By Maia Difiglia
Crocs™, the famous 2002 shoe, is making a comeback. Recently, students at Oyster Bay High School have been seen wearing the colorful rubber clogs. First spotted in water-related sports, such as crew and rowing, Crocs gradually became a part of many students’ wardrobes. They have begun to wear them in place of slides before practice, or just as a general staple piece for daily wear. Some students owned pairs as young children, while others have just recently hopped onto the trend.
OBHS teens have been inspired to purchase Crocs by fellow classmates, teammates, siblings, and their 2012 selves. Students who have a pair of Crocs in the back of their closet from years ago were happy to whip them out again. When purchasing Crocs, some got a pair to match a friend or a sibling, while others bought a unique pair to stand out. Even teachers have been spotted around school rocking a pair of Crocs.
As Crocs become increasingly popular, the style that is most frequently purchased are the “Classic Rubber Clog.” This could be considered Oyster Bay’s “favorite” Croc style, as most students are purchasing this type. According to the Croc website, their “Best Sellers” are variations of the original clog. The Crocs website also has popular styles such as women's work flats and men’s canvas shoes. These styles have also been spotted in school.
Many students say that they enjoy styling a pair of the famous clogs because they allow for self-expression. A wide selection of “jibbitz” are available on crocs.com. Jibbitz are rubber inserts with hundreds of different images buyers can arrange on their Crocs. Even if a person has the same color Crocs as someone else, that person can simply place different jibbitz onto them.
Crocs are becoming more and more prominent within the Oyster Bay community, and all across schools on Long Island. Many students are fond of the new trend and happy to become a part of it. As students continue to buy Crocs and work them into their daily wardrobes, it’s evident that the classic shoe isn’t going away anytime soon