Crocs Classic vs Crocband Clogs Compared [My Experience]


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Although there are a lot of similarities, when you take a closer look at Crocs Classic vs Crocband Clogs, you realize there are a few design differences that might affect which one is best for you. Quickly, this is what jumps out the most to me:

  • The Crocs Crocband Clogs have a sportier design, which includes a bold midsole strip that the Crocs Classic Clogs do not have.
  • Although both clogs have top ventilation holes, the Crocs Crocband Clog does not have side ventilation holes. This means the Crocs Classics will be better at releasing water and debris, and will generate better air flow.
  • I found the Crocs Crocband to weigh more. My size 12 men’s Crocs Crocband weighs 0.60 pounds per shoe, and my size 12 men’s Crocs Classic weighs 0.43 pounds per shoe (photos in article below).
  • I found the sizing of the Crocs Classics to be just a little bit wider, but the overall length of these two styles is very similar. I will use my comparison photos in the article below so you can see for yourself how Crocs Classic vs Crocband sizing compares.

I recently tried nine different types of Crocs to compare them on many things, including weight. Just to give you an idea where Crocs Classics and Crocs Crocband 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 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 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

In this article let’s take a closer look at Crocs Classic vs Crocband 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 Crocband 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 nine 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 Review.


Crocs Crocband Clogs

Weight0.60 pounds
ToeVented
HeelOpen
Fit Relaxed

The Crocs Crocband Clogs are very similar to the Crocs Classic Clogs, but they have a sportier, more colorful design that gives this type of Crocs a different appearance. Yes, just like the Crocs Classic Clogs, these Crocband Clogs have ventilation on top of the toe box, and have an open heel with pivoting heel strap.

But it is important to note that the ventilation is a bit different with these Crocband clogs, and doesn’t feature the side vents that the Crocs Classics have. Also, because these Crocband clogs have a “relaxed” fit, they aren’t quite as wide as the Crocs Classics that have a “roomy” fit.

This is the current price of these Crocs Crocband 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 Crocband Review.


Crocs Classic vs Crocband 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.

The Crocs Classics have a “Roomy Fit” while the Crocs Crocbands have a “Relaxed Fit”. I found the length of these two clogs to be very similar, and although the Crocs Classics have a “Roomy Fit”, overall the width was pretty similar.

Here is the sizing of my Crocs Classic vs Crocband. If you look closely, you can tell that the are just a little bit wider than the Crocband clogs.

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**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 Crocband Sizing Photos

Below are the Crocs sizing photos I took for the Crocs Crocband 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 Crocband Sizing vs Vans

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Crocs Crocband Sizing vs Nike Air Max

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Crocs Crocband Sizing vs Nike Cortez

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Crocs Crocband Sizing vs New Balance 997

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Crocs Crocband Sizing vs Converse Chucks

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Crocs Crocband Sizing vs Adidas 2K Boost

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Crocs Crocband Sizing vs Under Armour Hovr

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Crocs Classic vs Crocband Ventilation

One of the biggest differences in design is the ventilation holes. Although both styles have ventilation holes on top, the Crocs Classics have side ventilation holes and the Crocs Crocband clogs do not:

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crocs-crocband-side-2

There are two ways of looking at this. Because the Crocs Classics has the extra ventilation holes, they are better at releasing water and debris, and also have better overall airflow.

But one drawback about the side ventilation holes is they actually do allow debric (like small rocks) an opportunity to slip inside the clog. If you will be walking on gravel or other types of outdoor terrain, perhaps the lack of side ventilation holes in the Crocs Crocband will help keep debris out of your clog.

Other Crocs to Consider

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

My Crocs Classic vs Crocband Conclusion

The Crocs Classic weigh less and have extra ventilation holes which might make them a more comfortable option if you are looking for a casual summer shoe. But the Crocs Crocband clogs have a unique, sportier design that differentiates itself a bit from the traditional Crocs design.

Both styles have a wide fit compared to normal shoes, but the Crocs Classic fit is a bit wider than the Crocs Crocband. The heel of these clogs are built the same, with an open-heel design and pivoting heel strap.

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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