Crocs to go Extinct?

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  1. Echoes

    Echoes Confused & Bewildered

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    telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/5850492/Crocs-face-extinction-as-maker-faces-bankruptcy.html

    washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/15/AR2009071503672.html
     
  2. Street_a_Licious

    Street_a_Licious Active Member

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    Can I get a Halleluja?
     
  3. Hebden

    Hebden I am half-sick of shadows

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    ^ You most definitely can!

    I read the full article...the only problem seems to be that as the shoes are virtually indestructible they'll be around for a long time...still, no new Crocs hitting the streets is a very good thing.
     
  4. Susanna-Cole

    Susanna-Cole New Member

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    Oh my gosh, I read about this the other day and almost jumped up and down in joy! Then I ran downstairs to rub it in my sister's face (which was yes, kind of immature, but come on, it's crocs, I couldn't help myself :p) because she likes and wears crocs, as does the rest of my family. :ninja:

    I definitely would like to shout "hallelujah!" at the mere possibility of crocs become extinct! :buzz::clap:
     
  5. TREVOFASHIONISTO

    TREVOFASHIONISTO Well-Known Member

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    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!
    they were comfortable(i tried on my brothers)
    but soooo ugly
     
  6. Hipkitten

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    It's a victory for fashion, but a loss for all of those who will lose jobs because of it.
     
  7. Label Basher

    Label Basher Active Member

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    About time. They are so disgusting.

    You should have seen the look I gave my father when he got a pair. My mum took one look at my face and jumped in with "It's only to wear at our holiday house you won't be there" cause she knew I was revolted.

    Anyway YAY

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  8. -Veda-

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    It's unfortunate that yes, the company and employees will be out of business but....everything passes away in time and this should have passed a long time ago!

    A horrible example of American fashion innovation and design, an embarrassment to the new millennium/century
     
  9. planted

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    Not to rain on your parade, but I think the reality that thousands will and have lost their job because the business is tanking probably should overshadow any relief felt by the mere fact that you won't have to look at a shoe anymore...
     
  10. Party_Vixen

    Party_Vixen Making a Mess

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    :lol: :rofl: Label_Basher those gifs are killing me!

    It is sad that many people will be losing their jobs, however I wee part of me is happy to hear this news. But I'm sure the copycats will still stick around.
     
  11. Street_a_Licious

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    party vixen, you should have seen the celebration on ONTD a few days ago when THEY posted that article. those 2 gifs are NOTHING compared to that :lol:
     
  12. Party_Vixen

    Party_Vixen Making a Mess

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    ^ Oh really... *runs off to check* :ninja:.
     
  13. Miss Mod

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    Yeah, I have to say it's really a shame for all those that lost their jobs. I can't say I'll miss crocs though. They're not totally extinct yet, I still see tons of tourists trooping around in them.

    Maybe we'll look back at crocs in 10 years and remember them as one of those awkward trends that will hopefully never resurface. Kind of like knit ties with the square bottoms for men circa 1980....
     
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    Oh lol, I thought this thread was going to be about Hermes, Nancy Gonzales, and the like making/selling to many of their bags killing off crocs.. then I clicked because I was confused because they should be farmed no?
     
  16. Trista

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    When I first heard this, I cheered a big cheer...and then went back to volunteering at the Bible day camp for kids that my church puts on and seemingly half the kids wore Crocs.
     
  17. strawberry daiquiri

    strawberry daiquiri seagreen serenades

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    that's what happen when you make something so resembling indestructible floatation devices that they have close to zero repeat customers. The good people at Ugg at least had the foresight to make theirs perishable.
     
  18. skyefitsheaven

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    Crocs were meant to be worn by nurses who are on their feet all the time, not for the general population. I am so glad these are going bye-bye so people will stop wearing them in atrocious colors everywhere they go.
     
  19. LoraineEliza

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    ugh here in brazil, their still going strong, its like everyone planned to buy them on the same day! its incredible, personally i refuse to fall into this trend....their so.....big! lol might be confy but id rather wear my heels and suffer!
     
  20. ScarlettLover

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    This was my exact reaction:


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    ^_^
     

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