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 is currently the No. 1 bestselling item across all clothing, shoe and jewelry options on the site.
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. And 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 so popular: 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. And to make things even better, many retailers, including Amazon, DSW and Crocs, are currently offering big discounts on popular pairs! So for anyone tempted to try out the trend, we're highlighting a handful of options that you can score on sale today.
Crocs to wear in 2022
You can't go wrong with the brand's classic style. The shoes have an impressive average 4.8-star rating from more than 337,000 ratings, 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. They're on sale at multiple retailers right now, but if you're hoping to grab them from Amazon, you'll be happy to hear that select colors are up to 50% off.
Can't get enough of the tie-dye trend? These groovy Crocs come in 14 color combinations, from a bold rainbow tie dye to a summer-ready Aqua version.
These shoes are said to have all the comfort and durability of the classic Crocs, but with a 1.6-inch platform sole, so they're perfect for anyone who needs a little lift.
Whether you're headed to the beach or out to the store, you'll appreciate having these comfortable sandals on hand. They seem like they'd be more breathable than other styles, which makes them a good choice for hot summer days.
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.