Now that summer is coming, you may be looking for the famous croc sandals in AliExpress. Truth is, its pretty hard to find Croc band sandals in AliExpress, but after some investigation, we’ve been able to find some shops that offering cheap Chinese white brand ones (you can see them here). I love Crocs, they are so comfortable I can wear them all day and I honestly can’t tell the difference between Chinese versions and originals, except the price of course.
In today’s article I’m going to tell you my experience with both and tell you why personally I prefer cheap white label brand ones.
Why do all Crocs look practically the same (original Crocs, white brands and replicas)
Some sandal brands will go as far as to tell you that they models are good for the back and orthopedic, others will rave about their premium materials…. The honest truth is that all these models are exactly the same, the design might be a bit different but really, they are all the same. Let me explain better, the sandals are made by inserting a plastic material called EVA into a mold. In fact all these shoes are made out of the same materials and with the same technology, no mystery here.
And another thing, do you know how much it cost to make these EVA sandals? 1 euro/dollar. Its super cheap. The only reason original Crocs are so expensive is because they have a logo, and this is apparently reason enough to overprice them. Just imagine how much profit they are making. This being said, it’s no different than what Nike, Adidas, Louis Vuitton, etc…do.
How to find Croc style sandals and other brands in AliExpress
Most white brands aren’t very well known, so the best thing is to do is use a generic search on AliExpress. These are the best key words we have found for cheap Crocband sandals. We’ve also added an acronym so you can find children ones (smaller sizes and cartoon patterns).
How to find the best deals on Croc style shoes in AliExpress – Tricks and advice
Once you find a Crocs model you like, its very important to check a few things before completing your purchase. First, the rating AliExpress has awarded the shop, the higher the rating, the safer it is to make a purchase from it.
Secondly, look at what previous customers have to say about the quality and durability of the product. It’s also a good idea to look at the comments to get a better idea of how sizes work, they might be a bit smaller of bigger than the original ones. In some cases customers will even recommend you buy a size smaller or bigger than you usually would. Finally, make sure you contact the seller directly with any doubts you might have. You can even ask them to send you more pictures of the product.
If you have any doubts about sizes, here is a conversion table. You might also find one in the seller’s page. M is the size for men, W is for women.
I want cheap original Crocs! – Amazon
If you aren’t persuaded and you want to pay a little extra to get originals, I recommend you use Amazon. You can find original Crocs for super cheap and will get them much sooner than you would in AliExpress. The only disadvantage is that even if they are cheaper, their prices still aren’t as good as AliExpress.
As you can see in the picture above, they are very popular, with tons of sales and good reviews.
So, where should I get them?
I personally recommend you save money buy purchasing some white label crocs in AliExpress, the quality is great and they are basically the same thing. Nevertheless, some people prefer originals, so it’s really up to you. All in all, if you wan to get them in AliExpress, it will be much cheaper but it will take more or less 2 weeks to get to you. On the other hand if you want to spend a bit more money to get original, Amazon is the shop for you.