Dressing up dogs in people clothes is a part of the pet-owning culture, so it was really only a matter of time before the unfashionable Croc clog made its way onto some canine feet.
Are they wearable? Not really. Do they help the dog in any way? Definitely not. Are they still freaking adorable? Unfortunately, the answer is yes.
There are probably other brands because CAPITALISM, but one of the most popular makers is Geharty on Amazon, and they do a really excellent job of marketing these dog shoes to the right people. In their descriptions of the shoe, there is no mention of practicality or function at all. Example:
Leave a good memory: We believe that these dog crocs shoes can bring joy to your family and friends, and can also bring you and your dog a fun memory and some fun photos.
And it’s true:
What a wonderful memory of that time the dog wore shoes and we took a picture!
This Croc-wearing dog has had its identity obscured for its protection:
This poor dog is trying so hard to be a good boy, my heart has broken in two:
There are all sorts of colors to dress and pose your dog in. You should probably get at least two pairs because they have four feet, or get every color and do a fun mix and match:
“When your dog wears these stylish shoes with other interesting clothes,” writes Geharty. “Yes, I am sure your dog can be the most handsome or the most beautiful dog.”
I went looking to see if there were any dog Croc users out in the wilds of the Internet, and it does seem like people are using these shoes exactly as they are intended: for a photoshoot.
Putting your dogs in Crocs is a fun way to pass the time in our lives, like sands through the hourglass. The site says they are only suitable for “small dogs,” I hope no Great Danes are disappointed. Maybe a dog Louboutin for the big boys?
If you do get these Crocs, please be careful leaving them out. You don’t want a dog who eats Crocs.