- People are buying shoes for dogs that look like Crocs, the famous and controversial comfy clog.
- Made by GEHARTY, the shoe is for decorating dogs, not walking them, the company told Daily Paws.
- Insider talked to dog owners who have bought the shoes and say their pets don’t like wearing them.
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 25-year-old Mallory Crownover told Insider she bought a pair of shoes for her dog, Burt, that look like Crocs after she saw a meme about dogs in Crocs on Facebook.
Crocs, one of the controversial shoe trends of our time, didn’t make the shoes, but they look very similar. Crownover said she got the shoes, made by GEHARTY, on Amazon, where they were no longer available at the time of writing.
This might be because the Croc-style shoe is in high demand. Entrepreneur reports that the accessories are gaining traction on the internet.
But while real Crocs are known for their comfort and versatility among humans, as Insider previously reported, GEHARTY’s pup-sized version of the shoe isn’t meant for taking your dog on a walk, the company told Daily Paws.
And Burt, known on Instagram as Burt on the Mount, would probably agree.
Crownover said that Burt, who is averse to having his feet touched, hasn’t worn the shoes since she took a picture of him in them when they came in the mail.
“He hates them,” she said. It took me ten minutes to take the picture! He kept pulling his feet away from me so they’d fall off.”
Insider could not immediately reach GEHARTY for comment about the shoes.
Jason Montes, known on Instagram as @antihero638, told Insider he bought the shoes for his French bulldog, Kiwi.
Montes said he came across the shoes on social media and bought them on eBay, adding that he doesn’t know the brand, but that they look like the GEHARTY shoe.
Kiwi usually likes clothes, but she doesn’t really like these clogs, according to Montes.
“These, in particular, don’t stay on that well. So she can’t really walk in them,” he said. “I just put them on her for a couple of pictures so she hasn’t really worn them a whole lot.”
At Crownover’s house, the dog shoes now live on the windowsill, she said.
“Burt is more of a sweater guy,” she added.