Crocs have become increasingly popular for their comfort and versatility, and one of the best ways to personalize your pair is by adding Jibbitz charms. These fun and quirky shoe accessories allow you to express your unique style while keeping your Crocs looking fresh.
However, for first-time users, it can be difficult to understand how Crocs charms are supposed to be inserted and removed. It might even seem scary, as you don’t want to ruin the holes of your beloved Crocs.
In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to properly put on and remove Jibbitz charms from your Crocs, ensuring they stay in place and don’t cause any damage to your shoes. For those who prefer video guidance, we have a 40-second YouTube Shorts video demonstrating the entire process.
Following these simple steps will help you install your Jibbitz charms properly and without damaging your Crocs:
Select the shoe charms you want to add to your Crocs. There are a variety of designs, colors, and themes available, so pick the ones that best represent your personality and style.
Make sure your Crocs are clean and dry before installing the charms. You can check out our article on how to clean dirty Crocs if you need guidance on cleaning them.
Hold the Jibbitz charm with the design facing up and the plastic backing pointing downward. Angle the plastic backing at around a 45° angle into the Crocs hole you want to place it in.
While pressing upwards from the inside of the Crocs hole, push the charm into the hole gently. Make sure not to force it in or bend the shoe, as this could cause damage. If the charm doesn’t click in easily, try adjusting the angle of the backing.
As you press the charm into the hole, listen for a click sound. This indicates that the charm has been securely installed and won’t fall out easily.
If you want to add more Jibbitz charms to your Crocs, simply repeat the process for each charm.
Note: If you have a child’s Croc, you may need to stretch the holes slightly before inserting the charms, as the plastic backings are usually too large for smaller holes. You can use a pencil or a similar object to gently widen the hole. We share an additional tip under the section “Do children’s Crocs need smaller Jibbitz charms” at the end of this article.
Now that you know how to put Jibbitz charms on your Crocs, let’s learn how to remove them when you want to change things up or clean your shoes.
Removing your Jibbitz charms is just as easy as putting them on. Follow these simple steps to remove your Crocs charms without damaging the shoes:
Turn your Crocs over and look at the inside of the shoe where the Jibbitz charm is installed. You should see the plastic backing of the charm inside the hole.
With your finger, gently push the charm up from the inside of the shoe, while at the same time pulling the charm out from the top side. Be careful not to use excessive force, as this may damage the Crocs hole or the charm itself.
If you have more charms to remove, simply repeat the process for each one.
With these steps, you can easily remove your Jibbitz charms without causing any damage to your Crocs or the charms themselves. Now you can change up your shoe charm collection whenever you please.
Now that you know how to properly insert and remove Jibbitz charms from your Crocs, it’s essential to maintain the charms to ensure they last. Here are some tips on how to care for your Jibbitz charms:
- Cleaning your Jibbitz charms: To clean your Jibbitz charms, simply remove them from your Crocs and gently wipe them down with a damp cloth. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, as they may damage the charm’s surface. For more detailed cleaning instructions, check out our guide on cleaning Crocs Jibbitz charms.
- Storing your charms: When you’re not using your Jibbitz charms, it’s a good idea to store them in a small container or a dedicated charm storage case. This will help prevent them from getting lost or damaged.
- Occasionally check your charms: While Jibbitz charms are generally durable, it doesn’t hurt to periodically examine them for any signs of wear or damage. By keeping an eye on their condition, you can replace any charms that show excessive wear, ensuring your collection stays looking its best.
By taking proper care of your Jibbitz charms, you’ll be able to enjoy their unique style and personalization for a long time. Remember, always be gentle when inserting and removing charms and practice proper care to keep your accessories in top condition.
If you don’t have any Crocs Jibbitz charms yet and just researched how to insert and remove them, you may be wondering where to buy them. Luckily, there are many options available for purchasing these shoe accessories.
- Online retailers: There are many online retailers that sell Jibbitz charms, including the Crocs official website, Amazon, and Etsy. With a wide variety of designs available, you’re sure to find a charm that speaks to you.
- Physical stores: If you prefer to shop in person, Crocs retail stores also carry a selection of Jibbitz charms. Check the Crocs website for a store locator to find a location near you.
- Secondhand markets: You might also find Jibbitz charms available for purchase on secondhand marketplaces like the Facebook marketplace, eBay or Poshmark. Just be sure to double-check the authenticity of the charm before purchasing.
It’s worth noting that not all jibbitz charms are made equally, and some may be of lower quality than others. Before making a purchase, be sure to read reviews and check the seller’s reputation. And no matter where you decide to buy your Crocs Jibbitz charms, remember to have fun with it!
In this section, we’ll address some common questions related to Crocs Jibbitz charms, to help you better understand how they work and how to properly use them.
It’s worth mentioning that when it comes to charms for Crocs, the size of the charm itself isn’t as crucial as the size of its plastic backing, which typically comes in a standard size. Some children’s Crocs might have smaller holes that may require manual enlargement to accommodate the charms. Stretching Crocs can be challenging, but I have a tried-and-true method that’s sure to work.
To stretch the holes in your Crocs, the croslite material needs to become more pliable. This can be achieved by heating your Crocs. Please refer to our guidelines on “How to Unshrink Crocs” to select a suitable heating method and follow the steps carefully. It’s best to work on one shoe at a time.
After heating, while the shoe remains pliable, gently stretch the holes using a pencil, your finger, or another suitable tool. Be careful not to overstretch. As the shoe cools down, the holes will retain the stretched size.
The number of charms you can put on your Crocs depends on the number of holes your particular pair of shoes has. Some styles have more holes than others, so it’s essential to choose the charms that best fit your personal style and the number of holes available.
While Crocs Jibbitz charms are designed specifically for Crocs shoes, you may find that they can also be used on other shoes with similar hole designs. Keep in mind that the fit may not be as secure, and the charms might not stay in place as well as they do on Crocs.
Remember, the key to properly inserting and removing Jibbitz charms is to follow the correct steps. In case you own a smaller size, you may need to stretch out the holes first. With practice, you’ll find that customizing your Crocs with charms is a fun and easy way to express your unique style.