Would you buy Imitate Crocs?

Imitation Crocs - This is a pair of purple Dora Crocs, is imitate, not genuine. The color is so sweet.
@vingyan06 (2489)
Malaysia
August 13, 2009 11:20am CST
They are many imitate Crocs in the market. A pair of genuine costs about $40++ but a pair of imitate Crocs will only need to pay $10. which will you go for it? I went for night market near my place last week. I was surprise to see a new stall selling Crocs shoes. They sell all kind of Crocs for adult and chilren, any design, just name it, and they have it for you. Very nice material and colorful too. Of course these Crocs are imitation and look so real. They even come with the Crocs plastic bag. I bought one for my little girl just for fun. the pair of Crocs looks so nice and it is purple Dora Crocs. It come with Crocs tag too. I hardly buy imitation for my kids because I worry the material and quality of imitation. How about you, do you ever buy an imitation Crocs before? Or other brand of imitation?
13 responses
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Hi there! I haven't bought any imitated apparel yet. I always buy the original thing cause like what you said, it's the quality of the material that's important. I know branded items are quite expensive but they are really of sturdy materials so it's worth it cause you can make use of them for years. Besides, I don't shop for branded items always as in regularly. One expensive item every 2 months is quite enough for me. Sometimes even longer than 2 months and as long as I have the budget for it. But for other people, say a gift yes, I do buy imitated ones. They wouldn't know it's imitation so I'm not bothered at all. Ciao!
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
14 Aug 09
Hi iskayz, thank you for your comments. Yeah, we both seems think of quality and material is so important. I like branded and of course they are all in super good materials and can use for years. But I never want to buy a imitate gifts for friends.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
You have never bought imitated items for your friends? Well how lucky your friends are! Oh I wish I am your neighbor and your friend cause I have just spent my birthday last month..
• Malaysia
14 Aug 09
Hi iskayz, i think you would like to be my friend too.. haha. Actually i also never think that i would by an imitate item for my friend. I did buy imitate item like a mirror the tag 'anna sui', or other small thing with branded tag. I don't think i'll bother my mirror or my eyeliner sharpener is genuine or not. LOL.. But i wont buy imitate big item like shirt, footwear or bag. Cheers =)
• Malaysia
14 Aug 09
At first, Crocs also not really my cup of tea, but when i saw crocs olivia, i really can't help it and get a pair for myself from Crocs outlet store which cost me RM139.00. It's really comfortable. The next two days, my room mate also went and got a pair of imitation Crocs for herself which cost her only RM10. Actually, even the imitation look similar to the genuine one, but there's a reason why the genuine one is preferable for me. In my opinion, if you want something comfortable all day long, you may go for the genuine one. I never try the imitation one, but i can notice my room mate's crocs is a bit heavier than mine. The genuine crocs is made from Croslite material, which is antimicrobial and ergonomic. I read from somewhere that it's proven to reduce muscle fatigue up to 62.6% more than standing barefoot. So, i may say that i won't buy an imitation Crocs because i'm not really sure that i can feel comfortable all day long.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Hi de_angel! I know Crocs is a good product and I have been gazing on some of those nice footwear every time I'm at the mall. They're really expensive here in the Philippines and how I wished I had one too. But I had to go for the havaianas cause' they're much cheaper. Anyways, have you heard of the Croc accidents last year? Those Crocs material sticks hard on the escalators and one kid got her foot caught cause she can't pull the Crocs off the escalator. I thought they were just rumors but its true. My brother's girlfriend's mother had her foot caught too because of the Crocs. But she didn't injured her foot. She hold on to her Crocs and pulled hard. The mother said, she can't let go of her foot off the Crocs cause of the price hehe.
