Crocs unveils new spring lineup; it's not what you might expect!

As far as I can tell, you either love Crocs or you'd rather be dead than have those big plastic eyesores on your feet. I would place myself in the latter category. I know many people who swear by them. They're comfortable, easy to clean and ... well, that's about all they have to say about them.

And, like you, I've seen many people wearing Crocs at the campgrounds. Slip them on, walk around the campsite, or to the campground bathroom, and slip them off before you head inside your RV. Simple, easy and not hard to do. Yes, I know I just said the same thing three times, but that's the overwhelming appeal to Crocs while camping.

I never doubted that they were easy to wear, and probably just as comfortable as the flip-flops I prefer when camping. But I could never get past the big plastic clog look.

So I was more than skeptical when the Crocs shoe company contacted me about helping to promote their new lineup of spring and summer shoes.

At first glance I was pleasantly surprised at the styles. I guess I was expecting the plastic clogs we've all come to known generically as Crocs. Instead, Crocs have come out with styles that mimic other classic shoe styles, including a tennis shoe reminiscent of the old green and white Stan Smith model from Adidas (raise your hand with me if you had a pair of these!). Shoot, they even have a wedge shoe for the ladies.

Included in the promotional material was a pair of Crocadise Loafers that ... ahem ... just happened to be in my size. I've worn them for the better part of a couple of weeks now, and I have to admit that I really do like them. The plastic sole is very comfortable and the canvas material alleviated any concerns the rest of my family had about my feet getting sweaty and stinky.

Will they replace my flip-flops? Probably not. But for non-Croc people, I would definitely recommend them as an everyday summer shoe. And Croc-lovers will appreciate the same Croc comfort is now available in styles that won't draw a chuckle from people like me.

Here is their entire spring/summer lineup:

KIDS
Crocband Jaunt
  • The Crocband Jaunt is a girl’s rain boot that protects against wet weather while providing enhanced traction and durability.
  • Features pull-up holes for easy on/off, as well as holes for Jibbitz™ rhinestones and sparkle charms for personalization.
  • Available in child’s size 6/7 – junior’s size 3 in fuchsia (shown) black, bubblegum, lime, navy, sea blue and yellow. (MSRP $29.99).
  • Also available in a variety of colors/styles for women
Crocadise Loafers
  • The Crocadise Loafer, available in canvas or suede, is the perfect slip-on for everyday wear.
  • The Croslite™ material footbed conforms to the foot to create a personalized, comfortable fit.
  • Available in child’s size 9 – junior’s size 6 in natural/lime (shown), graphite/black and navy/sea blue (MSRP $29.99).
Carlie Flat
  • The Carlie Flat is sure to become a warm-weather favorite with its bright, juicy energetic colors and added softness of transparency.
  • Can personalize with new translucent star, flower and jewel Jibbitz™ charms.
  • Available in child’s size 9 – junior’s size 1 in burst/pink lemonade (shown), hot pink/cantaloupe, aqua/ultraviolet and ultraviolet/pink lemonade, as well as a bubble pattern in lime/ultraviolet, pink lemonade/hot pink and white/cantaloupe. (MSRP $34.99).
WOMEN
Carlie Flat
– A flat-out irresistible shoe for spring and summer
  • The Carlie Flat is sure to become a warm-weather favorite with its bright, juicy energetic colors and added softness of transparency.
  • A non-marking Croslite™ material outsole and circulation nubs on the footbed make this flat a stylish, yet comfortable option.
  • Available in juniors’ size 1 – women’s size 11 in animal wave pattern in bronze/bronze and grapefruit/pink lemonade and pebbles pattern in Aegean blue/Aegean blue, celery/celery and mango/buttercup. (MSRP $44.99).
  • Also available in aqua/buttercup, black/black, buttercup/oyster, celery/aqua, dahlia/fuchsia, fuchsia/ultraviolet, khaki/espresso, lavender/ultraviolet, oyster/mango.

Adrina Flat – A flashback for your feet
  • Reminiscent of the popular jelly shoes of the 80s, but with modern touches, the Adrina Flat is a vibrant, slip-on that is perfect for warm spring and summer days.
  • A transparent, molded multi-circular design combines with a Croslite™ footbed for ultimate comfort. 
  • Available in juniors’ size 1 - women’s size 11 in ultraviolet/berry (shown), aqua/celery, black/black, espresso/bronze and grapefruit/oyster. (MSRP $39.99).

Leigh Wedge – A versatile, chic and chill wedge
  • A stylish springtime wedge that combines signature Crocs comfort with modern design elements
  • Fresh linen and leather detailing provide an updated look, while the adjustable ankles strap allows for a custom fit.
  • Available in women’s sizes 4-11 in berry/natural (shown), black/black, oat/mushroom and turquoise/natural. (MSRP $54.99).
Kadee Flat– A lovely flat for lazy spring days
  • The Kadee Flat is a lightweight flat featuring an open design for added breathability.
  • A Croslite™ footbed with circulation nubs provide a massage-like feel.
  • Available in juniors’ size 1 – women’s size 12 in lilac (shown), aqua, blossom, custard, espresso, fuchsia, gold, oyster and silver. (MSRP $29.99).

MEN
Harborline
– An innovative take on the classic boat shoe
  • A lightweight, leather loafer, the Harborline is a new take on the classic boat shoe.
  • Complete with a full-grain, water-resistant leather upper with stain guard for long-lasting wear and medial arch vents for enhanced breathability
  • Available in men’s sizes 7-13 in navy/white (shown), black/black and espresso/black. (MSRP $89.99).
Crocadise Loafers – Laidback slip-ons for easy spring and summer style
  • The Crocadise Loafer, available in canvas or suede, is the perfect slip-on for everyday wear.
  • The Croslite™ material footbed conforms to the foot to create a personalized, comfortable fit.
  • Available in men’s sizes 7-13 in bijou blue/natural (shown), black/natural, espresso/natural, iguana/natural, true red/natural and white/natural. (MSRP $59.99).
Bowen Brights – Urban-inspired sneaker design with a twist
  • A twist on the classic sneaker, the Bowen Brights is an ultra-lightweight, youthful, sneaker.
  • Complete with a leather upper, hybrid construction, and six-eye lace-up for a more custom fit.
  • Available men’s sizes 4-14 in white/lime (shown), white/black, white/mango, white/navy, white/purple, white/red and white/sea blue. (MSRP $59.99).