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Crocs™ Provides Sole For NZ Olympic Team

1 May 2008

Crocs™ Provides Sole For NZ Olympic Team

The global footwear phenomenon Crocs™ announced today its sponsorship support of the NZ Olympic team for Beijing.

Crocs will supply the official footwear for the NZ Olympic team ensuring NZ athletes will be cool, stylish and comfortable in the heat and humidity of Beijing.

Crocs™ General Manager Andy Witts says the company is delighted to be providing support to the New Zealand Olympic effort. “We know our shoes will be lightweight for travelling, durable, versatile and above all, extremely comfortable. With Crocs™ shoes on their feet, we will give New Zealand the best chance of success.”

New Zealand athletes will be wearing a Croc™ shoe with an Olympic history in Beijing. The Crocs “Athens” ™ made their first appearance in Athens in 2004 when they were worn by the US Olympic team.

Witts says the Athens™ is an excellent choice as it is the Crocs™ shoe that most closely resembles the iconic Kiwi jandal. “We know Kiwis have a real love affair with the jandal and the Athens will provide this look along with superior comfort and reliable performance.”

When they are not competing, the Kiwi team will be treated to the cool style of the Crocs Patra™ for women and the Crocs Scutes™ for men. Both feature a massaging footbed and super soft circulation nubs that help to stimulate bloodflow. Like all authentic Crocs™ shoes they mold to the feet for an immaculate custom fit that will keep the NZ Olympic athletes feet cool and comfortable all day long.

The Crocs Patra™ has comfortable mesh straps and sports a slender footbed and slightly elevated wedge heel, combining casual elegance with comfort. Scutes™ is Crocs’™ version of a classic après sports slide, versatile, comfortable and easy to slip on and off.

Witts says he thinks the NZ Olympic committee and the athletes involved in the selection of the team uniform have made an excellent choice from a range of over 40 different styles of Crocs™ shoes.

All the Crocs™ styles to be worn by NZ athletes in Beijing are all black in colour and fashioned from a unique material called Croslite™. Croslite™ is odour-resistant, slip resistant, lightweight and gives the feeling of walking on air.

Designed with built in arch and heel support, the Crocs that will be worn by NZ athletes will help reduce muscle fatigue in the feet and legs. Providing ultimate in comfort and functionality, Crocs™ is the only footwear to have been praised and certified by United States Ergonomics.

Crocs™ has been sold in New Zealand since 2006, and has established a firm footing with New Zealanders for their durability, versatility and maximum comfort factor. This is in line with its enormous global popularity and international sales success.


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