Don't call 'em Croakies (R)
First and foremost, Croakies (R) is a trademark of the Croakies company. Croakies (R) were originally developed in 1977 by a local ski patrolman in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. You can visit their website here: www.croakies.com. Although many people now refer to all sunglass straps as "Croakies", the Croakies company still maintains that the term may only be used to define their particular eyewear retainers. With that in mind, you won't see us refer to Sounders(TM) as Croakies (R).
So what makes Sounders(TM) different? We developed the first leather sunglass strap because we wanted a sunglass strap that was as at home on the slopes as off. One that was made of high quality materials, and handcrafted here in the USA. We also wanted a sunglass strap that secured to the very ends of the sunglass frames. Croakies (R) need to pushed far onto the temples to secure to the sunglasses. This adds a lot of bulk to the frame temples and contradicts the ergonomic design the sunglass manufacturer intended.
Sounders(TM) feature our patent-pending GripTite(TM) rubber fittings that securely attach to the very ends of the sunglass frame. Sounders(TM) sunglass straps fit wayfarers, aviators and most other models in between.
We hope you'll give a pair of Sounders(TM) a try. We'd love for you to join the growing community of individuals who value the high quality, functional goods we take great pride in crafting.