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


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Although I found the Crocs LiteRide vs Classic Clogs to be similar in many ways, there were also some important differences. Quickly, this is what jumps out the most to me:

  • The Crocs Classic are lighter in weight, but the Crocs LiteRide clogs have the extra soft insoles, which might make sense for those standing on their feet all day. Crocs describes it as “sink-in softness”
  • The Crocs LiteRide clogs have smaller ventilation holes, which can help prevent debris from entering the clog. Because the Crocs Classics have lower vent holes, they might be the better option for water.
  • Although both styles fit wide, the Crocs Classics have the wider fit. Crocs Classics have what Crocs calls a “roomy” fit (which is the widest fit they offer). The Crocs LiteRide has a “Relaxed” fit, which is wide, but not quite as wide as the “Roomy” fit. 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.

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 LiteRide 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 most lightweight:

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 LiteRide clogs 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 LiteRide 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 styles of Crocs that I tried, the Crocs Classic tied for the most lightweight Crocs clogs (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 Classics Clog Review.


Crocs LiteRide Clogs

Weight0.66 pounds
ToeVented
HeelOpen
Fit Relaxed

The Crocs LiteRide Clogs are designed different than other Crocs styles. These LiteRide Clogs are ventilated, but the ventilation holes are much smaller than normal Crocs, which just gives these clogs a different appearance.

Overall, these LiteRide Clogs have a sleeker, more athletic design, and feature the LiteRide foam insoles for extra cushioning under the foot. Because these Crocs LiteRide 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 LiteRide 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 LiteRide Clog Review.


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.

Crocs LiteRide vs Classic Sizing

As we discussed earlier, although both styles have a wide fit, the Crocs Classics are wider than the Crocs LiteRide clogs. Crocs Classics have what Crocs calls a “roomy” fit (which is the widest fit they offer). The Crocs LiteRide has a “Relaxed” fit, which is wide, but not quite as wide as the “Roomy” fit.

In my experience, the length of these clogs is similar. In the photo below, I compared mine. As you can see, the Crocs LiteRide (on the left) looks a bit longer, but the heel design is pushed forward. Overall, I found the length to be similar.

crocs-literide-vs-crocs-classic

In my opinion, both styles fit true to size, just expect the Crocs Classics to have a (slightly) wider 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 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 LiteRide Sizing Photos

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

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Crocs LiteRide Sizing vs Nike Air Max

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Crocs LiteRide Sizing vs Nike Cortez

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Crocs LiteRide Sizing vs New Balance 997

crocs-literide-sizing-vs-new-balance

Crocs LiteRide Sizing vs Converse Chucks

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Crocs LiteRide Sizing vs Adidas 2K Boost

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Crocs LiteRide Sizing vs Under Armour Hovr

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Crocs Classic vs LiteRide Design

Ventilation

One of the biggest differences in design is the ventilation holes. Although both styles have ventilation holes on top, the Crocs LiteRide clogs have smaller holes. This might be useful if you plan to use your clogs outside, and want to limit the chances of debris slipping in through the vent holes.

crocs-classic-side-2
crocs-literide-side

Insole

The major difference between these two clogs is the Crocs LiteRide clogs have the LiteRide insoles (and the Crocs Classics do not). The LiteRide insoles are extremely soft and comfortable. Crocs describes it as “sink-in softness”

Here is what the inside of my Crocs Classics look like:

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Here is what the inside of my Crocs LiteRide looks like:

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In the video below, I tried to capture how soft Crocs LiteRide insoles are:

Crocs also offers this LiteRide insole in other types of clogs. To read more, visit my article that discusses the most comfortable types of Crocs.

Other Crocs to Consider

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

My Crocs Classic vs LiteRide Conclusion

The Crocs Classic are lighter in weight, but the Crocs LiteRide clogs have the extra soft insoles, which might make sense for those standing on their feet all day. Also, the Crocs LiteRide clogs have smaller ventilation holes, which can help prevent debris from entering the clog.

The Crocs Classics have the wider fit, but I found both clogs to fit true to size (expect a wide fit design for both). Because the Crocs Classics have lower vent holes, they might be the better option for water.

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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