Crocs Bistro vs Bistro Pro LiteRide Using My Comparison Photos [Clogs]


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The Crocs Bistro Pro LiteRide is a variation of the Crocs Bistro, but when you compare the Crocs Bistro vs Bistro Pro LiteRide on things such as weight, sizing, and design, there are significant differences. Quickly, this is what jumps out the most to me:

  • Perhaps the biggest difference in design is the fact that the Crocs Bistro Pro clogs have an adjustable heel strap and the Crocs Bistro clogs just have the traditional pivoting heel strap. The adjustable heel strap (Bistro Pro) allows you to find a more secure fit, but the pivoting heel strap (Bistro) makes the shoes easier to slip off and on.
  • The Crocs Bistro Pro clogs have the LiteRide insole. The LiteRide insole provides extra cushioning under the foot (Crocs describes it as “sink-in softness”). The regular Crocs Bistro clog just has the traditional Crocs “Croslite” footbed.
  • Both styles have what Crocs calls a “roomy” fit (which is the widest fit they offer). I found both styles to fit a bit larger than my Crocs Classics. Later in the article I use my side-by-side photo size comparison to show the size difference.
  • Both the Crocs Bistro and Crocs Bistro Pro clogs are designed for the workplace. They have no ventilation holes, a taller heel cup, a certified slip-resistant outsole, and thicker metatarsal area all of which help these clogs meet certain workplace standards.
  • The Crocs Bistro Pro weighs a bit more than the regular Crocs Bistro. My Crocs Bistro Pro clogs weigh 0.83 pounds per shoe and my Crocs Bistro weigh 0.73 pounds per shoe (based off size 12 men’s).
  • If you are interested in the Crocs Bistro vs Bistro Pro clogs because you need workplace Crocs, I have an entire article dedicated to discussing work Crocs options. To read more, visit my article about work Crocs.

I recently tried ten different types of Crocs. Just to give you an idea where the Crocs Bistro and Crocs Bistro Pro clogs compare to other styles regarding weight, I listed all of the weights below (weights based off one size 12 men’s shoe):

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 the Crocs Bistro vs Bistro Pro LiteRide 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 Bistro vs Bistro Pro LiteRide Clogs

Crocs Bistro Pro LiteRide Clogs

Weight0.83 pounds
ToeNot Vented
HeelOpen*
Fit Roomy

Perhaps the biggest difference in design is the fact that the Crocs Bistro Pro clogs have an adjustable heel strap and the Crocs Bistro clogs just have the traditional pivoting heel strap. The adjustable heel strap (Bistro Pro) allows you to find a more secure fit, but the pivoting heel strap (Bistro) makes the shoes easier to slip off and on.

Here is a look at the strap on mine:

crocs-bistro-pro-strap

Another major design difference is the Bistro Pro clogs have the LiteRide insoles.

The LiteRide insoles are very comfortable to wear, and might be particularly useful for those of you spending long work days on your feet. In the video below, I tried to capture how soft these insoles are:

Yes, these work clogs also have the slip-resistant outsoles for extra grip. Here is a look at the outsole on mine:

crocs-bistro-pro-outsole

These shoes do not have vent holes. And even though they are open-heel, they do have that taller heel cup. Here is a comparison of the Bistro Pro heel (left) compare to the Crocs Classic heel:

crocs-bistro-pro-vs-classic-heel

They have the same roomy fit that the Crocs Bistro clogs have. Just like those other styles, I found these Bistro Pro clogs to fit bigger than my Crocs Classics. Here are my Bistro Pro clogs compared to my Crocs Classics:

crocs-bistro-pro-vs-crocs-classic

When considering Crocs Bistro vs Bistro Pro, the two most major differences are the adjustable heel strap and the LiteRide insole. If you prefer a tighter, more secure fit, these will be the better option.

This is the current price of these Crocs Bistro Pro 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 Bistro Pro LiteRide review.


Crocs Bistro Clogs

Weight0.73 pounds
ToeNot Vented
HeelOpen*
Fit Roomy

These regular Crocs Bistro clogs have the more traditional pivoting heel strap. The pivoting heel strap makes it easier to slip your clogs on and off without undoing an adjustable strap (like the Crocs Bistro Pro).

