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Crocs are everywhere right now — here's why

They're quickly becoming one of the hottest shoes of the season.
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Between the return of low-rise jeans and the rise of cargo pants, this past year gave us plenty of unexpected trends. But none are quite as shocking as the recent popularity of one of the most hotly debated shoes in history: Crocs.

They've always been a go-to for anyone who favors comfort in their footwear, but now the clunky slip-on shoes have officially gone mainstream. The company's Classic Clog has been on the Amazon bestseller list for months and Justin Sylvester, co-host of “Daily Pop” on E!, previously joined Hoda & Jenna on Trendsday Wednesday to talk about how celebrities can't stop wearing the controversial style. Justin Bieber even released a collaboration with the company that quickly sold out.

Crocs also happen to be a top pick among nurses. In the past, the company has offered a "Free Pair for Healthcare", where they gave away thousands of pairs of shoes to frontline workers.

While it may come as a shock to some, it's not that hard to see why the shoes are rising in popularity: They're comfortable, affordable and easy to slip on when you're headed out the door to run a quick errand. Plus, there are plenty of styles to choose from. So for anyone who's tempted to try out the trend, we're highlighting a handful of popular pairs below.

Crocs Men's and Women's Classic Clog

You can't go wrong with the brand's classic style. The shoes have an impressive average 4.8-star rating from more than 330,000 reviews, with many reviewers saying they were former Croc haters who were converted after trying them out for the first time. The Classic Clogs come in a ton of colors, too, so there's one to fit every aesthetic.

Crocs Women's Classic Bae Clog Platform Shoes

These shoes have all the comfort and durability of the classic Crocs, but with a 2.4-inch platform sole, so they're perfect for anyone who needs a little lift.

Crocs Men's and Women's Classic Tie Dye Clog

Can't get enough of the tie-dye trend? These groovy Crocs come in more than 15 color combinations, from a bold Rainbow Tie Dye to a spring-ready Pastel version.

Crocs Unisex-Adult Classic Two-Strap Slide Sandals

Whether you're headed to the beach or out to the store, you'll appreciate having these comfortable sandals on hand. They're more breathable than other styles, which makes them a good choice for hot summer days.

Crocs Men's and Women's Classic Graphic Clog

Fruit prints are having a moment, and these Graphic Clogs come in both a fun banana print and a sweet strawberry option.

Crocs Unisex Kids' Classic Graphic Clog

Parents love how easy these shoes are for kids to slip on — and the prints can be fun for little ones. They're waterproof and easy to clean, so they're great for your always-on-the-go kiddo.

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