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Friday, October 24, 2014

Crocs Are Cool Now, No Really

My family received four pairs of shoes for this post. I also received three nice e-mails and a thank you. I also received the look on my daughter's face when she opened the Frozen shoes (worth it).Thus endeth my divulgement of compensation.

OK, funny story. About a month ago I posted this in a Facebook Group I belong to.


I've been making fun of Crocs since my mom bought her first pair years ago. I mean, come on. They are pretty silly looking. Every time a new friend would show up to an event in a pair I would ask them if they had just finished gardening, and they would say something like, "You don't understand they are so comfortable!" Then I would say something about clown shoes, and they would continue enjoying their shoes despite my being an jerk who tells people why they shouldn't like what they like. 

I've grown up a bit since then, and I try not make fun of people's clothing choices anymore. Its not like I have any style. I wear a dad uniform. Slacks, polo, belt and shoes. Every. Day.

Still, I couldn't help at privately poking a little fun when @Crocs started following me on twitter, because when I think of Crocs, I think of this:

If you love these, I still love you. 

And... then they e-mailed me and asked if I would like to participate in #Croctober, a celebration of the name of their brand and the month of October. As much as I LOVE month puns, I ignored the e-mail at first. But when I went back and started poking around at the samples they wanted to send, I was actually really impressed by the selection. And, honestly, the pitch e-mail was really well written and personalized. That makes a huge difference.

So we e-mailed back and forth a bit and they ended up sending my whole family new shoes! Not only that, but we got one of the first pairs of their new Frozen Clogs, which sent my daughter into a belted version of "Let it Go" complete with sweeping arm motions, and pretend ice castle building.

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Stevie, Captain, and I got new shoes too! Honestly, I don't think I have ever seen a pair of shoes that so encapsulates my wife's personality than the red loafers Stevie picked out. And I've already received three compliments on the Men's Walu Chukka Boot style I picked.


A photo posted by John Kinnear (@askyourdadblog) on



A photo posted by John Kinnear (@askyourdadblog) on


So I take it back. Crocs are cool. And now, you have a chance to get Crocs to... for your whole family! Just enter below. I will leave the contest running for the rest of #Croctober. I will also continue calling October "#Croctober" in casual conversation for the rest of #Croctober, not because I have any sort of contractual obligation to do it, but because it is going to drive Stevie nuts. Anyway, I hope you win! Ready... go!


38 comments:

  1. I have a pair of black ballet crocs that I love!!!! Crocs are so comfortable

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  2. I've been the skeptic / judgey person for quite a while. Your post has me intriguied. Now if only #Croctober seemed as fun as #dinovember to help get my husband on board.

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    1. Nothing, I repeat, nothing, will ever beat #Dinovember. Nothing.

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    2. Except eating Bratwursts and drinking beer while in your crocs ... A ritual I call Croctoberfest

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  3. As a Crocs hater myself, Stevie's are really not what I expected. I'm impressed. I need to see of they come in other colors.

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  4. These were the ONLY shoes my son who has autism would wear for YEARS. He will wear tennis shoes now but we still end up in our crocs quite often. #Croctober rocks!

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  5. My husband loves his but they need upgraded. I love the red ones. I would make the switch to those!

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  6. I've never tried crocs (and yes, made fun of them). Maybe now's my chance to learn my lesson!

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  7. There once was a girl who wore crocs,
    With her fantastically kickass green socks . . . And I'm spent. Composing limericks is not as easy as I thought. I do love my black croc flats. #Croctober #idontunderstandhashtagsbutillusethemforfreeshoes

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  8. *sigh* I fail at using the computer today. I have no idea what my comments are doing :P I officially fail at #croctober, and I probably could make it rhyme, but both the 7 month old and 2 year old are beckoning. I should get the 2 yr some crocs though! and me too :) Does anything really rhyme with croctober other than october? I guess I get close with something like promoter or poser, or body odor? lol who knows ;) It's like orange I'd have to make something up!

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  9. My 2 kids both love their crocks,
    sometimes they even wear them with socks.
    I don't know if I'd like to wear them too,
    but I'll take some in blue.
    #croctober is when opportunity knocks.

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  10. I love my crocs! They are in dire need of replacing though. #croctober

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  11. I saw some pretty cute crocs just the other day.
    I definitely wouldn't mind some coming my way!

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  12. The month of #Croctober is almost gone,
    but the joy of Crocs will go on and on

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  13. I can totally see the 11th doctor putting them on, shimmying his shoulders and saying, "What? Crocs are cool."

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  14. Hmmm, I've never owned a pair of crocs before, this could be amazing!

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  15. I thought Crocs only made the gardening shoes, but the ones Stevie picked are super cute! Who knew?!? Croctober has hit me like a Crocnado! This is Croctacular!

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  16. I've had one pair of crocs for the last 7 years and LOVE THEM. I have the Mary Jane style, so they're not so "clowny" looking, and believe me, I take some abuse for wearing them. BUT I DONT CARE. Because thats how awesome they are. I would love to win some new ones!

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  17. I even "dig" their garden variety, but cool to see the other styles. #Croctober

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  18. some say crocs are lame, I say crocs are croctacular especially during #Croctober !!

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  19. I have a pair of Crocs
    when it's cold I wear them with socks
    I don't care what other people may think
    they make my feet happy and don't make them stink

    Yay for #Crocktober

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  20. I have been a faithful Croc lover since the beginning! Looove all the new fashions they are coming out with this #Croctober

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  21. Spring, summer, winter and fall,
    Crocs are the best shoes of all.
    My feet love them and Crocs love them back.
    You may want yours in red, or touched with a Frozen blue, but for me in the month of #Croctober, the only color is black.

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  22. I'll try my #Croctober luck! Toes crossed.

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  23. There once was a time called #Croctober. I live in the South so there are Crocs all over. I've never owned a pair. Didn't think they were something I'd wear. But these are so nice I care. (That is kinda limerickesq right?)

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  24. I have no qualms being judgemental about clown shoe Crocs, but I didn't know they made anything else. Want to really impress me, though? #Croctoberfest! Mmm... Beer. ;)

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  25. I'd love to win some crocs for my family in honor of #croctober, in the month of October, when there are leaves all over, and the weather is getting colder!

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  26. I'm lame. I've always thought crocs were great! #croctober

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  27. #Croctober -fest! My family of 6 would think it's the best!

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  28. I never ever thought I'd say this but...I'd really like to win some Crocs! And apologies if this appears multiple times - something is up with my Google account!

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  29. Would love to win some Crocs
    So exciting to open that box
    My family would applaud and cheer
    And Christmas shopping would be done for the year

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  30. My kids want to wear nothing but Crocs. My daughter's first pair of wedges were actually made by Croc, so I get it.

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  31. While winter is coming Summer will come back
    and Crocs will be what I will soon pack
    For beach or simple walks I will have them on
    Celebrating #Croctober all year long

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  32. Those frozen ones are awesome!!

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  33. Those crocs are amazing and I would love to win.

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  34. I've never owned Crocs. Now is the time to get with the program! Probably won't get them in time (if I win) for #Croctober, but there is always Crocvember and Crocuary.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  35. I didnt know crocs made such cute shoes! #Croctober

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