The 10 Best Crocs and Crocs Knockoffs

Crocs is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2022, so it’s the perfect time to purchase a new pair of the beloved — and sometimes controversial — shoes to add to your Crocs collection. Originally designed as boat shoes, Crocs are now worn by chefs, medical professionals, big and little kids as well as tons of fashion- and/or comfort-conscious people all over, on land and on sea. They’re absurdly comfortable, lightweight, breathable, washable, easy to kick on and off, relatively inexpensive and guaranteed to put a smile on your face (and we can all use that these days). 

Whether you’re into the classic styles or prefer the brand’s numerous collaborations with celebrities like Justin Bieber, Diplo, Yang Mi, Luke Combs or, most recently, SZA, Crocs are hard to resist. Unless you’re a Crocs-hater, in which case, move along and let us stroll around in our weird, squishy shoes in peace. 

Grab a pair for the warm-weather months for daytime jaunts or as water shoes, or stock up on cozy options ahead of fall’s cooler temps. Your feet will thank you. Looking to save on your next pair? Here are all the ways to get Crocs on sale.


Our 10 Favorite Crocs to Wear With Comfort and Confidence

Crocs Classic Clog

Crocs Classic Clog
Image: Crocs.com

What you get: The original, the classic, the beloved waterproof clog that started it all. If you don’t already have a pair of Crocs, start here, or if you do, pick up a new pair in brand-new-to-you color. Wear the Classic Clog as slippers, or out and about, and yes, put them on over socks on chillier days. You will never want to squeeze your foot into an uncomfortable shoe again after walking around on these cloud-like beauties. They’re currently offered in 25 colors, with new hues, like the pretty oxygen blue shown here, introduced often. These are an ideal summertime option for those people who think their feet aren’t the most attractive ones around because they keep your feet ventilated but also hidden. 

Why we love it: Honestly, for less than 50 bucks, you’ll get a pair of shoes that are amazing for nearly all occasions. They’re light, waterproof, easy to clean and beyond choosing a fun color, you can further customize your Crocs with Jibbitz charms. 

Price: $49.99 at Crocs.com  


Crocs Classic Platform Clog

Crocs Classic Platform Clog
Image: Zappos.com

What you get: Classic Crocs, but elevated, with a higher 1.6-inch outsole and a (slightly) slimmed-down look as well as a back strap that’s also got room for even more Jibbitz (you can put as many as 34 on this style!). Still just as comfy, versatile, washable and affordable as the OGs. Available in 10 colors, both prints and solids. 

Why we love it: For a platform shoe, these Crocs give you some added height without you having to sacrifice even a millimeter of comfort.  

Price: $54.95 at Zappos.com  


Crocs Brooklyn Low Wedge Sandal 

Crocs Brooklyn Low Wedge Sandal
Image: DSW.com

What you get: A dressy, strappy sandal for work or going out, with a 1.7-inch wedge heel made of a form of foam called LiteRide and yes, it’s all about comfort and stability so you can be on your feet all day sans any discomfort. The Brooklyn Low Wedge is available at DSW in 10 different color combos.  

Why we love it: The Low Wedge Sandals have all the comfort you love from Crocs but in a fancier style  — perfect when you’ve got to leave the house (ugh!) and want to look good. 

Price: $54.99 at DSW.com


Crocs Classic Lined Croc 

Crocs Classic Lined Croc
Image: DicksSportingGoods.com

What you get: Check out these delightful lined Crocs. Pick up a pair for indoor-only house slippers and another pair for cooler outdoor days. These cozy clogs actually got popular with teens this past winter, so pick up a pair as a gift for your favorite, picky adolescent, too. Currently comes in nine colors at Dick’s Sporting Goods. 

Why we love it: Some cozy slippers have the fuzz but not the all-important support, while these Crocs offer good construction and sturdy soles so you can safely cook, clean and go about your day with the back and leg support you require.  

Price: $59.99 at DicksSportingGoods.com 


Crocs Classic Cozzzy Sandal

Crocs Classic Cozzzy Sandal
Image: Crocs.com

What you get: The Cozzzy Sandal is a new style from the brand. They’re both ridiculous (um, open toe but fuzzy so your foot stays warm but your toes stay chilly?) and yet they’re so perfect and cute that it’s impossible not to love them. Currently available in three colors: pink, blue and white. Note: if you’re in between sizes, it is best to size up, as these run small. 

Why we love it: Though some may argue about Crocs’ stylishness, if you do want to stay up on the latest and greatest from the brand, these are the fit to get. 

