Crocs Baya vs Classic Clogs Compared [My Experience w/ Photos]


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Although there are some small differences, I found the Crocs Baya vs Classic Clogs to be very similar when I compared them on weight, sizing, and design. Quickly, this is what jumps out the most to me:

  • Both styles have what Crocs calls a “roomy” fit (which is the widest fit they offer). In my experience, these styles have the exact same fit (true to size, but wide). I would encourage you to scroll down and look at my sizing comparison photos at the bottom of the article where I use real comparison photos to compare the sizing of these Crocs to the sizing of other popular shoes.
  • The weight of the Crocs Classic vs Baya clogs was identical. I weighed both of my size 12 men’s at 0.43 pounds per shoe.
  • I don’t want to oversimplify it, but these two clogs are basically the exact same, except for two minor design differences. 1) The Crocs Baya has the word “Crocs” spelled in ventilation holes on the outside of the shoe (Crocs classic does not). 2) The Crocs Baya has a spine-like detailing across the vamp (Crocs classic has the traditional vamp).

I recently tried ten different types of Crocs to compare them on many things, including weight. Just to give you an idea where Crocs Classics and Crocs Baya clogs compare to other styles, I listed all of the weights below (weights based off one size 12 men’s shoe). As you can see, the Crocs Classics and Baya were tied for the lightest in weight:

Type of CrocsWeight (lbs)Photo
Crocs Classic0.43click here to view
Crocs Baya0.43click here to view
Crocs All Terrain0.56click here to view
Crocs Yukon Vista II0.56click here to view
Crocs Specialist II0.60click here to view
Crocs Crocband0.60click here to view
Crocs LiteRide0.66click here to view
Crocs Bistro0.73click here to view
Crocs Bistro Pro0.83click here to view
Crocs On-the-Clock0.84click here to view

In this article let’s take a closer look at Crocs Classic vs Baya so you can decide which style might be best for you. I will use specific sizing photos that I have comparing these styles to other popular types of shoes so you can feel more confident you are ordering the right size.

Crocs Classic vs Baya Clogs

Crocs Classic Clogs

Weight0.43 pounds
ToeVented
HeelOpen
Fit Roomy

The Crocs Classic Clog is the traditional Crocs style, with a ventilated toe and an open heel with heel strap. It has a roomy toe box, but I found my normal sizing to fit true to size (just don’t expect a narrow fit).

This Crocs Classic shoe is very comfortable and lightweight. Out of the ten different types of Crocs that I tried, the Crocs Classic tied for the most lightweight Crocs (my size 12 weighs 0.43 pounds per shoe).

This is the current price of these Crocs Classic Clogs available at Crocs.com (paid affiliate link takes you to Crocs.com). If you want to read more about this style of Crocs and see sizing photos, visit my Crocs Classic Clog Review.


Crocs Baya Clogs

Weight0.43 pounds
ToeVented
HeelOpen
Fit Roomy

The Crocs Baya Clogs are very similar to the Crocs Classic Clogs, but they have advanced ventilation holes for more breathability and more water release. The ventilation ports down the side spell the word “Crocs”. Just like the Crocs Classic Clogs, these Baya Clogs have an open heel with pivoting heel strap.

These Crocs Baya Clogs tied the Crocs Classic Clogs as the most lightweight Crocs that I tried. My size 12 men’s Crocs Baya Clogs weigh 0.43 pounds per shoe, delivering you an ultra-lightweight, breathable clog. The Crocs Baya has a roomy toe box just like the Crocs Classics.

This is the current price of these Crocs Baya Clogs available at Crocs.com (paid affiliate link takes you to Crocs.com). If you want to read more about this type of Crocs and see sizing photos, visit my Crocs Baya Clog Review.


Crocs Baya vs Classic Sizing

In my experience, all types of Crocs have a wide fit design. But, it is important to note that Crocs are offered in two main types of fits: Roomy Fit and Relaxed Fit. Don’t expect either of these fits to be narrow, but the Roomy Fit is the widest option.

Both the Crocs Classics and the Crocs Baya have a “Roomy Fit”, which means they both have the widest fit available. I found the fit of these two clogs to be basically identical. Here is the sizing of my Crocs Classic vs Baya (Baya on left):

crocs-baya-vs-crocs-classic

**Verify Your Crocs Sizing**: Crocs.com now has its own sizing resource page which helps you find the right fit for your foot. Click here to view this sizing resource available at Crocs.com (paid affiliate link takes you to Crocs.com).

Also, if you are looking for quick Crocs sizing advice and don’t want to browse through all the comparison photos on this page, then this quick video below just summarizes my thoughts regarding how Crocs fit:


Crocs Classic Sizing Photos

Below are the Crocs sizing photos I took for the Crocs Classics compared to other brands (all shoes are size 12 men’s). Please note that the pivoting heel strap is where the back of the foot will start, so take that into consideration when comparing these shoes.

Crocs Classic Sizing vs Vans

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Crocs Classic Sizing vs Nike Air Max

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Crocs Classic Sizing vs Nike Cortez

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Crocs Classic Sizing vs New Balance 997

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Crocs Classic Sizing vs Converse Chucks

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Crocs Classic Sizing vs Adidas 2K Boost

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Crocs Classic Sizing vs Under Armour Hovr

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Crocs Baya Sizing Photos

Below are the Crocs sizing photos I took for the Crocs Baya clogs compared to other brands (all shoes are size 12 men’s). Please note that the pivoting heel strap is where the back of the foot will start, so take that into consideration when comparing these shoes.

Crocs Baya Sizing vs Vans

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Crocs Baya Sizing vs Nike Air Max

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Crocs Baya Sizing vs Nike Cortez

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Crocs Baya Sizing vs New Balance 997

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Crocs Baya Sizing vs Converse Chucks

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Crocs Baya Sizing vs Adidas 2K Boost

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Crocs Baya Sizing vs Under Armour Hovr

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Crocs Classic vs Baya Design

Ventilation

One of the biggest differences in design is the ventilation holes. Although both styles have ventilation holes on top, the Crocs Baya have a unique ventilation, with the word “Crocs” spelled out down the side of the shoe:

crocs-classic-side-2
crocs-baya-side-2

It should be noted that the word “Crocs” is only spelled out on one side of the Baya clog. The inside of the Baya clog has the normal ventilation holes:

crocs-baya-side

Vamp

The vamp area across the top of the Crocs Baya clogs is designed differently than the Crocs Classics. The Crocs Baya has almost a spine-like detailing across the vamp.

This feature does not affect performance or fit, it just simply affects appearance. This is what the vamp on the Crocs Baya looks like up close:

crocs-baya-vamp

Other Crocs to Consider

If you want to read about other Crocs, visit our articles linked below:

My Crocs Classic vs Baya Conclusion

The Crocs Classic and Crocs Baya clogs are almost identical. They weigh the exact same and have the same fit with a very similar design. The main difference comes down to the ventilation: the Crocs Baya clogs have the word “Crocs” spelled on the outside of the clog.

Paul Johnson

Paul is a lead content creator for Workwear Command. He has had several blue-collar jobs which have provided him a wide range of experience with tools and gear. He also has a business degree and has spent time in business casual office settings.

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