My Crocs Bistro Review & Sizing Information Guide


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In this Crocs Bistro Review I want to highlight the design features that separate the Crocs Bistro Clog from the Crocs Classic Clog. I own nine different types of Crocs clogs so I can give you a nice perspective on what makes the Crocs Bistro unique, and how Crocs Bistro sizing compares to other Crocs clogs, and other popular shoes.

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Crocs Bistro Information

Weight0.73 pounds
ToeNot Vented
HeelOpen
Fit Roomy

My Thoughts on Crocs Bistro Clogs

Crocs Bistro Weight

My size 12 men’s Crocs Bistro clogs weigh 0.73 pounds per shoe. This makes these Crocs Bistro clogs one of the heaviest Crocs that I have tried. Here I am weighing my Crocs Bistro clogs size 12:

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Below is a table comparing how the Crocs Bistro weight compares to the other Crocs clogs that I have tried. All the weights listed below are based off of one size 12 men’s shoe. I also provided links to those clogs in case you want more information on them:

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 Specialist0.60click 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

Crocs Bistro Design

  • No Venting – My Crocs Bistro clogs have no ventilation which makes them more appropriate for work environments than other types of ventilated clogs. They also have a thicker metatarsal area to help protect from things like spills. Here is a look at the closed-toe design on my Crocs Bistro Clogs:
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  • Slip Resistant – The Crocs Bistro clogs have a slip-resistant outsole tread pattern which makes them better for work environments. This is something that Crocs Classic clogs do not have. Here is a look at the outsole slip-resistant tread on mine:
crocs-bistro-outsole
  • Taller Heel – These Crocs Bistro clogs have a taller heel design than the Crocs Classic Clogs. Think of it like a heel cup. This taller heel helps meet certain workplace standards. Here is the heel (right) of my Croc Bistro vs Crocs Classic (left):
crocs-bistro-vs-classic-heel
  • Design – The Crocs Bistro clogs have the standard pivoting heel strap just like the Crocs Classic Clogs. They also have the same type of Crocs “Croslite” foam for a comfortable, lightweight design. They are also offered in a LiteRide version, which provides even softer comfort (more on that next).

Potential Drawbacks to Consider

  • Breathability – Because these Crocs Bistro clogs don’t have the standard Crocs ventilation holes, they won’t provide as much breathability as other types of Crocs. Obviously, some work environments demand a closed work shoe. But if you prefer breathability, there will be better options.
  • LiteRide – The standard Crocs Bistro just has the normal Crocs “Croslite” foam footbed. I personally love the Crocs LiteRide insoles, and you can buy the Bistro in a LiteRide version for extra comfort under the foot. Click here to view Crocs Pro Bistro LiteRide clog available at Crocs.com (paid affiliate link takes you to Crocs.com). In the video below, I tried to capture just how soft these Crocs LiteRide insoles are:

Crocs Bistro Sizing

In my experience, the Crocs Bistro Clogs is one of the few Crocs clogs that I felt like fit just a bit big on my foot. The fit wasn’t obnoxiously loose, but it was definitely bigger than the Crocs Classic. It has what Crocs calls a “roomy” fit, which is their roomiest, widest toe box. Don’t expect Crocs Bistro clogs (or really any Crocs clogs) to fit narrow.

Here’s my advice: If you prefer a loose fit, then I would recommend ordering your normal sizing for the Crocs Bistro. If you prefer a snug fit, sizing down is probably your best option. The Crocs Bistro has what Crocs calls a “roomy” fit, which is their roomiest, widest toe box. Don’t expect Crocs Bistro clogs to fit narrow.

Below are comparison photos I took for Crocs Bistro sizing. As you can see, the toe box area is wider than most other types of shoes. It is important to note, the heel strap is obviously where the heel will begin, so take that into account when using these comparison photos. All the shoes photo’d below are size 12 men’s shoes.

Again, in my experience, the Crocs Bistro clogs fit longer than the Crocs Classic Clogs. I tried to capture that in the photo below.

Crocs Bistro vs Crocs Classic

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Crocs Bistro Sizing vs Vans

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Crocs Bistro Sizing vs Nike Air Max

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Crocs Bistro Sizing vs Nike Cortez

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Crocs Bistro Sizing vs New Balance 997

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Crocs Bistro Sizing vs Converse Chucks

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Crocs Bistro Sizing vs Adidas 2K Boost

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Crocs Bistro Sizing vs Under Armour Hovr

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Other Crocs to Consider

As I mentioned earlier, I recently tried nine different types of Crocs, including these Crocs Bistro clogs, to compare them on sizing, comfort, and design. To read more, visit my Crocs articles linked below:

Where to Buy Crocs Bistro Clogs

The Crocs Bistro Clog is designed very similar to the Crocs Classic, only the Crocs Bistro doesn’t have ventilation holes around the toe box. Although it can be worn for a wide variety of reason, this lack of ventilation holes makes it a better work shoe than the Crocs Classic, since many employers require a closed toe (best work Crocs).

Just like the Crocs Classic, the Crocs Bistro has a roomy toe box, and I found the Crocs Bistro to fit a bit bigger than Crocs Classics. Because it lacks the ventilation holes, the Crocs Bistro shoe weighs a little bit more than the Crocs Classic, but is still very lightweight (my size 12 weighs 0.60 pounds per shoe).

This is the current price of these Crocs Bistro Clogs available at Crocs.com (paid affiliate link takes you to Crocs.com). In my experience, these Crocs Bistro clogs fit loose. If you prefer a snug fit, you may need to size down.

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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