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In this Crocs Specialist Review I want to highlight the design features that separate the Crocs Specialist II 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 Specialist II unique, and how Crocs Specialist Sizing compares to other Crocs clogs, and other popular shoes.
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Crocs Specialist II Information
My Thoughts on the Crocs Specialist II
Crocs Specialist Weight
My size 12 men’s Crocs Specialist II shoes weigh 0.60 pounds per shoe. This put the Crocs Specialist weight around the middle of the pack when I weighed the nine types of Crocs that I own (Crocs weight). Here I am weighing my Crocs Specialist II size 12:
Below is a table comparing how the Crocs Specialist 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 Crocs||Weight (lbs)||Photo|
|Crocs Classic||0.43||click here to view|
|Crocs Baya||0.43||click here to view|
|Crocs All Terrain||0.56||click here to view|
|Crocs Specialist||0.60||click here to view|
|Crocs Crocband||0.60||click here to view|
|Crocs LiteRide||0.66||click here to view|
|Crocs Bistro||0.73||click here to view|
|Crocs Bistro Pro||0.83||click here to view|
|Crocs On-the-Clock||0.84||click here to view|
Crocs Specialist II Design
- Enclosed Toe – The Crocs Specialist clogs that I own have an enclosed toe that has no ventilation (Crocs that have a closed toe). This makes it more useful as a work shoe compared to other types of ventilated Crocs that don’t provide spill protection. It’s important to note that you can also buy the Crocs Specialist clogs in a ventilated option.
- Raised Heel – These Crocs Specialists have extra arch support and a higher heel when compared to Crocs Classic Clogs (closed heel Crocs). This higher heel helps meet certain workplace standards, and the extra support might be beneficial to those professionals who spend all day on their feet. Here is a comparison of the Crocs Specialist heel (right) vs Crocs Classic heel (left):
- Design – The Crocs Specialist clogs have the standard pivoting heel strap. As I mentioned earlier, mine are not vented, but you can buy the Specialists in a vented version. It has the same type of insole design as my Crocs Classics (more on that below).
Potential Drawbacks to Consider
- Breathability – Because my Crocs Specialist II clogs do not have ventilation holes, they are not as breathable as the Crocs Classics. But, as I mentioned earlier, these do come in a ventilated version if you appreciate the air flow. Just make sure the ventilation holes meet your workplace standards.
- No LiteRide – I personally love the Crocs LiteRide insoles, and although these Crocs Specialist clogs have the same comfortable “CrosLite” foam cushioning common to Crocs Classics, they don’t have the LiteRide insole. If you are unfamiliar with the LiteRide insole, it provides extra foam cushioning under the foot. The LiteRide insole is offered in several Crocs clogs. Click here to view LiteRide options available at Crocs.com (paid affiliate link takes you to Crocs.com). In the video below, I tried to capture how soft the LiteRide insoles are (again, the Specialists do not have LiteRide insoles):
Crocs Specialist Sizing
In my experience, the Crocs Specialist clogs do fit a bit loose (looser than my Crocs Classics). I wouldn’t describe the fit as obnoxiously loose, so if you prefer a looser, more relaxed fit, your normal sizing might work. But if you prefer a snug fit, then it will probably be best to size down.
It has what Crocs calls a “roomy” fit, which is their roomiest, widest toe box. Don’t expect Crocs Specialist clogs (or really any Crocs clogs) to fit narrow.
Below are comparison photos I took for Crocs Specialist 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, it is worth noting that in my experience, the Crocs Specialist clogs do fit a bit longer than the Crocs Classic clogs. I tried to capture that in the photo below.
Crocs Specialist Sizing vs Regular Crocs
Crocs Specialist Sizing vs Vans
Crocs Specialist Sizing vs Nike Air Max
Crocs Specialist Sizing vs Nike Dunk
Crocs Specialist Sizing vs New Balance 574
Crocs Specialist Sizing vs Reebok Classic
Crocs Specialist Sizing vs Adidas Superstar
Crocs Specialist Sizing vs Hey Dude
Crocs Specialist Sizing vs Air Jordan 1
Other Crocs to Consider
As I mentioned earlier, I recently tried nine different types of Crocs, including these Crocs Specialist II clogs, to compare them on sizing, comfort, and design. To read more, visit my Crocs articles linked below:
- Types of Crocs
- Do Steel Toe Crocs Exist?
- Crocs Classic Clog
- Crocs Bistro Clog
- Crocs Bistro Pro Clog
- Crocs LiteRide Clog
- Crocs Baya Clog
- Crocs All Terrain Clog
- Crocs Crocband Clog
- Crocs Sizing
- Crocs with Adjustable Straps
- Most Comfortable Crocs
- Crocs Classic vs Crocband
- Will Crocs Shrink in the Sun?
- Specialist vs Bistro Crocs
- Crocs Crush Sizing
Where to Buy Crocs Specialist
The Crocs Specialist II Clogs are another type of Crocs work clog, and these clogs have a very similar design to the Crocs Classic Clogs. The version that I own are not ventilated, but they are also sold in a ventilated option.
These Specialist Clogs also have a taller heel and extra arch support which can be beneficial on the job. Just like the Crocs Classics, they have a roomy toe box area.
This is the current price of these Crocs Specialist II Clogs available at Crocs.com (paid affiliate link takes you to Crocs.com). In my experience, these Crocs Specialist II clogs have a looser fit than the Crocs Classics.