George B. Boedecker, Jr.
Crocs, Inc. is a shoe manufacturer founded by entrepreneur George B. Boedecker, Jr. to produce and distribute a foam clog design acquired from a Quebec company called Foam Creations. Originally intended as a boating shoe because of its superior grip, non-marking sole. The first Beach Model was introduced at the Florida Boat Show in November 2002 and sold out in two days.
In June 2004, Crocs purchased Foam Creations and their manufacturing operations to secure exclusive rights to the proprietary foam resin called Croslite. The foam forms itself to a wearer's feet and offers purported medical benefits, according to a number of podiatrists.
Crocs shoes are usually manufactured in their own facilities in Canada and Mexico, as well as contract manufacturers in Italy, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and China.
Crocs come in a variety of styles. The shoes are produced in a wide array of colors depending on the model. The Beach and Cayman styles are available in more than 20 colors; most other styles are produced in a palette of four to six colors or two-color combinations.