• Malaysia
17 Aug 09
Thanks iskayz for sharing this information. when i bought this crocs, there is a tag that came along telling us about the precautions. So, i was making fun of it with my friend, because the tag telling us to be careful when using the escalator. I was wondering how this crocs can cause any harm nearby the escalator every time i wearing it. Now i know it already, thanks to you I'll be more careful when i'm using the escalator so that i wont make ashamed of myself in the shopping mall. haha..
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
17 Aug 09
Hi, it is true! I did hear about this accident happen before. Hence and that is why I don't want to spent that much of money buying a dangerous shoes for my kids. But I can not resist not getting a pair of Dora Crocs for my daughter as they are really cute! What I do now is making sure my daughter can only wear this imitation to the garden or park.
@advokatku (4037)
• Indonesia
14 Aug 09
Never buy imitate. Never and never. Buy imitate same the meaning with support piracy. Thats ilegal
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Hey you got a point there advokatku! Yes without us patronizing those imitations, no one will make a sale out of them, so maybe those who manufacture them will close down their business. But it will be very hard to prevent people from buying imitations. Not everyone can afford and usually, to lots of people brands doesn't matter as long as they've got something to wear.
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
17 Aug 09
Yeah, they are still a lot people that support genuine stuff. It is of course no good to buy imitations! After all, this is in fact my first time buying imitations. I always support genuine ! . Thank you for the participation!
@shuetyeng (148)
• Malaysia
19 Aug 09
Franking speaking, I have never seen a Real Crocs but I have seen so many Imitate Crocs in the supermarket. They are selling at a very cheap price and its colourful design really attracted me to buy for my girl. I have not only buy the Imitate Crocs once but twice. I guess me and my husband just love to see my daughter walk and run comfortably with it, furthermore with the rapid growing feet of a kiddos, I guess it would not be a bad idea to buy one.
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
19 Aug 09
Hi shuetyeng, welcome to mylot! I am so happy you have dedicated your first response to me, . You have give a very good point. It is true, kids out grow their shoes very fast, within 2-3 months time we have to get them a new shoes even the old one is still in very good condition! Buying a pair of fake Crocs is not any big deals. As long as the kids like it, and comfortable wearing it, we can go ahead to buy for them. Thank you for sharing here and do take your time to drop by at my other discussions!
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
i wouldn't buy imitation unless it is an accessory. i don't know...maybe because i have friends who buy the real thing and they know fake. besides, the fact that it is fake means many of the members of the population one belongs to cannot afford it. maybe it's because of social sensitivity also. besides, it is fake. buy your own is my motto. there are great quality clothes made locally. besides, if you wouldn't buy locally made brands then who will? how will it be known for it's great quality if in its birthplace no one buys it? have a great day, friend !
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
19 Aug 09
Thank you for your response. It is good to support original brand and local made products. I am always proud to buy local brand clothing too. We have local made vehicles too. Many people in may country buy local made cars because it is much more cheaper than imported cars like Toyota, Honda and others. The quality is as good as those imported cars as well. Enjoy your day and hope to see you in my other discussions as well.
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14 Aug 09
I don't like crocs. Therefore I wouldn't buy imitation or brand. But if it was a gift for someone it would depend on how much I like them/ how much money I have.
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
17 Aug 09
Thank you for your response here. Happy Mylotting!
@shhheila (1847)
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
crocs are popular here... but most prefer imitations, they are much more affordable and cheap... authentic ones are expensive, i can buy 2 to 3 pairs of shoes of that price. hmmm... fake and original ones ---- for me are the same, people wont care on what u wear!
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
14 Aug 09
Thank you for sharing here. Seems like you are a crocs fan! . No doubt, Crocs shoes in so comfortable to wear as it is very light and soft. I never have a pair of Crocs for myself, not a fake or authentic . Some people will go for fake one while they are still people who only buy authentic Crocs. But I am really not so sure about the different of quality on both. Maybe you can share more here? a pair of fake Crocs can last for how long?
