Crocs. Bear with us, they're in fashion again - honest! These comfortable rubber slip-on shoes may divide opinion, but the odour-resistant, lightweight footwear is having a(nother) moment, not just with older wearers who love the foot-friendly, ventilated clogs, but also with youngsters enjoying platform Crocs, fur lined versions, flip flops and slides!
Our article will help you compare the best Crocs for men, women, kids and toddlers, before revealing our ranking of the top 10 best Crocs in the UK. We've compared the nation's favourite styles on Amazon, John Lewis and eBay including the trendy Bae clog and the Brooklyn wedge to save you hours of scrolling online. Thank Croc for that!
Selecting a good pair of Crocs may seem simple, but there are a few options you may not even know about yet. Fear not, this section is all about the different variations on the classic Croc, and the benefits of each. Before you know it, you'll have a collection to rival Imelda Marcos!
Most Crocs are unisex, and many reviews say they tend to be larger than the size advertised. But, of course, you'd expect nothing less from a shoe that's designed to be loose-fitting, breathable and easy on the feet.
You will find Crocs available in men's and women's styles and sizes. So if you favour a particularly masculine or traditionally feminine shoe shape, you'll find plenty of pairs you'll want to add to basket ASAP.
What we love most about Crocs, however, is the laid-back, ever so slightly hippie vibe that comes along with these comfy clogs. So choose a unisex version if you're tired of gender rules when it comes to shoe-shopping.
It's not just adults who can enjoy the comfort of a Crocs clog, children also benefit from these ventilated, sea-worthy shoes that are as appropriate for the paddling pool as they are for the park. They're light and cool, and sometimes sport fun and colourful designs such as cartoon characters or movie favourites.
While Crocs are billed as the ultimate in comfort, it's important to note that the spacious toe area only provides so much support. This part of the shoe is quite large, so it's natural to grip the soles with our toes to stop the clog falling off.
This means while Crocs are comfy for young'uns, they should be worn alongside more supportive shoes, to stop bad habits developing and avoid damage to growing spines.
While the famous clog shaped Croc is an excellent shoe for pebbled beaches, rock-pooling, sunny day gardening or a gentle dog walk, other designs are available for a variety of occasions. What's that? You didn't know Crocs had a whole host of other shapes? You've been missing out!
Sliders or slides - those simple, single-strap, slip-on sandals everyone is wearing lately - are wonderful for a lazy Sunday wander to the corner shop when only trackie bottoms and a giant bag of Wotsits will do. Crocs have their own stylish version, with ventilation holes you can plug with your favourite Jibbitz charms.
Crocs can also be bought in more structured designs, such as chunky wedge sandals, slimline slip-ons (not unlike a flip flop), hefty platform clogs and fur-lined versions ideal for chillier climes. Already envisaging a year-round Crocs collection for your wardrobe? You won't be the first.
If you are going for a less popular, more exciting style of Croc, take a moment to consider the practicality of the heel height. A chunky wedge or a retro-style platform heel may not be as risky to walk in as a stiletto heel, but if you do like to march along at a decent pace, a flat heel will be kinder to ankles and safer on an incline.
Of course, higher heeled or platformed Crocs are great for making a fashion statement or adding a little height. In fact, the more elegant shapes could even be worn to classy occasions, such as birthdays and even weddings, as a super comfortable alternative to more typical heels.
One of the most appealing aspects of the humble Croc is that many pairs have those convenient holes. Although originally added for ventilation, they can now be jazzed up with cute Jibbitz charms, designed by the Crocs brand to take their shoes to new levels of fun and self-expression.
Choose a pair of Crocs in a colourway that will work best with the shapes and styles of charm you like best, or simply find one which matches your personal style and favourite wardrobe staples. We love the fact that Crocs come in a rainbow of colours, including bold brights as well as neutrals like black, white, navy and grey.
OK, enough procrastinating, let's get stuck in and reveal the ten best Crocs you can buy online in the UK! There are some lovely options on our list for men, women and kids, so the whole family can rock a pair of Crocs, whilst enjoying the comfort of this iconic footwear.
|Colourways||15 including black, white and navy|
|Colourways||7 including black and white|
|Colourways||Cars' Lightning McQueen, Paw Patrol, and Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear|
|Colourways||35 including black, white and grey|
|Colourways||8 including black, white and snakeskin|
|Colourways||9 including black, white and grey|
|Colourways||20 + including black and white|
|Colourways||21 including black and grey|
|Colourways||Black, white, rose pink, pale yellow, lilac, daisy pattern, marble pattern|
|Best For||Adults and children|
|Colourways||20 + including black and white|
Classic Platform Clogs
Crocband Kids' Sandals
Classic Fur Lined Fuzzy Slipper Clogs
Brooklyn Wedge Heel Sandal
Baya Unisex Clogs
Kids' Movie Character Clogs
Classic Bae Clogs
Swiftwater Slip On Sandals
The Ultimate Croc for Comfort and Style
Statement Platforms For a Retro Throwback
Secure, Snug Sandals for Sun, Sea and Sand
Ultra Fuzzy Slippers You Can Wear Outside
The Perfect Lazy Day Sliders
Stylish Wedges You Can Wear All Day
Say Goodbye to Sweaty Feet With Superior Ventilation
Movie Favourites for Little Feet
Bring Back the 90s in Platform Crocs
The Perfect Beach Footwear
|Best For||Adults and children||Women||Children||Adults||Adults||Adults||Adults||Children||Adults||Adults|
|Colourways||20 + including black and white||Black, white, rose pink, pale yellow, lilac, daisy pattern, marble pattern||21 including black and grey||20 + including black and white||9 including black, white and grey||8 including black, white and snakeskin||35 including black, white and grey||Cars' Lightning McQueen, Paw Patrol, and Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear||7 including black and white||15 including black, white and navy|
Treating your feet kindly is one of the best things you can do for your body - not just your feet either, but your posture, spine and neck too! Have a look at the links below for more ways to keep your trotters comfortable and secure, whether hard at work or lazing round the house.
Wasn't it Coco Chanel who once said: 'Before you leave the house, look in the mirror, then put on a pair of crocs'...? Maybe we're getting that wrong, but now you've read this article, you're well equipped to invest in a comfy shoe that is kind to feet and just right for gardening, pottering or chilling at home!
Author: Annie Hopkins
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