Price: $54.99 at Crocs.com 


Crocs Santa Cruz Loafers

Crocs Santa Cruz Loafers
Image: Amazon.com

What you get: These casual and attractive slip-on loafers (that have a bit of a Hey Dude vibe going on) are made of a lightweight canvas upper and a Croslite sole. There’s elastic around the sides for a better fit, and they even feature these little nubs on the footbed so every step is like a mini-massage. Available in six solids as well as a camo option. One note: If you’re worried about cleaning these since they are not rubber like most other Crocs, the brand suggests mixing a bit of mild soap or laundry detergent with lukewarm water and wiping the solution gently on the stain with a soft cloth. 

Why we love it: These are casual Friday appropriate, right? And slip-ons make your life easier when you’re constantly coming and going. 

Price: $34.17 – $83.95 on Amazon.com 


Crocs Bistro Clogs

Crocs Bistro Clogs
Image: Kohls.com

What you get: The Bistro Clogs are part of the Crocs at Work line of shoes, and they were constructed with people who work in kitchens, hospitals and healthcare settings in mind. They have the same great cushony Crocs feel, with slip-resistant, non-marking treads and extra toe protection, and they’re a snap to wash and quick to dry. Available in white, navy and black. 

Why we love it: Being on your feet all day at work is tough, but the right footwear can make you and your day run a little smoother. 

Price: $44.99 at Kohls.com 


Crocs Crocband Flip

Crocs Crocband Flip
Image: Crocs.com

What you get: Though you would assume all rubber thong flip flop sandals are exactly the same, that’s not the case. Crocs flip flops have more support and better tread than the typical pair, so you can really walk on them for a while without getting tired. Plus, they’re super easy to rinse clean after a day at the beach, and they are lightweight and slim, making them excellent shoes to bring on a summer vacation.  Comes in five colors, all of which feature the sporty racing stripe around the base. 

Why we love it: They’re the perfect beach sandal. 

Price: $29.99 at Crocs.com 


Crocs LiteRide Pacer Sneaker

Crocs LiteRide Pacer Sneaker
Image: FamousFootwear.com

What you get: The LiteRide Sneakers are simple, casual kicks that weigh hardly anything. They’re made of a breathable, lightweight material making them excellent for long days during the summer, whether you’re hitting an amusement park or outdoor concert.  

Why we love it: With everyone sticking with casual clothing and footwear these days, who couldn’t use another excellent pair of reasonably-priced sneakers to add to their collection? 

Price: $45.98 – $64.99 at FamousFootwear.com


Toddlers’ Literide 360 Clog 

Toddlers' Literide 360 Clog
Image: Crocs.com

What you get: The just-for-toddlers clogs are made of a breathable, flexible material and a soft foam bed that supports them on all their adventures. The backstrap has holes for a secure fit and to hold up to four Jibbitz. Comes in three colors for toddlers, and four options for bigger kids

Why we love it: Honestly they’re the only shoes a toddler needs for the summer season, as they’re water-friendly, ventilated and can be worn with or without socks depending on their ever-changing moods and preferences. 

Price: $44.99 at Crocs.com 


3 Affordable Crocs Knockoffs and Dupes 

If you’re looking to save money, check out these affordable rubber sandal alternatives. They offer a lot of the same features Crocs-lovers can’t live without, but for lower price tags.

Wazshop Beach Slippers  

Wazshop Beach Slippers
Image: Walmart.com

What you get: To protect your feet from rocks and hot sand or to wear while gardening, try this affordable pair of Wazshop slip-on breathable water shoes. These come in four colorfully patterned styles. 

Why we love it: Unlike slides or flip flops, these won’t kick off in the water, so they’re a good bet if you’re swimming in a rocky area and want your shoes to stay on your feet instead of floating away. 

Price: $20.30 at Walmart 


Vonmay Pillow Slides  

Vonmay Pillow Slides
Image: Walmart.com

What you get: Chunky and cute, these Vonmay rubber slip-ons are super lightweight, and the added thick cushioning at the bottom make these great for standing and walking. Available in six solids and one patterned shade. 

Why we love it: For under $15, you can get in on the pillow slide trend without dinging your wallet. 

Price: $14.99 at Walmart 


Cat & Jack Toddler Jese Slip-On Water Shoes 

Cat & Jack Toddler Jese Slip-On Water Shoes
Image: Target.com

What you get: Target’s Cat & Jack line makes tons of trendy and playful styles for kids that are reasonably-priced and durable. Case in point: these rubber slip-on clogs, with a back so they won’t fling off while kids are racing around. They come in eight color options, both solids and patterns, including an adorable dinosaur print. 

Why we love it: Did we mention the dino print? 

Price: $12.99 at Target 

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