Crocs sale causes heavy traffic in Pasig


Posted at Mar 17 2010 07:31 PM | Updated as of Mar 18 2010 09:20 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Gridlock hit roads in Pasig City on Wednesday, all in the name of Crocs.

Shoppers from all over the Metro flocked to the Mega Tent at the Ortigas Center for the first day of the annual Crocs sale, causing heavy traffic in the surrounding areas. As of Wednesday afternoon, affected areas include Rosario, Meralco Avenue, EDSA Ortigas Flyover, and San Juan City.

The first day of the Crocs Mega Sale, held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., was exclusive to Citi cardholders and Citibank depositors. Prices of the popular footwear were slashed by as much as 90%.

The sale venue will be open to non-cardholders from March 18 to 21, but they first have to pay an entrance fee of P50 or fill out a Citi application form.

Originally developed as a spa shoe, Crocs became a huge hit in the Philippines and in several parts of the globe for its unique style and comfort.

The brand first featured basic clog designs with holes, and has now branched out to a variety of styles. Aside from shoes, Crocs is also into flip flops as well as phone and shoe accessories.