The announcement came as a shock to many -- though most were just surprised Crocs are actually crafted instead of being spawned out of that plastic trash vortex in the Pacific Ocean. While it's true that Crocs has suffered a steady decline over the last few years, in 2017, the company actually saw its sales on the rise again. It seems something about finding themselves in a hard and uncomfortable world is driving people back into the grip of these cozy monstrosities. And with the depressingly successful launch of the high-heeled Croc last July, it seems that the company was heading toward even greater success.
It must've come as a great blow to the Croc Nation then when the company announced last week that its CFO would stepping down and, even more alarmingly, its last manufacturing plants in Mexico and Italy would be closing down. Fans of Crocs immediately took to social media (after their kids explained turning on the computer to them) and panicked that this was the end for Crocs.