Work Crocs can make a long day on your feet feel a bit more comfortable. There are many industries that might benefit from wearing Crocs, such as food service and health care. Crocs offers a wide range of work clogs, but the design of these workplace Crocs will vary significantly.
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These are the different types of work Crocs for professionals:
- Crocs Bistro – Open heel and closed toe with no holes. Slip resistant outsole. (click here to view)
- Crocs Bistro Pro – Same as above, but with adjustable strap and softer insoles. (click here to view)
- Crocs On-the-Clock – Enclosed heel and toe, no strap. Slip-resistant outsole. (click here to view)
- Crocs On-the-Clock LiteRide – Same as above, but with extra soft insoles. (click here to view)
- Crocs Specialist II – Open-heel closed-toe and extra support. Not slip-resistant (click here to view)
- Crocs Specialist II Vented – Same as above, but with ventilation holes. (click here to view)
- Crocs Neria Pro – Women’s slip-resistant enclosed toe, enclosed heel work clog. (click here to view)
- Crocs Neria Pro Literide – Same as above, but with extra soft insoles. (click here to view)
- Crocs Mercy Work – Women’s slip-resistant, taller heel, closed toe clog. (click here to view)
A few things to understand.
First, most work Crocs do not have vent holes which helps them meet certain workplace requirements regarding closed toes. The Crocs Specialist II is the one exception because it comes in both an un-vented and vented option (I listed both above).
Second, do not expect the heel design on these professional Crocs to be the same as Crocs Classic clogs. Some types of work Crocs (like the On-the-Clock and Neria clogs) are fully enclosed and don’t even have a heel strap. For example, here is my Crocs On-the-Clock work clog:
But even the work Crocs that have an open-heel design will be different than Crocs Classic clogs. These professional Crocs have taller heel cups, which help them meet certain workplace standards. For example, here is the heel of my Crocs Classics (left) compared to the heel of my Crocs Bistro work clog (right):
As you can see, even though the Crocs Bistro clogs have an open heel design, the heel is cupped to make it taller, and more supportive than the Crocs Classics. This *may* meet certain workplace standards, but you will need to check with your employer to see if you need a fully-enclosed heel, or if this taller heel cup might work.
Weight Data for Work Crocs
When I recently tried ten different types of Crocs clogs, my conclusion regarding weight was this: professional work Crocs clogs are consistently heavier than casual Crocs clogs. There are several explanations for this.
- No Ventilation – Many types of professional Crocs do not have ventilations holes which helps them meet certain workplace standards for closed toe shoes. This, of course, adds a bit of weight.
- Extra Support – Some work Crocs have extra arch support.
- Taller Heel – Many types of work Crocs have a taller heel cup, and some types of work Crocs have a fully enclosed heel. All of this adds weight.
- Slip-Resistant – Many of these styles have extra slip-resistant outsoles, which add a little bit of weight.
All of these issues listed above, although important, do add a bit of weight. In my experience, even though these professional Crocs had a heavier design than the Crocs classics, they still felt lightweight on my feet.
Here is the weight data for the ten types of Crocs that I tried. All weights are based off one size 12 men’s shoe. I bolded the work Crocs:
|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 Yukon Vista II||0.56||click here to view|
|Crocs Specialist II||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|
As you can see, the Crocs Specialist II weighed the least out of the four workplace Crocs that I tried. But it does not have the slip-resistant outsole that the others have, which probably helps keep the weight down a bit.
Explaining Work Crocs for Professionals
Crocs On-the-Clock Work Clogs
The Crocs On-the-Clock shoes are very different than other types of Crocs Clogs. This Crocs On-the-Clock shoe is designed for work, and because of that, it has both a closed toe and a close heel.
Although all Crocs are lightweight compared to other types of shoes, because these Crocs On-the-Clock shoes have a closed heel and toe, they weigh a bit more than other Crocs. In fact, these were the heaviest out of all the Crocs clogs that I tried.
And it is important to understand that because this Crocs On-the-Clock shoe is meant to be used primarily as a work shoe, and has a slip on design without a heel strap, it has a snugger fit than Crocs Classics. No, don’t expect a tight fit, but the fit (which Crocs calls “Relaxed”) doesn’t have quite as wide of a toe box as the Crocs Classics.
This work Crocs On-the-Clock clog has a slip-resistant outsole. Here is a look at the outsole on mine:
If also has removable insoles which means you can swap these insoles out as needed to either replace them or clean them. Here is a look at the insoles on mine:
If you need a closed-heel, closed-toe work clog, this will be your best option. For women, there is also the Crocs Neria clog which is both closed-heel and closed-toe.
This is the current price of these Crocs On-the-Clock 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 work Crocs On-the-Clock Review.
Crocs Specialist II Clogs
Obviously, this Crocs Specialist II Clog is a bit different than the Crocs On-the-Clock clog we discussed first because this clog has an open-heel design. As we discussed above, even though these Specialist Clogs have an open heel, the heel is taller than normal Crocs (think of it like a heel cup). This *may* help it meet certain workplace standards.
Here is a comparison of the Specialist II heel (right) compare to the Crocs Classic heel (left):
There is also extra arch support which can be beneficial on the job, and the toe/metatarsal area is thicker than normal Crocs clogs.
