You can't put lipstick on this pig ... er, coyote. Uh, crocodile. Whatever.
The shoe company is touting its new Crocband style, which supposedly gives a little "retro sneaker" edge to the Crocs lineup. These new Crocs pretty much look like the old Crocs, except for their white-with-a-stripe soles, which recall the classic look of Chuck Taylor All-Stars, the signature sneakers of Nike's
Unfortunately, unlike the trucker hats woefully repopularized by Ashton Kutcher, the Crocband has managed to skip the first two stages of the usual fad progression -- "ironic," followed by "kind of lame" -- and land directly on "completely out of touch." (Thanks to my Foolish colleague Dayana Yochim for her expert input on Crocs' newest style.)
Fading fads are painful -- especially for those who have to look at them. Like investors in Heelys
Some investors will always maintain their love affair with story stocks like Crocs or former highflier Sirius XM
What do you think? Use the comment boxes below to tell us whether the new Crocs style is rad or lame.
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