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Crocs™ Give Volleyball Players The Edge

Media release 19 December 2008

Crocs™ Give Volleyball Players The Edge

It will be a summer of sun, sea, sand and Crocs™, as the global footwear phenomenon sponsors one of the hottest female volleyball teams in the 2009 McEntee Hire Beach Volleyball Tour.

As “Team Crocs™”, American volleyball stars Paige Davis and Jenn Snyder will tour New Zealand from Oriental Parade in Wellington to the ASB Tennis Centre in Auckland – demonstrating not only their amazing athletic ability, but also why Crocs™ are the leisure footwear of choice for serious athletes.

During the tour, Davis and Snyder will wear Crocs™ Capri Canvas, Malindi, Cleo and Women’s Santa Cruz off court, providing comfort, style and the support that athletes need to maintain their fitness.

Crocs™ have proven to be a favourite with Kiwi athletes. They were worn as the official footwear of the New Zealand Olympic team in Beijing this year and ensured NZ athletes were kept cool, stylish and comfortable in throughout the heat and humidity of Beijing.

“Crocs™ are ideal footwear for athletes, who need to ensure their muscles are fully supported and relaxed so they can recover between games of extreme, taxing activity,” says Crocs™ general manager Andy Witts.

“All Crocs™ feature a massaging footbed and super soft circulation nubs that help to stimulate blood flow. Like all authentic Crocs™ shoes they mould to the feet for an immaculate custom fit that will keep athletes feet cool and comfortable all day long.”

Crocs™ are also made from a unique material called Croslite™, which is odour-resistant, slip resistant, lightweight and gives the feeling of walking on air.

This will be the second time Davis has taken part in what is New Zealand’s only national beach volleyball tournament – the McEntee Hire Beach Volleyball Tour. In 2008 she reached the finals with her then partner Jennelle Koester.

Davis has been playing professionally since her passion for beach volleyball was sparked while working for NBC at the 2004 Athens Olympics. She is the 2008 Australia Crocs™ Tour champion.

Fellow Team Crocs™ player, Snyder will be participating for the first time in the New Zealand Tour, however she has played professionally in Italy, Turkey, Switzerland and the United States.

Both players say they are looking forward to the competition, and to the fun, relaxed atmosphere of a New Zealand summer. And they’re also excited to continue their love affair with Crocs™.

“Beach volleyball is tough, physical work,” says Davis. “It’s really important that between games our muscles get the maximum chance to recover so we can give 100% every time we’re on the court.”

“With their built-in arch and heel support, Crocs™ help reduce muscle fatigue in our legs and feet, so we can always be at the top of our game.

“And, of course, they look great as well!”

The 2009 McEntee Hire Beach Volleyball Tour, now in its 13th year, runs from January 3-25. Games will be held at Sumner Beach in Christchurch, Wellington’s Oriental Parade, Ohope Beach in Whakatane, Mt Maunganui and the ASB Tennis Centre in Auckland.

Team Crocs™ will play on three of the major legs of the tour - Wellington, Mt Maunganui and Auckland – vying to take out top honours as the best female team at this year’s event.


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