National Croc Day

National Croc Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on the 23rd of June every year. This holiday is dedicated to the foam clogs that were unveiled in 2001 and have gone on to become a global shoe phenomenon. This is a day that shouldn’t be confused with World Crocodile Day, a holiday that’s observed on the 17th of June every year.

No, this is a day to wear your most colorful crocs, buy a new pair of brightly colored crocs, or to share your love of this shoe with friends and family members. And, of course, it’s a day to learn more about the history of crocs, some of which we’ll cover below.

The History Of National Croc Day

Lyndon Hanson and George Boedecker Jr. acquired the design of these foam clogs from Foam Creations Incorporated and they founded the company Crocs. Their shoe was originally developed as a boating shoe and the first model was unveiled at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in Florida in 2001. At that event, they sold over 200 pairs of the crocs that they produced. As of 2021, this company has since had a revenue of over $2.3 billion and counting.

Some Amazing Facts About Crocs

Now that we’re knee-deep into the subject of crocs, we think it’s time to discuss some of the facts that we’ve learned about this holiday. We’ve listed all of the facts that we’ve learned during this holiday and placed them into the following list. May they prove to be as entertaining as they are informative.

  • Crocs are inspired by Dutch clogs and were originally designed as boating shoes.
  • Crocs were originally made from a foam known as Croslite.
  • In 2018, Croslite was innovated and LiteRide is used for these shoes.
  • Crocs are named after crocodiles because these creatures can work both on land and in the water.

Observing National Croc Day

Anyone wishing to observe this holiday shouldn’t find it too hard to do so. All they have to do is to make sure that they’re wearing their crocs. They can also buy new crocs for themselves or their loved ones. And, of course, they can use the hashtag #NationalCrocDay to spread the word about it online.

When is it?
This year (2023)
October 23 Monday
Next year (2024)
October 23 Wednesday
Last year (2022)
October 23 Sunday