Research fashion’s most controversial clothing items and we guarantee Crocs makes the top of the list. People either love to hate, hate to love, or are unabashedly obsessed with the fashionably challenged slip-on-sneaker hybrid, but wherever you stand, Crocs has made headlines since its first collection of boat shoes dropped in 2002. To say that the brand is thriving would be an understatement; the water-friendly clog now comes in an array of styles, colorways, and patterns, while its Jibbitz charms add a customization element to the shoe. But with so many pairs to love and collect, the massive catalog of footwear begs the question: Which Crocs are the best Crocs?
Ask a Crocs enthusiast and they’ll tell you all Crocs are the best Crocs, but to find out which pairs are actually worth the wear, we approached the brand’s selection with unbiased eyes. Below, we’ve rounded up 11 pairs of Crocs we believe to be the best of the best based on popularity, functionality, and color options. We’ve even sprinkled in some of the hottest Crocs collaborations that, while technically sold out on the brand’s website, are still floating around the internet and available for purchase. So whether you’re already a brand loyalist, or can be persuaded to be converted, read on for the best Crocs on the market (or for resale) deserving of a place in your collection.
1. Classic Clogs
According to the brand’s website, the OG Classic Clog is still the best of the best, with over 25,000 reviews to back up this claim. The comfy shoe weighs in at just once ounce, but its lightweight feel doesn’t reflect its supportive build; the pair was designed with the brand’s iconic Legendary Croslite foam cushioning, and its pivoting heel straps make for a more secure fit. As for color selection, the Classic Clog comes in 30 vibrant shades on Amazon, almost guaranteeing that you’ll find a shade that matches your style.
Crocs Classic Clogs
2. Santa Cruz Slip-On
The Santa Cruz Slip-On has over 36,000 reviews on the Crocs website, plus over 18,000 reviews on Amazon, so we think it’s safe to say this is one pair of loafers you’re bound to love. Arguably one of the more fashion-forward options from the brand, the relaxed canvas shoe comes in a variety of tonal color options, like espresso, khaki, and charcoal, that are just as appropriate for office wear as they are for days off the clock. Designed with the Crocs signature lightweight feel, the shoe also features heel cups and Dual Crocs Comfort material that makes staying on your feet more bearable.
Santa Cruz Slip-On
3. Diplo x Crocs Take a Walk on the Weird Side Classic Clog
Strange as it may be, DJ, songwriter, and producer Diplo’s collaboration with Crocs sold out on the brand’s website, but this psychedelically designed pair of Classic Clog is still available via StockX. The pair is designed with a swirl of color and 3D mushrooms Jibbitz charms that light up. Together, the combination creates a fantastical, albeit trippy, sight to feast your eyes on every time you look down.
Diplo x Crocs Take a Walk on the Weird Side Classic Clog
4. LiteRide Pacer
We wouldn’t say Crocs is particularly known for its sneaker (and we say sneaker because, well, there’s only one to the Croc name), but the shoe has racked up over 6,700 reviews on Amazon (the majority of which are five-stars), so we thought the pair deserved a spot on our best Crocs list. It’s actually a very handsome tennis shoe available in over 15 colorways (black camo, blue/grey, and black/smoke are personal favorites), with LiteRide foam insoles and Crocs Croslite foam providing ample support and comfort throughout your wear.
5. LiteRide Clog
If big, almost borderline gaping holes in your shoes just aren’t your style, the Crocs LiteRide Clog is a great alternative to the brand’s original design. The highlighted featured for this shoe is the inclusion of LiteRide foam footbeds made from Crocs’ own closed-cell material to ensure you’re getting the utmost support from your shoe, without sacrificing comfort. And unlike most shoes that need time to “break in,” because the LiteRide Clog is made with soft, flexible Matlite, your footwear will feel broken in from the getgo.
6. Bistro Clog
As someone who’s worked in the restaurant business, I understand the challenge of finding non-slip shoes that are simultaneously comfortable, appropriate for work, and not completely hideous. Personally, I love these non-slip options from Crocs; they’re plain, sleek, are available in colors other than black, and the inclusion of the brand’s Legendary Croslite foam cushioning in its design is especially appreciated on a long shift.
7. Bayaband Slide
Crocs might have a compelling argument for slips and socks with this pair of slides. The unisex sandal is athletic and sleek, perfect for tropical vacations, flights, and running to the grocery store. The shoe doesn’t come in a ton of colors, but options do include Rosa Pink Lemonade and Ice Blue/Melon if your wardrobe could use a pop of color.
8. Balenciaga x Crocs Pink Rubber Platform Clogs
Back in 2018, Crocs collaborated with French luxury fashion house Balenciaga, birthing these low-key ridiculous but super reminiscent of the Y2k era platform clogs. The bubble gum pink pair sold out almost instantly, but the MagicMagicMagicShop on Etsy has one for sale, retailing at a steep $829.99. Personally, this writer wouldn’t spend that type of money on something she’s not going to wear, but the purchase does come with a dust bag and original box, in case you want to put the shoe on display as a collector’s item.
Balenciaga x Crocs Pink Rubber Platform Clogs
9. Crocs x Justin Bieber with Drew
Nobody’s surprised Justin Bieber chose yellow as his Crocs collab color of choice (it’s in line with his clothing label, drew house’s aesthetic, after all). This limited edition clog (clad in drew house logo and smiley face Jibbitz charms) also sold out fairly quickly, but luckily there are a few pairs up for grabs via StockX. Choose your size, and start your bidding.
Crocs x Justin Bieber with Drew
10. Crocs x Post Malone Blue & Black Tie Dye
Going once, going twice. If you like the look of Post Malone’s blue and black camo-esque Crocs but weren’t able to get your hands on a pair fast enough, you might be in luck. There’s a pair available on Poshmark and the seller is optioning them off at $280. You know what they say: Seasons change and camo stays cool, so you’ll want to get on this bid ASAP.
Crocs x Post Malone
11. Crocs x Bad Bunny Classic Clog
Bad Bunny’s collab with Crocs is surprisingly tame, but that just means you’ll probably get more wear out of them. The Puerto Rican artists’ shoes are off-white and glow in the dark, with custom Jibbitz that include a Bad Bunny logo and others that nod to his sophomore album, titled, YHLQMDLG (“Yo hago lo que me de la gana,” which, when translated, means “I do whatever I want”).