Friday, October 4, 2013

Croc Nation

Spencer Tinkel
Features Editor

After a long hiatus, Crocs have returned to New Hope-Solebury High School. Croc Thursdays have been added to a short line of fashion days--Sweater Tuesdays, Animal Shirt Wednesdays--in attempt to revitalize the popularity of Crocs.
 Last Thursday was the first ever Croc Thursday. While the response was less than spectacular, many Croc advocates in the school believe this was due to the lack of marketing. The announcement was abrupt and students were notified of the event the night before on Twitter. Word was spread through #crocnation and #rockthecrocs. Whether or not this trend will stand is unknown, but one thing is for sure: Croc Thursdays are here to stay whether four people wear Crocs or the whole entire school does.  
 The past couple of years, Crocs have been losing out in popularity to Toms, Jordans, Converses, Uggs, and Heelys. Many students at New Hope-Solebury question whether or not Crocs can make a sustainable comeback.
 Although Matt Steele believes in the Croc comeback he understands why they haven’t been successful in the high school: “They are childish, unprofessional, and obnoxious.”
 A moderate Croc fan, Roland Massimino says: “Matt and I both had light brown Crocs with the fur inside, but at the end of the day, they got old, and I grew up.”
 These remarks do not stop students at New Hope-Solebury from wearing Crocs. Croc-enthusiast Christian Oliveira believes Crocs are “a  fashionable, durable, and comfortable shoe choice that positively enhances any outfit.”
  An original creator of Croc Thursdays, Christian thinks they will catch on because “people who hated on Crocs in the past, now realize this is the time. It’s Croc time baby. #crocnation stand up!” Overall, it’s this type of attitude that will allow Crocs to make a reasonable comeback at New Hope-Solebury High School.

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