Do Crocs Run Big or Small?

Crocs are my all time favorites, in fact, they are my go-to footwear for the simple fact that they are so comfy, lightweight, aerated, spacious and I just get the feel of walking on a fluffy cushion!

I am such a person who does not like walking much, but when in my crocs I can literally travel miles without getting slightest tired.

But this feeling of comfort can only be achieved when you buy crocs of the right size for your feet.

Crocs are very spacious footwear in the sense that the toe box is very roomy that allows your toes to wiggle freely and the sides of crocs too do not press on your feet with an advantage of the back straps to hold your feet in position while walking.

Do Crocs Run Big or Small

This extra space in crocs makes them roomier than other shoes but when compared to the other brands, lengthwise crocs are true to size like the Crocs classic clogs. But models like the Crocs Bistro Clogs, Crocs Bistro Pro Clogs and Crocs Specialist ll Clogs run a size bigger.

Yes, crocs will run bigger if you buy the exact size that matches the size of your feet. But those extra inches can be liked by some as being roomy and comfortable.

Generally, if you are say size 8, then you should go for size 7 or 71/2 in crocs in order to achieve that perfect fit.

Still, there are some more points to be considered before you decide to choose the sizing of your crocs which I will be detailing in this article.

Let’s find out what they are…

Should you size up or down in crocs?

Before answering this question I would like you to know something obvious that crocs clogs are not just one particular model of footwear, but they come in different varieties or models and each model is different in sizing and fitting than the others.

Therefore, whether you should size up or down in crocs clogs will depend on the particular model that you are selecting to buy.

Normally, if you go for the common crocs classic clogs, they will give you a roomy fit, but you can go for the exact size of your feet because they are perfect lengthwise.

But for some other models that fit longer like the crocs bistro and crocs bistro pro, which I will be discussing below, going a size down can be better if you enjoy a snug fit.

How do crocs fit?

As mentioned in the section above, different varieties of crocs clogs will end up fitting differently in your feet. 

Therefore, before you decide to size up or down, let’s find out about the fittings of the various crocs clogs models:

First of all, crocs clogs offer you with two different types of fittings:

      • The roomy fit: the wider fit
      • The relaxed fit: the snug fit

Not only in width, but in length too the crocs clogs models vary slightly from each other. For example, the crocs bistro clogs run a little bit longer in size than the crocs classic clogs!

Let’s now have a deeper look at the fittings of the different crocs clogs models:

1. Crocs Classic Clogs:

Crocs Classic Clogs

The crocs classic clogs fit somewhat true to size but offer a roomy fit. When you compare them with other brand shoes of the same size, some will be shorter and others will be longer than them.

For example, Vans might be shorter and Nike might be longer than the crocs classic clogs.

2. Crocs Bistro Clogs:

Crocs bistro clogs

Crocs Bistro will definitely fit longer and wider than the rest models of crocs clogs. It is in fact, the widest of all models and therefore, sizing down will be the best option with this particular model of crocs clogs.

3. Crocs Bistro Pro Clogs:

Crocs Bistro Pro Clogs

Crocs Bistro Pro Clogs fit longer than the crocs classic clogs and offer a roomy fit which is their widest toe box.

Therefore, sizing down would be the best option with this model of crocs if you enjoy snug fit more than roomy fit.

But one thing to note is that they have an adjustable strap at the heels, which enables you to customise the fitting according to your comfort zone.

4. Crocs On The Clock Clogs:

Crocs On The Clock Clogs

The Crocs On The Clock Clogs is a bit different from the rest models of crocs in the sense that they are slip-ons that have a closed heel rather than straps at the back. 

This model of crocs offers a relaxed fit and is narrower as compared to the other crocs clogs models. Still, it has got enough space in the toe box area to offer you a snug fit.

Therefore, if you are planning to buy Crocs On The Clock Clogs, it’s better to choose the exact size of your feet and don’t size down in this.

5. Crocs Baya Clogs:

Crocs Baya Clogs

The crocs Baya Clogs have somewhat the same sizing as corcs classic clogs that is lengthwise they fit true to size but in width they offer the roomy fit which is quite wide for the rest of the shoes when compared with this model.

All in all, as they fit true to size in length, therefore, getting the exact size will be recommended for this model.

6. Crocs Crocband Clogs:

Crocs Crocband Clogs

Again, lengthwise, this model fits true to size but unlike Crocs Baya, the Crocband offers a relaxed fit which fits very comfortable to the feet. Therefore, buying true to your feet size is what is recommended for this model.

7. Crocs All Terrain Clogs:

Crocs All Terrain Clogs

This model fits true to size in length with a roomy fit. Also, they have an adjustable strap at the heels which enables you to adjust the fit according to your feet size and shape. Overall, buying the exact size of your feet would be advisable for Crocs All Terrain Clogs.

8. Crocs Specialist ll Clogs:

Crocs Specialist ll Clogs

Crocs Specialist ll Clogs fits longer and wider than the crocs classics clogs with their roomy fit design and therefore sizing down would be the best option with this model. It is in fact, their roomiest and lengthiest models of all crocs clogs.

9. Crocs Lite Ride Clogs:

Crocs Lite Ride Clogs

Crocs Lite Ride Clogs will offer you a sleek design morewhat like athletic shoes with a relaxed fit. It is in fact the narrowest of all models and perfect in length. So, do not ever size down with this particular model of crocs clogs.

Should I size up or down for crocs if I’m a half size?

Crocs generally do not come in half sizes, yet if you are a half sized person, it’s better to choose the down size for the following models: crocs bistro, crocs bistro pro and crocs Specialist ll and for models similar to the crocs classics, you can go for the size up if you enjoy a roomy fit because lengthwise they will fit true to size.

See also: How to Shrink Crocs? (Fast and Simple Ways)

How do I know my croc size?

As I have discussed above, the size that you will be selecting for your crocs will depend on the particular model you are choosing to buy.

While only with the 3 particular models that is Crocs Bistro Clogs, Crocs Bistro Pro Clogs and Crocs Specialist ll Clogs you can size down as they are a big longer in length as compared to the shoes of the same sizes, but with the other models of crocs buying the exact size as that of your feet would be recorded.

Here, I am sharing the Crocs size chart for your reference:

Paste the chart……..

Crocs men’s sizing chart:

Crocs men's sizing chart

Crocs Unisex sizing chart:

Crocs Unisex sizing chartCrocs kids sizing chart:

Crocs kids sizing chart

Crocs women sizing chart:

Crocs women sizing chart

Do crocs stretch over time?

Crocs are made of a very soft, fluffy, cushiony foam like material called Croslite. They are super flexible, bendable and of course stretchy.

So, you can expect them to stretch a bit over time, but obviously they will not run a size bigger over time. Even if they can be stretched, they return to their original state after some time.

And it’s a wrap!

In my opinion, Crocs are to offer you a comfortable and relaxed fit. So, you do not need to size up or down in Crocs to enjoy it’s original comfort or else why do you need to buy a crocs???

Stephen Luettgen
I have 12+ years of experience in construction, inspections, handy work, and currently working as a Construction Site Manager. In today’s day we spent a significant part of our time at workplace and a right work gear can have significant impact not only on your safety but also work quality.

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