These Specialist II work Crocs have a roomy toe box area. I found them to fit a bit longer than Crocs Classic Clogs. For comparison, here is my Crocs Specialist II (left) compared to my Crocs Classics (right):
As I mentioned earlier, the version that I own are not ventilated, but they are also sold in a ventilated option. Click here to view the ventilated option available at Amazon (paid affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com).
It is worth mentioning that these Crocs Specialist II clogs do not have the slip-resistant outsoles. They just have the standard bottom design as Crocs Classics. Here is a look at the bottom of mine:
If you need slip-resistant outsoles, and want an open-heel design, the work Crocs Bistro clogs will be the better option. We discuss those next.
This is the current price of these Crocs Specialist II 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 Specialist II Review.
Crocs Bistro Clogs
The Crocs Bistro Clog is designed similar to the Crocs Specialist II from above, but has a few extra details. For example, it has a slip-resistant outsole. Here is the outsole on mine:
This is another workplace Crocs clog that doesn’t have ventilation holes, which help it meet certain workplace standards. It does have the open heel, but just like the Crocs Specialist II 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):
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):
Just like the Crocs Specialist II from earlier, this Crocs Bistro clog has extra support in the toe area compared to Crocs Classics. But, again, because this clog is design with these extra details, it does weigh a bit more than Crocs Classics (but still feels lightweight on the foot).
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 Review.
Crocs Bistro Pro LiteRide Clogs
This Crocs Bistro Pro LiteRide Clog is a spin on the Crocs Bistro Clog we discussed above, but there are some significant differences here. This Bistro Pro features the LiteRide foam insoles which 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:
One significant detail about these work Crocs that are different than other options is these Bistro Pro Clogs have an adjustable heel strap so you can customize the fit for extra support when needed. Here is a look at the strap on mine:
Yes, these work clogs also have the slip-resistant outsoles for extra grip. Here is a look at the outsole on mine:
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:
They have the same roomy fit, but just like the other work Crocs, I found these Bistro Pro clogs to fit bigger than my Crocs Classics. Here are my Bistro Pro clogs compared to my Crocs Classics:
The main takeaway is these Bistro Pro clogs offer a couple extra benefits compared to other Crocs for professionals. These Bistro Pro clogs have the extra soft LiteRide insoles, and have the adjustable heel strap that give a more secure fit.
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.
What to Consider When Buying Work Crocs
How Do Professional Crocs Fit?
Let me start by saying this: when I compared the sizing and fit of the ten Crocs that I tried, I was shocked how much they differed in fit. I would suggest you check out my Crocs sizing guide if you want to do a deeper dive on sizing.
Here’s what you need to know. Many work Crocs fit bigger than Crocs classics. For example, here is my Crocs Bistro work clogs compared to my Crocs Classics (both size 12 men’s):
The two main types of Crocs fits you need to know are relaxed fit and roomy fit. The roomy fit will be the widest toe box, but it is important to note that both of these fits are wider than most types of shoes. Crocs clogs are known for a comfortable, wider fit.
Would an Adjustable Heel Strap Work?
Work Crocs that have an adjustable heel strap can help you find a more secure fit on the job. As we discussed earlier in the article, the Crocs Bistro Pro clogs have an adjustable strap.
Here is a look at the adjustable strap on mine:
Which Crocs Have the Most Cushion?
If you are standing all day on the job, comfort is essentials. Yes, all Crocs without holes are comfortable – they are made using what Crocs calls a “CrosLite” foam material which creates cushioning and comfort under the foot (Crocs LiteRide vs Classic).
That said, if you want to maximize comfort, I would recommend buying a pair of closed heel Crocs that use the LiteRide insoles. Basically, these LiteRide insoles are just extra foam cushioning, but they make the insole area very soft and comfortable to wear.
In the video below, I tried to capture just how soft my Crocs LiteRide insoles are.
These LiteRide insoles are offered in several different types of Crocs clogs, including the Crocs On-the-Clock closed heel clogs. If you want to read more about these insoles, visit my article about which Crocs are the most comfortable.
Slip Resistant Work Crocs
Do you need slip-resistant clogs for work? Most (but not all) of the work Crocs we discussed on this page use the special slip resistant outsoles which make them more work appropriate.
For example, here is the slip-resistant outsole on my Crocs On-the-Clock closed-heel clog:
The one exception is the Crocs Specialist II work clogs that just have the normal Crocs bottom just like the Crocs classics.
Closed Toe Work Crocs
If you are wondering whether or not Crocs qualify as closed toe shoes, that will likely just come down to the interpretation of your specific employer. In most cases, ventilated Crocs styles are not considered to be closed toe because they don’t offer the spill protection that non-vented shoes do.
If you need a closed-toe Crocs clogs, and want to explore options, visit my article that discusses closed toe Crocs.
Do They Make Safety Work Crocs?
If you are searching for safety toe Crocs clogs, these types of Crocs currently do not exist. Yes, Crocs does make several types of work clogs, but they do not currently make a steel toe or a composite toe option.
Closed Heel Work Crocs
Again, not all Crocs for professionals will have a closed-heel design. As we discussed earlier, if you need a fully-closed heel, the Crocs On-the-Clock clogs or the Crocs Neria clogs will be the best options.
Even the open-heel workplace Crocs have the taller heel cup which may meet certain workplace requirements, but you will need to check with your employer.
To read more about this issue, visit my article about closed heel Crocs.