Here is these pivoting heel strap on mine:

crocs-bistro-side

Yes, these are designed for work. They have the certified slip-resistant outsole just like the Bistro Pro clogs we discussed first. Here is the outsole on my Crocs Bistro clogs:

crocs-bistro-outsole
slip-resistant-crocs

The Crocs Bistro doesn’t have ventilation holes, which help it meet certain workplace standards. It does have the open heel, but just like the Crocs Bistro Pro from above, this Crocs Bistro heel is taller than the Crocs Classic Clogs.

Here is a comparison of the Bistro heel (right) compared to the Crocs Classic heel (left):

crocs-bistro-vs-classic-heel

These Crocs Bistro work clogs have a roomy design, and I found mine to fit longer than Crocs Classics. Here is my Crocs Bistro clog (left) compared to my Crocs Classics (right):

crocs-bistro-vs-crocs-classic

Again, this regular Crocs Bistro has the traditional Crocs “Croslite” material and does not have the LiteRide insole like the Bistro Pro has. Here is a look at the “Croslite” material of my Crocs Bistro clogs:

crocs-bistro-insole

Just like the Crocs Bistro Pro, this Crocs Bistro clog has extra support in the metatarsal area compared to Crocs Classics. Overall, this is a nice work clog that is built more like a traditional Crocs clog than the Crocs Bistro Pro.

This is the current price of these Crocs Bistro 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 Bistro Clog Sizing Guide.


Crocs Bistro vs Bistro Pro Sizing

In my experience regarding Crocs sizing, all types of Crocs clogs have a wide fit design (read more about Crocs sizing). 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 Bistro Pro and the Crocs Bistro have a “Roomy Fit”, which means they both have the widest fit available. As I discussed earlier, I found both styles to fit a bit larger than the Crocs Classics.

Here is my side-by-side comparison photo of the Crocs Bistro vs Bistro Pro LiteRide sizing (Bistro on left):

crocs-bistro-vs-bistro-pro

Ultimately, I found the Crocs Bistro vs Bistro Pro LiteRide sizing to have practically the exact same fit.

**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 Bistro Sizing Comparison Photos

Below are the Crocs sizing photos I took for the Crocs Bistro 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 Bistro vs Crocs Classic

crocs-bistro-vs-crocs-classic

Crocs Bistro Sizing vs Vans

crocs-bistro-sizing-vs-vans

Crocs Bistro Sizing vs Nike Air Max

crocs-bistro-sizing-vs-nike-air-max

Crocs Bistro Sizing vs Nike Cortez

crocs-bistro-sizing-vs-nike-cortez

Crocs Bistro Sizing vs New Balance 997

crocs-bistro-sizing-vs-new-balance

Crocs Bistro Sizing vs Converse Chucks

crocs-bistro-sizing-vs-converse

Crocs Bistro Sizing vs Adidas 2K Boost

crocs-bistro-sizing-vs-adidas

Crocs Bistro Sizing vs Under Armour Hovr

crocs-bistro-sizing-vs-under-armour

Crocs Bistro Pro LiteRide Sizing Photos

Below are the Crocs sizing photos I took for the Crocs Bistro Pro LiteRide clog compared to other brands (all shoes are size 12 men’s). Please note that the adjustable heel strap means you can customize the fit of this clog better than the Crocs Bistro.

Crocs Bistro Pro vs Crocs Classic

crocs-bistro-pro-vs-crocs-classic

Crocs Bistro Pro Sizing vs Vans

crocs-bistro-pro-sizing-vs-vans

Crocs Bistro Pro Sizing vs Nike Air Max

crocs-bistro-pro-sizing-vs-nike-air-max

Crocs Bistro Pro Sizing vs Nike Cortez

crocs-bistro-pro-sizing-vs-nike-cortez

Crocs Bistro Pro Sizing vs New Balance 997

crocs-bistro-pro-sizing-vs-new-balance

Crocs Bistro Pro Sizing vs Converse Chucks

crocs-bistro-pro-sizing-vs-converse

Crocs Bistro Pro Sizing vs Adidas 2K Boost

crocs-bistro-pro-sizing-vs-adidas

Crocs Bistro Pro Sizing vs Under Armour Hovr

crocs-bistro-pro-sizing-vs-under-armour

Crocs Bistro vs Bistro Pro LiteRide Design

Ventilation

Most workplace Crocs do not have vent holes because it helps the clogs comply with certain workplace standards. Both my Crocs Bistro and Bistro Pro clogs are not vented.

crocs-bistro-pro-side
crocs-bistro-side

Heel Strap

Perhaps the biggest difference when comparing the Crocs Bistro vs Bistro Pro LiteRide clogs is the fact that the Crocs Bistro Pro clogs have an adjustable heel strap and the Crocs Bistro clogs just have the traditional pivoting heel strap.