• China
14 Aug 09
I am a senior student.Crocs is very popular in youngers now,and many mates around me have a real Crocs.I know it is just a pair of slippers,but many youngsters chase them,even if it will cost more than 200 yuan(I am a Chinese).So,in order to attain the brand,or to make their friends to admire them,some will buy genuine one.Sometimes,I also want to get a pair,but in my opinion,it is no necessity to buy a genuine.Maybe some think it is very cool,however,it only give us empty glory.So,I never buy genuine things,if I cannot support,I will not want to get the brand.
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
17 Aug 09
Hi, welcome to Mylot! I get to know many students here like to wear Crocs too. It is not a cheap slippers and I admit not all the students can afford to buy genuine Crocs. Just stick with what you want and don't need to admire what others have. Stay happy!
@jaizhi (260)
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
I have bought imitation crocs about a month ago and it is still okay and looks perfectly like the original ones. I even bought one for my nephew too.... Only I and the eye of the critic would know that its just imitation. I dont actually get bothered by buying imitations for me as long as they look totally alike... I'll buy it... Its best than having the orginal ones and losing them or waring them off after a few months... atleast with imitations you dont feel like you wasted too much money.. lol
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
17 Aug 09
Hi Jaizhi, glad to hear that your imitation is still looks good! . If you found out that the fake shoes look alike with the real one, and the quality isn't that bad, of course you can buy the fake Crocs to save up some money. Happy Mylotting to you!
• United States
14 Aug 09
I have a pair of fake ones. my uncle said I should get real ones since they last longer my my pair was already very comfortable and for 5 bucks, it already lasted 6 months so I think its pretty good. I don't think children need brand name clothing or shoes but just as long it it is comfortable. Hope your little girl enjoys her Dora Crocs
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
14 Aug 09
Yeah, my girl just like her new pair of Dora Crocs. For kids, they don't realized it is fake or real ... But I did ask if she feels not comfortable with the shoes, must let mummy know. I just worry about the material will cause any uncomfortable for her. Glad to hear that your pair of fake Crocs can last for more than 6 months. It is indeed a good buy and worth of your money.
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
13 Aug 09
vingyan.. YES, I but immitates.. but it must look real for it.. the imitations that I have bought were jeans, shoes, but never handbags since I find them too fake.. but as for my child, I don't think I be buying her any imitation, as I am like you, concern over the materials they use.. I rather save on my own, and spend on my child.. I think you are the same too..
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
14 Aug 09
Hi cwong, thank you for dropping by my discussion. Yeah, those fake and imitation are as real as genuine. They are very real but fake handbags too. Just to share with you... A real Louis Vuitton Speedy bag worth $1000 but you will only need to pay $100 for a fake one. It looks 99% real. But I would buy it as paying $100 is so much for a fake bag even it looks so real. Why not just pay $100 to buy a middle class branded bag like Roxy, Guess, Esprit or Bonia, agree with me? For kids, parents out there sure want to give the best...
• Philippines
13 Aug 09
Crocs have been in the market but I guess I am the only person who does not like to wear it. I simply don't buy any crocs, be it original or fake. But certainly there are more fakes spreading here in the market than the real one. Yes, the price would tell you if it is the right one. But it's not my cup of tea for a foot wear, sorry. But if it looks good on you and you feel comfortable wearing it, i have nothing against it. Happy Mylotting.
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
14 Aug 09
Thank you for your comments here. Yeah, not every one like Crocs. You are just like my sister, she claims that Crocs is not her cup of tea... Anywhere still they are many people out there love Crocs... Wishing you a great weekend and happy mylotting!
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
13 Aug 09
i have a pair of both. both were given to me. they seem to be about the same really. you just pay extra for the name and that is something i do not do. i do not buy designer stuff (what i have was given to me via hand me downs).
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
13 Aug 09
Hi cher, thank you for your reply and time. Yeah, if we look from both imitate and real Crocs, they are actually the same. But once you touch it, I think you can feel the different. I think the material for both will be totally different. Happy mylotting!