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Old 04-28-2011, 10:54 PM   #1
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Just got my first pair of crocs for Disney... (and another question)

I got these at Academy:

http://www.amazon.com/crocs-Carlie-M...4043634&sr=1-5

They are pretty comfortable (from the 45 minutes I've been wearing them) but they are a bit tight across the top of my foot close to the ankle. I think they are supposed to be more fitted than typical crocs, but I've got wide (very wide) feet so they are a tiny bit tight. Do they loosen up at all after wearing for a few days?

Also, my DH needs to get some WDW appropriate shoes. We were at Academy tonight and he tried on some store type brand sandals and some Teva closed toed sandals, but he said the Teva's were uncomfortable because the arch is too high (didn't like the off brand either).

So what are some suggestions for shoes for him. We want shoes that can get wet and dry easily, closed toed, probably sandals, not super high arches and come big, DH wears a size 13
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:56 PM   #2
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I've never had crocks loosen up or "break in" after wearing them. It's one of the only downsides to them, actually...
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:58 PM   #3
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I've never worn that particular style but the Crocs that I have always loosen up a bit. Hopefully yours will too
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:00 PM   #4
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I got my first pair of Crocs two years ago, and due to a sizing issue, I was not able to break them in for more than a few days before our trip. They rubbed like crazy against the back of my heel, and it sucked.

However...they did eventually break in, and I haven't had a problem with them since. Well, not entirely true - I wore them way to much and have since taken all of the tread off of them, but I certainly got my money's worth.

If you have time to break them in, you might might be ok, but make sure you really wear them a lot before your trip.
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:03 PM   #5
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I got my first pair of Crocs two years ago, and due to a sizing issue, I was not able to break them in for more than a few days before our trip. They rubbed like crazy against the back of my heel, and it sucked.

However...they did eventually break in, and I haven't had a problem with them since. Well, not entirely true - I wore them way to much and have since taken all of the tread off of them, but I certainly got my money's worth.

If you have time to break them in, you might might be ok, but make sure you really wear them a lot before your trip.
We are leaving May 31st so I'll wear them quite a bit before then, hopefully that will do the trick.
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:06 PM   #6
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If you will heat them up just a bit with a hair dryer and put them on they will give just a little. Or at least the styles I tried did, this looks like it could be a different material.
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The original style crocs are not as narrow as the Mary Jane style. I have two pair of the original (one has Mickey ears)and they are very comfortable, but I cannot wear the Mary Jane style.
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:51 AM   #8
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Try Wearing Socks with them

Try the socks for a few days - maybe even 2 pairs. It should help stretch them a little! Good luck!
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:24 AM   #9
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Make sure you break in your new crocs. When I get new ones before a trip I wear them around the house like slippers for at least 3 weeks. It works great! We always get Beach or Caymens but last year our daughter wore Mary Janes and she said her feet hurt. They seemed a lot flatter then her usual crocs so I'm guessing they didn't offer as much support for all that walking.
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:16 AM   #10
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I have been able to pull and stretch our crocs a bit manually off the foot. Grab them on the sides and pull and tug on them.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:46 AM   #11
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If you think they will be too tight for your comfort, put them in the dryer for 5 or 10 minutes . In the meantime, put 2 pair of socks on your feet, and put the warm crocks on your feet directly from the dryer. Wear them till they cool, and they should keep the stretched shape.
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If you think they will be too tight for your comfort, put them in the dryer for 5 or 10 minutes . In the meantime, put 2 pair of socks on your feet, and put the warm crocks on your feet directly from the dryer. Wear them till they cool, and they should keep the stretched shape.
Works every time for me.

To the OP, it also works with the new material.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:05 PM   #13
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I haven't seen the new translucent styles in person, so I don't know if they'll loosen up....but if they are at all uncomfortable I would be sure to bring extra shoes in case you need them. FWIW, I have wider feet and the old style Mary Janes are really comfy:
http://www.6pm.com/crocs-mary-jane

Candace is nice for a wider foot, but this style doesn't have a heel strap.
http://www.crocs.com/crocs-candace/11294

Finally, a bit less stylish but very comfy....wore Duets a lot on my last trip:
http://www.crocs.com/crocs-duet/

If you stick with those Carlie Mary Janes please update how you like them after your trip! I think they are cute, but wonder if feet will sweat a lot in them without the little vents around the edges? That's the only thing that has stopped me from trying them.


My dh wears a 13 as well and has good luck with the regular Teva sandals (hurricane maybe), and Columbia brand. They've been comfortable and they last. I've heard great things about Keen as well.
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:53 AM   #14
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Have your husband check out Keens or Merrells.
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