The adjustable heel strap (Bistro Pro) allows you to find a more secure fit, but the pivoting heel strap (Bistro) makes the shoes easier to slip off and on.

Here is the adjustable strap on the Crocs Bistro Pro LiteRide:

crocs-bistro-pro-strap

Slip-Resistant

Both the Crocs Bistro and Bistro Pro LiteRide clogs are certified slip-resistant. This can be particular important for many workplaces, and may even be required.

Below is the slip-resistant outsole of my Crocs Bistro Pro clogs:

crocs-bistro-pro-outsole

Here is the slip-resistant outsole of my Crocs Bistro clogs:

crocs-bistro-outsole
slip-resistant-crocs

Heel Cup

Yes, both the Crocs Bistro and Crocs Bistro Pro LiteRide clogs have the taller heel cup when compared to the Crocs Classics. This helps these clogs meet certain workplace standards.

Here are mine compared to the Crocs Classic:

crocs-bistro-pro-vs-classic-heel
crocs-bistro-vs-classic-heel

LiteRide Insole

When comparing the Crocs Bistro vs Bistro Pro clogs, another major design difference is the fact that the Bistro Pro clogs have the LiteRide insole. The LiteRide foam insoles provide extra cushioning under the foot.

The LiteRide insoles are very comfortable to wear, and might be particularly useful for those of you spending long work days on your feet. In the video below, I tried to capture how soft these insoles are:

The regular Crocs Bistro clogs are still very comfortable and are made using Crocs “Croslite” foam, but if you are looking for extra comfort under the foot, the Crocs Bistro Pro is the better option. Here is the regular “Croslite” material in my Crocs Bistro:

crocs-bistro-insole

Other Crocs to Consider

In this article we compared the Crocs Bistro vs Bistro Pro LiteRide clogs. If you want to read about other Crocs, visit our articles linked below:

My Crocs Bistro vs Bistro Pro Conclusion

The Crocs Bistro and Bistro Pro LiteRide clogs are both designed for the workplace. Both styles have no ventilation holes, a taller heel cup, a certified slip-resistant outsole, and thicker metatarsal area all of which help these clogs meet certain workplace standards.

But there are difference between the Crocs Bistro vs Crocs Bistro Pro LiteRide. Perhaps the biggest difference in design is the fact that the Crocs Bistro Pro clogs have an adjustable heel strap and the Crocs Bistro clogs just have the traditional pivoting heel strap.

The advantage for the adjustable heel strap (Bistro Pro) is it allows you to find a more secure fit. But for those of you who like to be able to easily slip your clog on and off, the traditional pivoting heel strap of the Crocs Bistro may be the better option.

Both styles are comfortable, but the Crocs Bistro Pro clogs have the LiteRide insole. The LiteRide insole provides extra cushioning under the foot (Crocs describes it as “sink-in softness”). The regular Crocs Bistro clog just has the traditional Crocs “Croslite” footbed.

There was a difference in weight between the Crocs Bistro vs Bistro Pro LiteRide. The Crocs Bistro Pro weighs a little bit more than the Crocs Bistro clogs. My Crocs Bistro Pro clogs weigh 0.83 pounds per shoe and my Crocs Bistro weigh 0.73 pounds per shoe (based off size 12 men’s).

Both styles make sense for those of you looking for closed-toe work clogs. The Bistro Pro might make more sense for those who want a tighter, adjustable fit with extra cushioning under the foot. But for those who like the way traditional Crocs feel, the Crocs Bistro delivers that classic “Croslite” footbed with the pivoting heel strap that makes Crocs so easy to slip on and off.

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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