices, so I went to shoes.com now that I had my size (a size larger than crocs!) paid with my visa (through a link I found doing a search for coupons for shoe.com) and got them for $22. Great shipping time.
Love the way they feel. Never thought I'd find a shoe I liked more than Crocs - especially for less money!!!
I tried one Nothinz on and one Crocs on at the same time and I couldn't believe how flat the Crocs felt. The Nothinz shoe is the answer for those who like Crocs but need more arch support. They are also a little narrower. Not quite as 'funny' looking. OK - who am I trying to kid - they all look funny! :rotfl2:

pugdog
06-30-2006, 10:47 AM
I ordered my Crocs from Zappos and had them 3 days later -- without paying for express shipping. I have also seen them in the local Dick's and most Hallmark stores. I bought a pair of the Airwalk's (shoe style not sandal or clog - the Croc brand is $59.99 and I paid $19.99) that I could wear to work and wore them for the first time yesterday -- they were wonderful.
Iv'e never seen them over $30 for the basic brand here. And thats at the Crocs store at the Mall Of America.

TravelinGal
06-30-2006, 04:25 PM
Originally Posted by WantToGoNow
I ordered my Crocs from Zappos and had them 3 days later -- without paying for express shipping. I have also seen them in the local Dick's and most Hallmark stores. I bought a pair of the Airwalk's (shoe style not sandal or clog - the Croc brand is $59.99 and I paid $19.99) that I could wear to work and wore them for the first time yesterday -- they were wonderful.

Iv'e never seen them over $30 for the basic brand here. And thats at the Crocs store at the Mall Of America.

I think WantToGoNow may have been referring to this model. It lists on the Crocs site at $49.99 (so $59.99 is still high) Airwalks does have a similar model.

http://shop.crocs.com/images/Product/icon/18.jpg

I still like my new Nothinz better...and I really never thought I'd say I liked anything better than Crocs for comfort! I did notice there is a new shoe on the Crocs site that may draw me back in - I'll have to try it in person to compare. It's called the Cloud and the description says

"introducing our crocs rx diabetic shoe. specifically designed with the diabetic foot in mind. ideal for ultra-sensitive feet, impaired circulation, impaired sensation. design features: protective toe cap, elevated heel rim and super soft foot bed"

As well as another one that doesn't have the big toe cap (which doesn't help the appearance of these crazy things. called "Relief"

"introducing the crocs rx relief. ultra soft sole provides a cushioning effect for plantar pain, heel pain, metatarsalgia, and generally achy feet; wide toe box is ideal for many post-op conditions, as well as, bunions."

Lady Cluck
07-02-2006, 02:11 PM
I tried on the Airwalks from Payless, but they weren't very comfortable. I am a 9.5, so I usually size up with sandals to a 10. With the Airwalks, my toes touched the tip of the shoe. I then tried an 11, but they were HUGE. Does anyone have this problem? (I really liked the tie dye blue they had)...

Me too. The Payless brand apparently runs small, so had to go up a half size. The shoes seemed comfortable enough, but (insert Donald Duck voice here) "Boy oh Boy, they looked like duck feet, size 14."

At least I got my daily laugh out of trying them on!

jessica52877
07-03-2006, 12:53 PM
I have two knock off pairs, one from walmart and another from fred's (a smaller type walmart). They are both great and each were under $10. I wear them all the time with no problem. DH loves his. DS can't wear his though without socks, where the strap is hooked on whatever that piece is made of eats right through his foot. It is the oddest thing. He is 3 and loved them. We all actually went down a size in the ones from walmart so sounds you just gotta try them on.

DH loved them so much he went to get a real pair of crocs and after trying them on decided his walmart pair was just as good and left it at what he has. I think shoes are different for everyone! Enjoy whatever you have. I LOVE mine!

DianneP
07-05-2006, 07:35 AM
I agree about the blisters! My three year old son got blisters exactly in the same place.
It was his birthday party on Sat. and by night time he kept complaining about his "ouchy" on his feet.I took off his Crocs and there were two blisters on each foot just where the plastic round thing sits on the strap!
I'm questioning the shoe too now after seeing that!!
Thanks for sharing.

bsusanmb
07-05-2006, 07:53 AM
Where is the kiosk with the crocs at the Orlando airport? What terminal?
Anyone know?

Love my crocs!

mom2cookies
07-05-2006, 07:59 AM
i have a pair of the Airwalks from Payless. I have been wearing them for about two months. I have two " complaints " about them.

