Thursday, April 17, 2008

drip drip drop little april showers

From The Financial Post:

Crocs aren't hip anymore - news that may make you ecstatic or depressed, depending on your fashion sense - and workers at a Quebec City factory are paying the price.

The namesake shoe of Colorado-based Crocs Inc. isn't bringing in the same rush of people as in their peak in 2004, forcing the company to ship its Canadian manufacturing south to Mexico after less than six years in operation, putting more than 600 employees out of work.

It only took two years for the company to go from the largest footwear IPO in history to back-of-the-closet obscurity.

"Crocs bites the dust," Robert Samuels, an analyst at J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., said in a note.

Crocs CEO Ron Snyder blames the slowdown in demand on poor Croc-wearing weather and a dismal retail climate, but the more obvious answer, as with any of-the-moment trend, is that people are shunning the shoes many feel are just plain ugly.

"The brand's popularity is in sharp decline, and it is tough to argue otherwise," Mr. Samuels wrote.


It begins. It took a bit longer than we'd expected, but it is happening, inevitably. The full story is HERE.

The seasons are changing here in good ole Halifax. It has been quite warm the past few days, which I rather enjoy. I went to the mall today and saw an old lady wearing one sneaker and one yellow Croc. It struck me as strange. Very unusual. Typically, people wear shoes that match. Perhaps it is this summer's new trend?

In any case, the company that produces our t-shirts, Spreadshirt is running a promotion for springtime! For this weekend only, if you live in the States and you're ordering something from our store, you can get free shipping by entering the coupon code 'SPRINGFREE' when you're checking out. If you're Canadian (like me), you can enter the coupon code 'CADSPRINGFREE' and get five dollars off your shipping. Not a bad deal, especially if you were planning on ordering something anyway. You can get to the shop by clicking HERE.



15 comments:

TM said...

Hey there, I love reading your blog, and am happy to have found a community of people who hate crocs just as much as I do! They´re the epitome of fugly...

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Anonymous said...

All i have to say about Crocs is that they suck big time. My boyfriend use to work there for almost 3 years... until last febuary. They just fired everyone that worked there like they were pieces of sh**... i am pretty happy they're getting down and beleive me, even thought my BF worked there, i've never, ever putted one of those ugly shoes in my feet!
Long live to your site!

Anonymous said...

i love the shoes especialy cuz i live in florida they r nice

Anonymous said...

We may have won the war - but the Crocs will last for at least another 20.000 years!

Anonymous said...

You do realize that you have a croc advertisement on the bottom of your page? You are totally entitled to your opinion , I just think its funny.

Anonymous said...

hi,
wow, you hate crocs enough to devote a website to it? wierd!
I only use the computer to do some banking, surfing and shopping for crocs for my kids.
I dont understand the whole blogging thing..

Ethan said...

I don't understand how they can blame the slow down in sales on weather. Aren't they made to keep your feet cooler in the heat? Isn't the world supposedly getting hotter?
It's fucking 100 degrees outside right now, here in Houston. The shoes are just ugly.

Anonymous said...

you know what's even worse? UGG BOOTS!

Anonymous said...

Crocs will never die.

I admit they are ugly, but I still love them. They are the most comfortable shoe I have worn in a long time.

Viva los Crocs!

Anonymous said...

ok i believe that every1 has a right 2 therer own opinion but really do u have 2 go this far keep ur freakin comments 2 ur self cuz some ppl happen 2 like crocs like me mayb u shuld try a pair on and see how comfortable they r......sooo there

Anonymous said...

ok i believe that every1 has a right 2 therer own opinion but really do u have 2 go this far keep ur freakin comments 2 ur self cuz some ppl happen 2 like crocs like me mayb u shuld try a pair on and see how comfortable they r......sooo there

Anonymous said...

ok i believe that every1 has a right 2 therer own opinion but really do u have 2 go this far keep ur freakin comments 2 ur self cuz some ppl happen 2 like crocs like me mayb u shuld try a pair on and see how comfortable they r......sooo there

June said...

OMG, I'm so happy I found this blog! My friend tried to make me think that I'm insane for hating Crocs!

And for the record, I have educational background in fashion design. And that means I don't see it fashionable from a fashion designer perspective.

The classic Crocs are just hideous. though,some new designs are not too bad.

However, I see this as a matter of taste.

Because there're people like Crocs lovers it makes lots of different between them and us.

It's like there's bad-taste people with ugly Crocs to make us look normal and tasteful.

This makes me appreciate life more. :)

Let them enjoy themselves. They have the right to spend their money on whatever they think fit them best.

But no Crocs for me. NEVER! I'm truly disgusted of them. Yike!

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Rachael said...

Thanks for the post. i have been looking for such kind of post regarding crocs, and i wonder if so many people who have pasted comments on this post really dont like crocs.