I have ordered Crocs before (about five years ago) to wear outside while working in the yard. They are great for that purpose - when you get ready to go back in the house you can simply hose them off. My old Crocs had worn down to the point where they were so smooth they could be slippery on a concrete floor, so I decided to order these . Since I loved the old ones, I tried to get the exact same shoes. My old ones were made in Mexico so I ordered the ones that were also made in Mexico in the same size. The new ones were a lot stiffer and somewhat smaller. I can still wear them but they aren't as comfortable or as well made as the old ones.