1. My feet do sweat in them and they get black on the bottom ( yes the shoes are black)
2. THEY SQUEAK!!!!!!! what is up with that? :confused3 :rotfl2:

when i walk the left shoe squeaks. My dear brother asked me from across the yard why my shoes were squeaking. I just told him i was getting old. But if he can hear me across the yard! How can i possibly wear them to WDW in sept?

I have sprinkled powder inside the shoes, but that did stay for long. Any tips?

safetymom
07-05-2006, 08:52 AM
It isn't a kiosk but a store. It is in the main terminal in the A hallway near the food court.

kaysmommie
07-05-2006, 02:27 PM
I Also had a problem with Crocs online store. I bought 3 pairs and later DH decided he wanted a pair too. So I called to see if I could add a pair to get free S&H but waited on hold for 2 hours. The direct line told me I had a 19 minute wait but it was more like 130 minutes :furious: and I was Furious by then. Anyway I never talked to a person after all that waiting. I went online and Emailed as well as leaving a message on the voicemail and no one responded. Three days later my order still hasn't shipped so I called back and finally got a person and told him to cancel both orders. I asked for a cancelation # and he said he would email it to me. Still have not recieved and email and it looks like my order is still pending. This has made me want to switch to Teva's for the whole family. I finally ordered them from No Fear Gear and hopefully I won't have to call back Crocs Customer service again but I was freaking out last time after that long wait for nothing. I"m done now! :goodvibes

christinadei
07-05-2006, 06:31 PM
I agree about the blisters! My three year old son got blisters exactly in the same place.
It was his birthday party on Sat. and by night time he kept complaining about his "ouchy" on his feet.I took off his Crocs and there were two blisters on each foot just where the plastic round thing sits on the strap!
I'm questioning the shoe too now after seeing that!!
Thanks for sharing.

The same thing happens with my 6yo DS! I am thinking that maybe they are too small, even though they look like they fit. Crocs are supposed to be big. I'm wondering if a bigger size will help. I hate to spend $30 on another pair when I JUST bought these. Ugh. He loves them though.

Mickey&Donald
07-06-2006, 12:24 AM
i have a pair of the Airwalks from Payless. I have been wearing them for about two months. I have two " complaints " about them.

1. My feet do sweat in them and they get black on the bottom ( yes the shoes are black)
2. THEY SQUEAK!!!!!!! what is up with that? :confused3 :rotfl2:

when i walk the left shoe squeaks. My dear brother asked me from across the yard why my shoes were squeaking. I just told him i was getting old. But if he can hear me across the yard! How can i possibly wear them to WDW in sept?

I have sprinkled powder inside the shoes, but that did stay for long. Any tips?

Honestly... it just sounds like the results of cheap knockoffs to me. My DH wears black Crocs and his feet have never been black after ward. Neither of us have ever heard squeaking coming from our Crocs, either.

TravelinGal
07-06-2006, 01:38 PM
Don't know about Airwalks, but my Crock (Black) and my Nothinz (dark blue) do not discolor my feet - nor do they squeak.

jessyj1977
07-06-2006, 10:24 PM
I purchased the Athens, as well. I am waiting to get them and break them in before my trip begins on July 15! :cool1: I heard that even when it is raining it is not slippery inside the actual shoe - is this true? I also heard they dry very quickly - is this true? It was because of these reasons, I started looking into purchasing a pair in the first place. Now I am anxiously waiting them in the mail! :cheer2:
I really liked my crocs except for my foot sliding around on th einside ofthe shoe. I was in Disney during tropical storm Alberto but we decided to go to the parks dispite of the down pours. I found that it was very uncomfortable when they got wet and since they are wide there is alot of room for movement.

Kaler131
06-13-2007, 05:36 PM
The best place online that I have found to buy Crocs is on the Dick's Sporting Goods website. I ordered my pair at Zappos.com and had to wait 3-4 weeks because they were on "back order". I ordered three pairs from Dicks (three seperate times) for my sons and each pair arrived in about three days!


My sons and I all LOVE our Crocs! We wore them to Kings Island for 3 days and Cedar Point for four days (8-10 hour days!) and had NO PROBLEMS at all. I walk a LOT at work and I wear my Crocs every time....and I absolutely LOVE them!

cryssi
06-13-2007, 06:39 PM
I've bought mine at shoebuy, but their stock has been low. I've particularly been looking for sassaris. Anyway, I found a new place shoesonashoestring.com that has a whole bunch of crocs. Pricing is average, and shipping is $8 for the first pair - although if you order $99 it is free! I ordered yesterday and they were shipped today! :banana: No tax b/c I'm in CA and they are in AZ.

