Mon-Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 10am-7pm
1, 2, 3 at 72nd St.; B, C at 72nd St.
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There’s much more to the Croc flagship than the ubiquitous rubbery clogs with as many holes as a block of Swiss cheese. That practical all-terrain model—made from a resin dubbed Croslite—is available in a crayon-box of colors, as is the enormous spread of sandals and slippers. But the lesser-known designs are equally eye-catching. Most surprising are the stylish, leather-strap women’s platforms, which sport only a strip of Croslite on the sole for traction. Close on their heels are the suede Hi-Cruisers, modeled after the Clark’s Desert Boot, and the frayed-canvas Santa Cruz, which looks like the scruffier cousin of the Van’s slip-on skate shoe; both shoes have all-Croslite soles. The Prima is a women’s flat made entirely of Croslite and thus offering more arch support. A good quarter of the store is devoted to children’s shoes, some of which are camouflage-patterned or decorated with Mickey Mouse, the Little Mermaid, or SpongeBob. Shoppers of all ages rummage the bins of tiny animal-shape buttons—“Jibbitz” in Croc parlance—to customize the popular perforated models.