Do Crocs Make Feet Wider?

Crocs have become quite popular over the years and they are famous for their soft foam material and large/wide toe box.  This might have you wondering if Croc will make your feet wider?

There is no scientific evidence to suggest that Crocs will make your feet wider.  There is scientific research and evidence that show improperly fitting shoes (especially shoes that are too tight) can in fact make your feet wider, cause bunions, hammer toes and other foot deformities.

Whether you are considering Crocs or any other shoe, the most important thing to consider is your foot health, therefore choose a shoe that doesn’t compress the balls of your feet or your toes. (See Sources at the bottom of this page for the scientific studies)

If you are considering Crocs as a shoe, then let’s take a look at some of the benefits and features of these shoes and why you might want to choose a pair.

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Why Do Crocs Look Big? 

The Classic Crocs are made from a closed-resin foam called Croslite which will conform to your feet as you wear the Crocs.  These Crocs are styled after clogs and have a large toe box which offers your toes and the balls of your feet plenty of space.

The "clogs" style makes them look big and they are also wider than traditional dressed shoes or running shoes.

There are holes on the top of the Crocs for ventilation and the 4 holes on the sides are in fact there to allow your toes to extend out of the shoe for added grip on slippery surfaces! (who knew!?)  

The American Podiatric Medical Association have stated that Crocs are a fantastic shoe for people suffering from foot issues, deformities, bunions, plantar fasciitis.  The large toe box doesn’t constrict your foot and allows for pain relief while wearing these shoes compared to wearing traditional tighter shoes.

One theory I have about the myth that Crocs will cause wide feet, is that people with wide feet or with foot issues are more likely to purchase Crocs for relief.  Therefore, you might see more people wearing Crocs with wide feet.  Then the question becomes, which came first "the Crocs or the wide feet?"  (see what I did there? Lol)

Crocs material, Croslite, is lightweight and has antibacterial properties which helps to prevent risk of infection from open sores and foot wounds. Another reason that Crocs are recommended for people with diabetes. (Source)

Why People With Wide Feet Love Their Crocs?

Breathability

Have you ever worn a pair of traditional clogs? Their typically made of wood without any air circulation.

Crocs have vent holes on the top, plus 4 holes on the sides (multi use: venting and for additional grip).  Your feet will can be held firmly in the shoe with the strap pulled behind you ankle while air can flow in and around your foot from the various vent holes!

Crocs Are Just Comfortable

Although Crocs may not be as stylish as other shoes (although opinions are changing), they have a good level of comfort that makes the brand popular to celebrities or personalities in and around the US.

The patented closed-cell foam called Croslite will soften as your foot warms the material allowing the shoe to mold to your foot.  If you’ve worn Crocs, you know that those Crocs are most comfy. 

The material is also antibacterial, meaning that your foot is less likely to have infection if you have open sores or wounds on your feet

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The US Ergonomics Council & American Podiatrists have certified Crocs as an ideal shoe for those with bunions, plantar fasciitis, and other serious foot conditions. (Source

Agility and Balance

Shoes can affect our balance and agility.  Tight shoes with little surface area can cause us to trip, fall or twist an ankle.

In Crocs, however, provide a solid foundation for our feet, our toes have room to grip inside the shoe or we can squeeze them out the holes on the sides to grip the slippery surfaces we are walking on.

Pull that Crocs strap over the back of your heal, stick your toes out the side holes and you’ve gone into “4-Wheel Drive Mode”

Try it.  I hadn’t actually heard of this until recently, but I love it!

A Lower Risk of Injury

A tight toe box is the common cause of several foot injuries, including lower leg tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and overpronation. (Source)

However, Crocs have a wide toe box designed to provide your feet with the room they need, increase your comfort, and prevent injury.

Improve Circulation

When traditional footwear is too tight and can cause toe numbness.

Like other parts of our body, feet and toes require good circulation. But small shoes can be a problem.

With a wide toe box, Crocs can come into play. They are comfortable and breathable that can improve blood circulation and avoid foot conditions. 

Tips to Level up Your Fashion with a Wide Pair of Crocs

Yes, Crocs are not as stylish as other brands. But that doesn’t mean Crocs can ruin your fashion style. More and more celebrities are wearing Crocs out and about.  Some with socks some without socks. 

