Love'em or hate'em, Crocs are a cultural phenomenon. But apparently Crocs have reached the end of their lifespan.
Crocs Inc. announced that it will be closing all of its remaining manufacturing facilities. Additionally, its executive vice president and chief financial officer, Carrie Teffner, will leave on April 1, 2019.
The company has already started wrapping things up in one of its facilities in Mexico, and they plan on shutting down the remaining in Italy. At the moment, there are no plans to create a new site for production. Though the company said they "aren't going anywhere," they did not explain where and how its shoes would be manufactured.
FALSE ALARM: We aren't going anywhere 😎— Crocs Shoes (@Crocs) August 8, 2018
Of course, there are mixed reactions on social media...
And the medical industry wept. They were the only people who wore crocs....and kids. https://t.co/qtAbOtSSVY— Valerie (@MommyRandR) August 9, 2018
crocs is closing all their stores and i couldn’t be more upset— shauna roberts (@shaunabrookee) August 9, 2018
I bought crocs, wore them in public a few times one summer, they were comfortable, but not worth the embarrassment. I let the dog eat them, he only half chewed one, even he had his dignity.— cielo (@cielo0212) August 9, 2018
Fuck crocs I’m happy they’re shutting down THERE I SAID IT— Childish Sam🐝no (@sam_the_samrock) August 9, 2018