I have the athens which I love, but I've found that when they get wet, they are slippery! They also don't have enough support for me, so while they are great for just bumming around and going shopping, I wouldn't do a day of parks in them. I also have Primas which are terrible b/c of the sizing. I bought some Cleos also, but those are going back b/c they are too small. I tried on the next larger size at Macy's but decided I didn't like them...

jackskellingtonsgirl
06-14-2007, 08:48 AM
I have 6 pairs of Crocs and I love them, but they are not without flaws. My pink Disney Crocs are HUGE even though they are the same size as my others. I sent one pair back because they were even BIGGER than the pair I have now! There is no way I can wear them without socks.

I have never had blisters from my Crocs, but when I wore them at WDW last summer I got those same blisters on the sides of my feet that other folks have mentioned. I just think the amount of walking is so huge that even well worn shoes will blister. I also had blisters from my Birkenstocks (big toe) and my Tevas (little toe), so I ended up coming home in flip flops because those were the only shoes that didn't touch the blisters!

DS wore ankle socks with his Crocs at WDW. He looked ridiculous but he didn't have a single blister. This year I bought some low cut socks for him.;)

Theatre_Princess
06-14-2007, 02:47 PM
I have a very special pair that I'm sure everyone here will like. :) they are DISNEY CROCS!! :cloud9:
http://shop.crocs.com/pc-61-4-disney-beach.aspx?reqid=61&reqProdTypeId=41p&subsectionname=footwear&section=products
that's the link for a picture and they also have pirate crocs! :)
My mom, me and my brother all have the Disney crocs.:upsidedow They are so cute because instead of the generic circles on the top they have the three circles in the shape of a mickey head. THEY'RE ADORABLE!!:love:
I honestly haven't worn mine that much but my brother wears them 24-7 and loves them. He hasn't told me of any blisters but then again he ware's his with socks a lot of the time so that may be the reason.:confused3
I know my mom ordered them through the internet but I'm not sure which site she used so i have no input there, but I do like my crocs and they haven't given me any problems. ;)

LauraAnn630
06-14-2007, 02:56 PM
We ran into display of Crocs the other day. I called DH over to check them out. I was thinking there is no way hes going to buy these!

I told him how a lot of people here just love em!

Someone else told me at Olive Garden she bought them after knee surgery and wont wear anything else. DH just had knee surgery.

He tried them on and bought them. We bought a pair for DS (5) too.
DS can put them on and we dont have to worry about tieing them!!
We bought them at a garden center.

They love them! DH said, "Thanks for telling me about these shoes!":love:

Im still looking for Disney ones.

My problem is, if I buy the black and red ones, I have one outfit they will match. Why dont they make them all black?
Do you wear them even tho they do not match your clothes????

MissMet
06-14-2007, 07:47 PM
I had posted this on another forum but I think it would fit here as well...

Kind of off topic...but I once heard great advise about Disney & blisters. Lots of women, like myself, before going on vacation get a pedicure & that's the worst thing you can do. This causes blisters, because they exfoliate the dead skin off so there's no protection for your foot. If you're like me & you HAVE to have your toes done, just do it yourself or tell them not to exfoliate at all. :thumbsup2

Theatre_Princess
06-14-2007, 10:46 PM
Im still looking for Disney ones.

My problem is, if I buy the black and red ones, I have one outfit they will match. Why dont they make them all black?
Do you wear them even tho they do not match your clothes????

I found out that my mom got ours at Dick's sporting goods.;)
As far as "Do you ware them even though they don't match your clothes"... like I said I don't ware mine much, but my brother wares them no matter what.
I also don't know if you know, but they make them in creamish and pink also.(princess) those might match more than black and red.:)

ZoZo
06-15-2007, 11:51 PM
If you want actual Crocs, I'd suggest ordering from zappos.com (http://www.zappos.com/n/br/b/899.html) They have the most awesome customer service and you CAN reach a real person (a real person who is very helpful, I might add).


I second the motion about zappos.com! They're wonderful. I ordered a pair of shoes about two weeks ago. When they arrived (right on schedule), I found that, in addition to the ones I ordered, they had sent me an extra pair (of a different shoe). I called Zappos and asked them how to ship the "mistake" back. They were so grateful for my honesty in returning the pair I didn't order, they send me a free coupon for $25 off my next purchase! Needless to say, I'm a loyal Zappos customer!

