Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Do Crocs Make Your Feet STINK?

That's all I seem to hear lately as princess has been searching for the perfect pair of Hello Kitty Crocs - SOOO many people (and heck, even complete STRANGERS) tell my that Crocs make your feet stink.

To me, that's kind of a no-brainer kind of statement - ANYTHING that makes your feet sweat will cause them to stink, right?  Right.

Anyway, here's the full deal on all that -

Crocs have become a 'go to' option for people around the world. They are comfortable and easy on the budget. Yet, there are issues related to crocs that have to be cleared before moving forward. One of the questions asked often is, "do crocs make your feet stink?" and there are a host of different answers out there. This piece will take a look at this question and try to paint a clearer picture for prospective buyers.

Material Used

The blame will always go to the material used to make these shoes. Most people will blame the smell emanating from the feet to the material. Yet, many people do not know what material is used to manufacture Crocs.

One might guess they are made of rubber or plastic? Wrong, crocs are not made from either material.

Crocs are actually made of a material called, "PCCR", which is designed to ensure odor does not emanate from the feet. The design is specifically geared for this reality.


Crocs are designed to ensure the feet does not smell. The holes on the shoes are there to air out the foot and enable it to breathe.

The holes help the shoe function better than the average pair.

Concluding Thoughts

In the end, the answer to the question is 'no'. Wearing crocs does not make one's feet stink and it is specifically designed not to. For those who do feel their feet stink, it will generally have to do with sweating excessively.

The material and design are geared to not smell and should function better than the average pair of shoes.

False reasoning related to the material has been making the rounds for years about crocs. Yet, they have been proven wrong as the entire shoe is designed, so it does not stink.

At the end of the day tho, it's right back to what I said earlier - if it makes your feet sweat, your feet will probably stink.

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