– Crocs not for marathon –

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– Crocs are not Running Shoes –

The following is not a recommendation to run in Crocs by any means

About Crocs

– Crocs™ footwear is ideal for casual wear, as well as for professional use and recreational activities.
[ http://www.crocsaustralia.com.au/about_crocs/about-crocs,en_AU,pg.html ]

Manufacture and patents

– In June 2004, Crocs purchased Foam Creations and their manufacturing operations to secure exclusive rights to the proprietary foam resin called Croslite.
Croslite is a closed cell resin.
The foam forms itself to a wearer’s feet and offers purported medical benefits, according to a number of podiatrists.
[ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocs ]

– Top US Government Agency Validates Benefits of Croslite™ Material –
[ http://company.crocs.com/top-us-government-agency-validates-benefits-of-croslite%E2%84%A2-material/ ]

– All Crocs™ shoes are uniquely designed and manufactured using the company’s PCCR;
Proprietary Closed-Cell Resin, Croslite™,
a technology that gives each pair of shoes the soft, comfortable, lightweight, non-marking
and odor-resistant qualities that Crocs wearers know and love.
[ http://www.crocsaustralia.com.au/about_crocs/about-crocs,en_AU,pg.html ]

Health and safety

– Some Crocs shoes were tested and recommended by the U.S. Ergonomics company in 2005
and were accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association in 2009.
In 2008, the U.S. government Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved a model of Crocs with molded insoles as diabetic footwear, to help reduce foot injuries.
[ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocs ]


Crocs in the Clinic
Some doctors are even recommending them to patients with foot problems.
“These shoes are especially light ” says Harold Glickman, DPM, former president of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).
” They have huge room in the toe that affords the front part of the foot lots of room, especially for people with bone deformities like bunions and hammer toe.”
[ http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/features/crocs-healthy-shoes-just-comfy ]

“I do not have stock in the company or work for the company, but I recommend them to patients all the time,
and I wear them all the time,” Glickman tells WebMD.
“I wear them when I’m operating for three or four hours at a time
and I get the sense I’m standing on water — no leg pain, no back pain, and no arch pain.

Couple of blogs of persons from around the World using Crocs

Fixing Your Feet:
Efraim Manzano had run the HURT 100 in Hawaii in Crocs.

45 running Geneva Marathon in Crocs
could well be a Guinness Record

“ You have plantar fasciitis.” !
… And then he delivered what I thought was the next bad news. “I want you to go out and buy a pair of Crocs.
Wear them whenever you are at home and out of your sneakers.”

CrocRunner – Thanks to Crocs I Can Run Again !! – A true story….
and became : Crocs Ambassador

Disclaimer :
“I do not have stock in the company or work for the company
and I absolutely DON’T recommend readers to run in Crocs.

You should NOT do or want to do what I do !
You should NOT trust what I say !
You should NEVER try this at Home or try at your own risk and at your own will !

Note :
Crocs: Healthy Shoes or Just Comfy ?
Bob Baravarian, MD, chief of foot and ankle surgery at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center:
”They are very stable,
they don’t bend and twist side to side much,
and they have a good heel cup and arch contour compared to other shoes.”
Baravarian says Crocs have more positive attributes than negative,
but they’re no substitute for the real deal.
“Because the shoe is considered medical,
it gets overused by people who need more support than they can get from the shoe,” Baravarian tells WebMD.
“It’s not as good as an orthotic or a medical type shoe; it’s made out to be better than it is.”
And it’s not made for marathon wear either, adds Baravarian. !
[ http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/features/crocs-healthy-shoes-just-comfy?page=2]

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