September 20, 2007 |
Is the Crocs scare a crock? The super-popular, brightly colored clog-style shoes are being identified on the Internet and in news reports as so dangerous on escalators that some parents apparently won't let their children wear them anymore. Although the injury reports are worrying, the focus on Crocs may be deflecting attention from an array of soft shoes that moving stairways like to grab.
April 18, 2006 |
California has always had a soft spot for ugly shoes. Birkenstocks and Tevas have caught on here, fortifying the state's reputation as a haven for gimmicky fashion. Not everyone thinks Ugg boots are ugly, but even people who do seem to wear them. Now come Crocs. They're rubbery. They're garish. They're a lightweight sandal-clog hybrid, and if a Niwot, Colo.-based company has its way, they're about to be omnipresent in the Southland. On Monday, Crocs Inc.
October 7, 2007 |
CROCS may be the VW Beetle of footwear -- so ugly they're cute -- but will the love affair with the cartoonish resin clogs transfer to apparel? This month, Croc's first apparel collection, for men and children, hits stores nationwide, including the Crocs store in Santa Monica.
December 4, 2008 |
Crocs Inc., the maker of colorful plastic clogs with holes, and Skechers USA Inc. said they had agreed to settle all outstanding litigation over patent-infringement claims. Skechers, based in Manhattan Beach, will stop making and selling some "molded footwear styles" under the agreement reached this week, the companies said. Other terms weren't disclosed. Crocs, whose stock has dropped 96% this year, is fighting to bar copies of its shoes amid falling sales. Analysts have questioned whether the Niwot, Colo.
April 19, 2008 |
Japan has asked Crocs Inc. to look into changing the design of its footwear after complaints that children wearing the colorful plastic clogs have had their feet injured while riding escalators. The Trade Ministry said Friday that it issued the warning after it had received 65 complaints about Crocs and similar products getting stuck in escalators last year. Most of the cases involved small children. Similar complaints have also been made in the U.S.
April 15, 2008 |
Crocs Inc., maker of the namesake colorful clogs, said it would fire its 600 Canadian plant workers after lowering annual earnings and sales forecasts as consumer spending slowed. Shares of Niwot, Colo.-based Crocs tumbled more than 29% in extended trading after the earnings report was released. The shoemaker will close its Quebec City factory to reduce expenses, spokeswoman Tia Mattson said.