4 DZNY NUTZ
06-18-2007, 09:55 PM
ordered mine from dickssportinggoods.com & got them in about 3 days. Free shipping also!!

KimDis
06-19-2007, 11:14 AM
Since I started this little discussion, I figured this was a good time to give an update. For anyone who's in the valley of decision or new to this board, it's been a year since I got my crocs and they are still amazing! Just got back from Spain and I was in major pain after wearing "cute" sandals for the 24 hours it took us to get to our resort.

Got a foot massage on the beach the next morning and slipped on my crocs and by the next day my feet were back to normal. BTW I saw crocs in stores and being worn while I was in Spain!

I LOVE my crocs! Get the real deals. They are worth twice as much as I paid. No worries, no color issues. Are they the most fashionable or cute shoes I've ever worn, no. Are they the only shoes I'll trust not to hurt my feet? You bet!

Thanks to everyone for giving such great tips on how to NOT go through my ordeal. Now I have shopping options for my next croc purchase.

samiandsky
09-10-2009, 09:52 PM
Okay, let me start off by saying, I wear crocs all the time, I even wear mammoth ones in the winter here in Michigan with socks, that's how much I love my crocs.

BUT, my 7 year old, doesn't do so well with crocs. She has a flat foot... i've bought her mary jane crocs, and flip flop crocs, and beach crocs and disney crocs, and they all cause blisters on the inside of her foot where the circle is that attaches the strap to the shoe.

She complained of toe pain, for so long I took her to the podiatrist, had xrays done, etc... her foot was fine, but it was the crocs causing her problems. The podiatrist said he HATES crocs, and called them crap. He said that the reason her toe hurt was because when she walks the feet slip forward from sweating and she jams her toe into the front of the shoe over and over again, which in turns jams the toe and causes pain. He also said the blisters are caused by having flat feet.

Flat feeted people tend to walk inward while they walk, and he said there is no way around it. He told me to get her out of the crocs NOW, or she will continue to have problems with her feet.


So no more crocs for her. For me however... I still love them for me....no matter what he says... but for my little girl, she ends up in too much pain from them.

I wish she had an option without those stupid little buttons... but then her toe would still jam up... UGH@

solar
09-11-2009, 05:19 PM
Wow, sorry you had a bad experience with them - that had to be frustrating.

I've only had good experiences with them.

I've ordered from their site on 3 separate occasions and always had fast service.

The first time, I even had to exchange a pair, since they weren't wide enough for me (a certain style)...and it was quick and painless.

During this latest sale, I ordered 4 pair of Athens, since they were buy one/get one, and had them in about a week's time.

tam626
09-12-2009, 02:35 PM
I have also gotten some of my Crocs from Zappos & also try a site called 6pm. I got some from there. I have also gotten them directly from Crocs. Sometimes I get them in good time & sometimes it takes weeks.

delaneyc52
09-13-2009, 08:14 PM
I may be getting off topic....but I will add that I love my Crocs and never had any issue with ordering on line. However, my off topic comment for those who get blisters is from another thread I recently saw and tried this time on our WDW vacation and that's Dr. Scholl's Moleskin. DH ALWAYS got blisters during our WDW vacations and this time the moleskin proved to be our miracle cure!! Just thought I'd throw it out there....

thebeesknees
09-15-2009, 10:50 AM
I ordered a pair of Crocs for my daughter and the back strap got sliced in two about 4 weeks after she got them. I called Crocs for a replacement strap (they will send them and the "buttons" on the side for free), and was told they didn't have any in stock, but to wait 2 weeks and they'd be in. Waited 3 weeks and called back, and they were still out of stock, but the girl I spoke to said we were within our 60 day manufacturer's warrantee period, so she would replace the shoes for free. I explained that it wasn't a defect in the shoe, but that my daughter had cut it when playing. She said it didn't matter, and emailed me a return shipping label for free. After they got the tracking # from the returned shoes, they immediately sent out my free pair, and according to FedEx's tracking website, they will be here tomorrow. I know some of you have not had very good experiences with Crocs, but I was very impressed with their customer service on this, and will definitely order from them again in the future. I might add, that these were $5 Mary Janes that I got on clearance (with free shipping, to boot!), so the fact that they replaced them no problem really impressed me.

Redheaded Sunshine
09-15-2009, 10:57 AM
I had the same issue with the Crocs website last summer (and so did my Mom with a seperate order). I waited over six weeks with my dd3 saying "Are my purple crocs here yet?" every day. Finally I called and left long, pleading, begging messages at every number I could find- "Please, if it is about the adult shoes...just cancel them....just send the child's shoes...please!!!". Two weeks later, both set of shoes showed up. My mother was still waiting for her order 8 weeks after she placed it. She ended up buying the knock-offs so she would have something.

