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Monday 9 July 2012

Review: Crocs Chameleon Carlie Flats

Last month at BritMums I was lucky enough to pick up a couple of pairs of Crocs shoes for my girls to try out.  I knew as soon as I saw the Chameleon Carlie flats that my girls would just adore them.  I think it was the beautiful shiny pink lemonade coloured jibbitz that sold the shoes to me!  Yes I really am that much of a girl that a shiny button on a shoe would sell them!

A pair of these shoes retail for £34.99 on the Crocs website and they look as if they are built to last, the TPU upper is flexible and hard wearing but I have to say both my girls got a blister on their first wear, so they are having to wear the shoes with socks now for a while.  The soles are the signature croslite material for comfort and hard wearing ability.

This style is available in a children's size 9 up to a junior size 1. I believe the sizes come up slightly small. Miss M is a size 12.5F in Clarks and I received a C13 in this style but they were too small and I had to change them for a J1 which are just right. But that is no problem as long as you know.

The real clincher with these shoes is the Chameleon aspect, when your child walks out into the sunshine the shoes instantly change colour, my girls went from the very pale pink/ white to a rich pink/ light purple and both my twins were thrilled with this!  Again I showed my girlie streak as I thought these were awesome too and JJ is angling for a pair or boys crocs with the same feature but sadly with his big feet he is out of luck!

Take a look at the Chameleons in action -

Miss E is crazy about Hello Kitty and that is another reason why Crocs are perfect for her as you can purchase Jibbitzs of your choice to adorn your child's shoes.  There are so many to choose from and they range in price from  £1.69 to £3.59 each but you get each third one free on the Crocs website.

Whilst I do love the Jibbitz, we found that on this particular style they were prone to slip out and one Saturday we spent an extra half an hour traipsing back around the shops to find a lost Hello Kitty. Luckily it was sat by the comics in Smiths!  I have now super glued the girls ones in and solved the problem.

In general I think these are a super pair of shoes, stylish and practical. They are not the cheapest shoes about but I believe they will last and are very versatile and therefore present value for money.  I give them a 7/10 overall.

You can order direct from the Crocs website, where delivery is £4.95 per order with an easy returns system or alternatively crocs are stocked at many reputable footwear retailers or there are a number of dedicated Crocs stores in the UK which you can locate here.

Disclaimer: I received 2 pairs of shoes for the purposes of this review.  I have not been instructed what to write and I remain honest.

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