Crocs Logo – Crocs, Inc. is a shoe manufacturer founded by entrepreneur George B. Boedecker, Jr. to produce and distribute a sabot design of the Canadian company acquired Foam Creations. The shoe was originally developed as a spa shoe. The first model produced by Crocs, Crocs Beach, came to light in 2002 in the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, and sold 200 pairs produced at that time. Crocs was the official sponsor of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Tour since 2006 until the 2009 season.
Crocs come in a variety of styles. They are usually manufactured in its own facilities in Canada and Mexico, as well as contract manufacturers in Italy, Romania and China. The shoes are produced in a wide range of colors depending on the model. Styles Beach and Cayman are available in more than 20 colors, most of the other are produced in a range of four to six colors or combinations of two colors.
Crocs also sells other fashion accessories. It has launched a line of handbags that are also produced in a wide range of colors. Crocs also recently entered the market with golf shoes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have approved a model of Crocs with a molded insole and footwear for diabetics, helping carriers to avoid foot injuries.
Crocs and flip-flops were subjected to a test in 2006 in the U.S. and 2008 in Japan, when children were injured after the shoes were caught in escalators. This was due to the softness of the material of the shoe, combined with smaller feet, and neglect of parents to not have an accident. Blekinge Hospital in Sweden has banned the use of “Forsberg shoes” (Foppatofflor) (Swedish nickname derived from the owner of the company that imports the shoes, Peter “Foppa” Forsberg) by hospital staff due to concerns the shoes can accumulate static electricity and therefore interfere with medical equipment.