This year, I learned. I went to Nordstrom and Von Mauer and bought Crocs for all! The company may annoying...but they have great shoes!

I got Crocs for my DD from Von Mauer too and purple ones to boot. It made me giggle and think of her at age 3, her crocs (aside from being her fave shoes) were her bug stomping shoes..."Look out spider...I'm gonna step on YOOOUU with my big PURPLE shoe!!!":lmao:

I have a pair of Crocs and was not impressed with them, I do like the flip flop ones though. I DO NOT recommend buying any knock-off brands unless you like the smell of stinky feet.

clanmcculloch
09-15-2009, 11:49 AM
A couple of months before my February trip to WDW I saw that the Hallmark store in my local mall had the Disney Crocs on clearance so I bought myself a pair. I LOVE THEM!!!! They look huge on me but they fit nicely and I've never had any problems with them. I was so glad to have a pair of shoes that I could wear without socks at WDW.

They unfortunately didn't have any that fit my kids right so we kept looking for shoes for them. We ended up the Payless further down the mall and we found the Airwalk version. These fit my girls perfectly. They also came in some pretty nice patters which made them very happy (DD8 got white with pink & grey hearts, DD11 got American flag pattern with light-up strap). DD11 has since outgrown hers. About a month ago, I found a pair of dark kakhi green ones in her size at a garage sale for $4 :cool1: and they fit her perfectly (maybe slightly large but she's not complaining) so we bought them. Hopefully they'll still fit come December. DD11's old ones almost fit DD9 so I'm hoping they'll fit just right come December.

On the Budget board a few weeks ago I saw the BOGO sale plus 25% discount code for crocs.com so I decided to take a look. I really wanted a pair that would look good with a skirt or dress (those Mickey ones just don't look right with any outfit that's not super casual) and I saw some Mickey ones in DH's size as well. Of course I ordered them. That was 08/31. Today, 09/15, the order is showing as still processing and the Mickey pair says out of stock. I'm wondering how long it's going to take to process. We have 4 months before our trip so it's not like I'm in a rush, but it would be nice to get some communication. Wish me luck getting our shoes.

GaSleepingBeautyFan
09-15-2009, 03:22 PM
Sometimes I think I'm the only person in the world who thinks crocs are uncomfortable.

I got a pair to wear, made sure they fit right and still my legs and feet hurt plus I ended up with a blister near the strap area and I've never gotten a blister before from any shoes.

DD9 liked hers for about 1/2 a day and then she said her feet hurt.

I tried picking up croc flip flops this summer but they weren't comfy at all. I give up on Crocs.

DisTwix
09-15-2009, 04:26 PM
Sometimes I think I'm the only person in the world who thinks crocs are uncomfortable.

I got a pair to wear, made sure they fit right and still my legs and feet hurt plus I ended up with a blister near the strap area and I've never gotten a blister before from any shoes.

DD9 liked hers for about 1/2 a day and then she said her feet hurt.

I tried picking up croc flip flops this summer but they weren't comfy at all. I give up on Crocs.

You aren't the only one!! I have pretty flat feet, previously fallen arches, and Crocs just don't do it for me. I think even if I didn't have that issue, there is still the fact that once they get wet I have found them IMPOSSIBLE to walk in and, at least with the mary jane style, they make a more-than-a-little-embarrassing sound. I wanted them to be great, but they aren't for me either.

I have to have something with real support - not mush... sadly, because I do love a festively colored shoe!! :3dglasses

bumbershoot
09-16-2009, 03:36 PM
I just wanted to point out that the OP's post was from 2006, and I'm sure customer service has changed since then. And the OP updated in 2007 saying she liked the shoes.


I hope no one takes what the OP said about her CS experience in '06 as being current info.

It's always odd when ancient posts get dredged up!

KimDis
09-20-2009, 10:28 PM
OP here - was surprised to see this pop up in my email. Glad to hear that customer service is better. Funny though as I jumped off the crocs bandwagon this summer when I fell in love with Tevas. Wore them every day during my 10-day summer Disney trip (I used to have to take a day or 2 off with my crocs so that I wouldn't have any blister/rubbing issues). I can wear them in the rain without worry (hazardous with crocs as they can be very slippery) - I've even hiked in them. I am now all about the Mush and the Mandalyn wedge. BEST flip flops EVER.