Crocs are becoming more and more popular as a result of hotter summers and the utmost comfort of these shapes.
But that also means fake crocs are going to be more popular too.
And they definitely are.
As of writing this article, 300 million pairs of REAL crocs have been sold.
I can’t even imagine how many fakes have been sold, but I bet it’s a lot.
Well I don’t want you falling for the trap of buying a new pair of crocs thinking you’re getting the real deal but actually buying something halfass.
So with this article I want to help you spot fake crocs so you can walk pass that dodgy salesman and save your bucks.
Look for the logo
The croc logo is the easiest way to know if it’s the real deal.
Croc shoes always place their logo at the base of the adjustable ankle strap. This logo is white on a black background and features a crocodile face.
On the other hand, these fake crocs show no logo and a black circle only.
You can tell just by looking at them how fake they are, but you get the gist.
And by the way, fake crocs will never have the logo because legally they are not allowed due to trademark protections.
And that brings me to my next point, the different shapes and patterns.
Look at the Shapes
Real crocs feature circular shapes on the top of the shoe, it is easily distinguishable compared to the square shapes in the picture above.
Another example below features oval shaped patterns, a weird design and an ankle strap with no crocodile logo.
These are clearly fake and incredibly ugly too.
No Ankle Strap
Although not a huge indicator, a lot of fakes do not have the ankle strap for support.
No ankle strap usually means a big fat fake.
I do not know why they do this, but it’s probably to cut down on manufacturing costs because remember, knock-off crocs are a big money grab and that’s it.
Real crocs are made out from a material called Croslite, which basically feels like rubber.
Croslite material actually bends and molds to your foot shape, eventually feeling like there’s nothing there which is what makes them so comfortable.
However, fake crocs use harder, lower quality materials that does not change its shape.
Look for Brand Information
Real Crocs ALWAYS have their brand information on their shoes.
They feature their official website underneath the shoe (www.crocs.com) and where they are located which is “Boulder, Colorado”.
If you do not see these things, they are likely as fake as Nicki Minaj’s butt.
But What about Something Like This?
Clearly not a regular croc shoe and definitely does not appear to be what every other croc shoe enthusiast walks around in.
But as you can see, the logo is there and the circular shapes are still there too.
I’ve discovered that crocs always stick to their regular circle shape and that’s another good indicator that it’s the real thing.
The design, shape and the logo is the all the same, it’s just a different color option.
But what about this weird looking croc?
Fake as hell?
Not at all!
These are actually real crocs since it has the “crocs” logo plastered on the front of it.
Fakes do not have any names or logos.
They are essentially: “brandless”.
Well there You Have It
Well there it is.
Now you know how to distinguish real crocs from fake ones.
Remember if you do see some with the trademarked logo, the other indicators are different shapes, lack of brand information and harder materials.
It’s really easy to spot fakes and the tips I mentioned in this article will help you achieve that.
If you have any questions or concerns, I’m happy to listen. Leave your comments down below 🙂