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How Crocs Went From Fashion Punchline to Pandemic Must-Have

The second coming of the ugliest shoe ever to be worn

A variety of colorful Crocs brand foam slippers on display for sale.
A variety of colorful Crocs brand foam slippers on display for sale.
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Crocs — the colorful, comfortable foam clogs that break almost every rule in fashion and evoke divisive and visceral reactions from customers and critics alike — are back from the dead. The shoe company that was once the butt of…