August 1st, 2009

Satin Cat Face

The Man In The White Crocs

A few weeks back, there was an article in the Washington Post about how the recession has impacted the makers of "Crocs" ventilated foam clogs. One statement that I meant to comment on at the time:

[T]he shoes were hitting a saturation point; the problem with a nearly indestructible product is that shoppers rarely need to replace it.

Obviously, this is a judgment that would be difficult to test definitively, but it's possible that the company is a victim of its own success.