superdumb supervillain: Back to School with Crocs

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Back to School with Crocs

Thank you to Crocs for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about Crocs’ new Back to School line. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.

I was a little worried when I got the classroom rules for Jasper's class. It strongly recommended you not send your kids to school in Crocs, flip flops or sandals, due to the gravel on the playground. I guess the teachers don't want to spend the entire day emptying tiny toddler shoes of pebbles, which I can definitely sympathize with. Well, they must have heard the collective anguished cries of preschooler parents everywhere, because there is a whole new collection of Back-to-School Crocs that are just as slip-on comfy as the tried and true classics but feature school-approved styling including closed toes and heels. They look like old school sneakers but feel like Crocs… genius! There are 13 new styles to satisfy most kids from K-8. I am particularly fond of these:

Shopping for back to school wasn't much of an issue for us until recently. Roo grew really slowly as a toddler, it seemed like she was wearing a lot of the same stuff from when she was two basically through kindergarten. Jasper is now four and starting all day preschool. He is still wearing a few things from his 2T days but, overall, he is growing faster. Especially his feet. He's 3 1/2 years younger than his sister but only two shoe sizes behind at this point. Quel horreur! I used to pick up cute clothes and shoes for Roo whenever they were on sale because I could reasonably guess the size she would be in any given season. Not so her little brother!

It may be surprising to hear but Jasper is way pickier about what he wears than his big sis. Whereas Roo likes things that fall within certain predictable style parameters (say, "goth" or "sparkly"), Jasper has his own unique fashion rules. For example, even though our temperatures have been above 100ยบ for most of the late summer, he insists on wearing long sleeves or long pants to school every day so he can be "awesome." Similarly, he wanted to wear his Crocs all last winter in the snow and ice. The ones with the holes and no lining. Or socks. Weird kid. He'll probably ask for the purple glitter sneakers, which are both goth and sparkly, by the way.

The "They've Got Summer Inside" video above is interactive- 
Click on the shoes you like in the video to learn more about them on!
Be sure to see if you can find this hidden "easter egg" in the video…

…it will be worth it for you frugal back to school shoppers!

Don't forget to keep Summer alive by entering to win a trip for four to San Diego in the Crocs Sneak Summer into School Sweepstakes!

In accordance to the FTC Guidelines and the WOMMA Code of Ethics, I am disclosing that this is a sponsored post and I will receive monetary compensation. Rest assured, however, that all opinions are– as usual– entirely my own.


  1. I like their new styles, much more than the holey things (which I hate picking rocks out of too).

  2. I'm so impressed with their cuteness. They really have morphed into the shoe for all purposes.

  3. Kaila would love these!! She's all about comfort these days.

  4. So cute! Georgia would love these :)


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