Crocs, the brightly-coloured, lightweight shoes, have become the most searched-for fashion item in the UK.

Hitwise reported an eight-fold increase in the number of "croc" queries since February, with most uptake seen as summer approaches.

"We have been blessed with warm weather of late and this is no doubt a key driver of searches for Crocs, Birkenstocks and sunglasses," said analyst Heather Hopkins.

"Consumers looking to update their summer wardrobe are turning to the web and Crocs have become the must-have fashion item for spring."

But Hopkins revealed, the official retail site, was not the top beneficiary from Croc search mania.

The top recipient of traffic, she said, is, which is getting 80% of its views from "croc" searches and 79% of its search traffic from sponsored links.


Published 24 April, 2007 by Robert Andrews

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It is hard to believe that Crocs have only been around for a few years. They can be seen on just about everyone from young kids to Hollywood stars. They are a phenomenon that is hard understand. Many people hate the look....but love the comfort. Here are some of the many benefits of

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