The Royals are even getting into it.  Prince George was recently photographed wearing “his favorite pair of” Crocs. (OK, maybe I’m taking a little journalistic freedom here… lol)

Kanye West has his own Crocs, Justin Bieber, Shia LaBeouf.  Even George W. sports his Crocs on occasion!  They must be fashionable!

Tips When Wearing Your Crocs

We’ve basically decided that Crocs are now fashionable!  How can you make the most of it?

Wear Crocs with the Right Clothing

What’s the dress that best complements and suits Crocs? Well, there are plenty of choices, and you can try them all. You can also search online for some ideas to take your style to the next level without compromising your comfort. 

Focus on the Color

What’s the color of Crocs you have at home? Are they available in light or dark colors? Consider them when selecting the clothing you want to wear on a particular day.

If you are not that in touch with your own creative style, ask someone that can help you. Also, remember, that Crocs offers a whole selection of shoes, not just Clogs!  Check them out!  There’s sneakers, slides, flats, shoes for medical professionals, Crocs for waiters, waitresses and bar staff, fuzzy Crocs, Boots.  You name it!

Wider Toe Box - Are Crocs Heavy? 

The shape of the Crocs makes them appear bulky. But are they heavy?

No, they are not hard to carry and wear. In fact, they are lightweight because of the “rubber-like” material, known as Croslite if very lightwight. The looks can indeed be deceiving. 

On average, Crocs can weigh from 11 ounces to 16 ounces. That means a pair is almost a pound, which is extremely lightweight. But it depends on the Crocs you want to invest in and buy.

Overall, Crocs are not as heavy as they look. They are lightweight and won’t be a burden when you wear them every day at work. 

How Lightweight Crocs Can Change Your Everyday Experience? 

Some people are afraid of investing in Crocs because they believe the shoes are heavy because of their bulky design. But the truth is that they are super lightweight. 

When the nature of your work requires you to stand for hours, a breathable and easy to carry a pair of shoes can help reduce ankle/lower back pain and increase your productivity.

Whether you work in the medical or hospitality sector, Crocs are an ideal investment you should add to your cart as early as now. Even though they have a simple design, they are sturdy and affordable.

Their anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties can protect your feet from rashes and other conditions.  They are easy to clean and they are just fun to wear!

Choose the Crocs That Are Right for You!

You hate shoes with a bulky size but love Crocs. So, how to find the right pairs? Some factors are highlighted below: 

Determine your Size

Have you ever tried buying Crocs or other shoes without giving attention to their size? No fun.

Classic Crocs are typically true to size.  If you wear a size 9, then you can buy a 9 and it will be a good fit.  If you typically wear half sizes, then I’d typically choose the larger size. 

But, the nice advantage with Crocs, is that you get a 30 money back guarantee.  If they don’t fit, then exchange them for the right size!  No worries.

Choose The Best Crocs Style For You

Crocs not only offer a Clogs style shoe, they also offer sliders, flats, canvas shoes, winter shoes, rain boots, loafers and more.

Check out the selection of Crocs available here!

What Are Your Using Your Crocs For?

As your are considering the stye, you also want to think about why you are buying the Crocs. 

Are they for going out casually, like a beach day, or a day in the water, or perhaps a day camping?  The classic Crocs are a great choice.

Are you heading out for a walk in town, or to the grocery store, perhaps some flat or loafers or even the LiteRide sneakers are a better choice than the classic clog.

Do you stand and walk all day at work. The Crocs Rx line is designed for medical professionals who are on their feet all day.  They have added arch support and slip resistant sole.  The barista brand is designed for restaurant staff.

Are you looking for something to keep your feet warm in winter?  The Crocs winter boot could be a fantastic choice.

Going out in the rain?  The Crocs rain boot is definitely the way to go!

So many choices for so many different situations!

Are Crocs Still Worth It Despite their Bulky Toe Box? 

If you want to buy a comfy, lightweight, breathable, and anti-bacterial pair of shoes, Crocs are of great value. Even if they look heavy, they are comfortable, user-friendly, and durable.

There’s no lace to tie or untie. They are easy to wear. They are made of Croslite, a rubber-like material that increases Crocs’ durability and longevity. They are long-lasting and can withstand the test of time. 

When you wear a pair of Crocs, you can be experimental with the color, design, style, and size of your outfit to achieve your desired look.

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