Crocs has announced the company's expansion into Puerto Rico with new store locations.

Stores opening this month include the Plaza Las Americas store, located in Hato Rey, and Plaza Carolina store, located in San Juan. These join the Barceloneta and Old San Juan locations, which opened earlier this year to mark the company's first retail venture into Puerto Rico.

The company said retail sales have played a key role in the company's growth strategy this year, posting a 35% year over year revenue increase in the third quarter of 2010.

"Puerto Rico is a great market for Crocs and a very strong footwear market," said Doug Hayes, vice president and general manager of Americas for Crocs.

"New stores are a part of our Crocs brand globalisation strategy. It's important for us to not only strategically locate our stores in busy shopping districts, but also showcase our product offering to shoppers."