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The company was overextended, and the recession made it worse. Crocs was saddled with excess inventory and forced to liquidate it.Retailers cut back on buying some of its newer products as shoppers turned on the brand.Crocs started opening its own stores to make up for lost distribution, but that strategy missed in part because clogs are mainly warmer weather shoes.”The stores were a real drag to the business in those colder weather months where people aren’t looking to buy Crocs,” Kummetz said.Under new management, and after a $200 million private equity investment, Crocs has shut hundreds of owned stores, transferred control of others to distributors outside the United States, and closed factories as it tries to save money.In May, Crocs closed a factory in Mexico and moved ahead with plans to end production at its final plant in Italy. Once that closes, all of Crocs’ production will be outsourced to third parties, primarily in China and Vietnam.Chief executive Andrew Rees took over in 2017, and he has emphasized cutting underperforming lines, lightening Crocs’ inventory levels, and investing in core clogs, sandals and flip flops with different colors and graphics.Rees’ strategic shift has worked, and Crocs has been able to stay relevant with shoppers and adapt to retail upheaval.Crocs sold close to 18 million pairs of shoes during the quarter, getting a boost from an online musical featuring celebrity endorser Drew Barrymore.