No doubt, Crocs is one of the most comfortable footwear in the shoe industry. Its breathability and comfort are top-notch. The uniqueness of the croslite material used made it even more enticing. But Crocs isn’t cheap.
While you wish you could add Crocs clog to your closet but can’t afford it, there are cheaper alternatives to Crocs.
Even as cheaper options, they are not inferior to Crocs clog. It only means you do not have to spend up to $50 to get yourself a nice pair of rubber clogs or slides.
Below, we have made a list of the best Crocs alternatives you can get for yourself. They include:
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List of the Best Crocs Alternatives
- Birkenstock EVA Sandals
- Oofos Slides
- Amoji Clogs
- Adidas Adilette Clogs
- Saguaro Garden Clogs
- Chay Chax Clogs
- Hobibear Garden Clogs
- RockDove Slipper
- The Bigant Womens Clogs
- Sperry Men’s Boat Shoes
- Merrel Women’s Core Hydro Moc
- Vangelo Professional Clog
- Bepojoy Clogs
- Natural Uniforms Womens UltraLite Clogs
- Van Slip On Mules
- WBuffalo Aclimber Clogs
- Keen Arts-M Sandal
- GaatPot Lined Clogs
1. Birkenstock EVA Sandals
The Birkenstock EVA sandal is made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). EVA is a rubber-like foam that is almost similar to the croslite material used in Crocs. Just like Crocs, the sandals can absorb shock from the feet.
Unlike cork and leather Birkenstocks in the market, this particular sandal is waterproof and dries within 30 minutes of wear if wet.
- It has great arch support
- It doesn’t require an extensive break-in period
- It is easy to wash and doesn’t harbor a bad smell
- It is waterproof
- It is not durable; it easily scuffs and breaks
- It makes squeaky sounds when you walk on it.
- It could cause you a blister on your foot
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2. Oofos Slides
Oofos slide is another Crocs clog competitor. However, if taken to a poll, the Oofos slide may take the highest number.
The Oofos slide is made of a unique material called the Oofoam. This material makes the footwear lightweight and comfortable for your feet. The midsole offers 37% impact absorption to your feet.
From reviews and tests, Oofos offers better arch support than Crocs. It conforms to the shape of your foot to give you maximum support. That is why it is known as a recovery slide.
- It offers great arch support.
- It is recommended for those with plantar fasciitis and other orthotic problems.
- It is lightweight and offers impact absorption
- The Oofos foam has a high rebound effect
- It is more expensive than Crocs
- It doesn’t have a larger platform for your toes
- It doesn’t have many colors and varieties compared to Crocs.
3. Amoji Clogs
This clog is one of the best alternatives to Crocs. Not only does it look like the Crocs clog, but it is also significantly cheaper than Crocs. Amoji still has its great qualities such as the textured insoles which make you feel safe while going into the water.
Like the Crocs clog, it has large holes at the upper for ventilation. The EVA material which serves as the footbed offers great arch support to your feet. It also has a well-grooved outsole that makes walking on soft and wet ground safe.
- It is lightweight and comfortable
- Water-resistant and friendly
- Same design as Crocs
- It is not true to size
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4. Adidas Adilette Clogs
Adidas Adilette clogs is another Crocs alternative brand. This rubber clog is ridden with holes in a specific pattern. Just as Crocs clog, these holes are for air vents.
It almost shares similar features with Crocs except that it ditched the ankle strap and it has a contoured EVA foam footbed.
- It is water-friendly
- It is comfortable to slip-on
- It is lightweight and offers breathability
- It is cheaper than Crocs. It’s sold for about $45
- It comes only in two colors: white and black
- The outsole is not grooved enough
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5. Saguaro Garden Clogs
This clog gives you a Crocs feel with a stylish look. Except that it is made of highly-cushioning EVA material, it still has other incredible features that Crocs would offer. Saguaro is priced between $15 and $20 so it easy to say that it is the cheapest alternative to Crocs.
The upper is filled with perforations for breathability, while the outsole is well-grooved for a firm grip. The clog is flexible and bendable and offers a comfortable feeling. Saguaro garden clog is not just for the garden, you can also wear it to run, drive, climb, hike, go to the beach, parks, etc. And they are a perfect match for any kind of cloth.
- Lightweight and breathable
- Not durable enough. The white peels off fast after a few times of wear.
6. ChayChax Clogs
Still wondering what brads look like Crocs? ChayChax clogs is one. Unlike the Crocs clog, this clog possesses a fur lining that helps to keep your feet warm. It is best for winter, although most people use it as indoor footwear.
ChayChax clog is made of a synthetic material which makes it lightweight and durable. Its footbed gives a cushion feeling to your heel and relieves pressure off your heel. It also offers adequate arch support to your feet.
- Sustainable for winter
- Great arch support
- Cheaper than Crocs clog
- Not best for summer
- No breathability
- It causes too much sweat on the feet
- It fits wide
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7. Hobibear Garden Clogs
Just like Crocs, this clog has air vents perforations at the upper, and an ankle strap. It is made of EVA materials which make it very soft and lightweight. The clog is water-friendly and dries off the water very fast.
The outsole offers a firm grip and the footbed offers support in the best way it could. Like Crocs, this clog could pass for good summer footwear, ensuring comfort and breathability at its peak.
- Cheaper than Crocs at the price of $31 – $35
- Non-skid and breathable
- Comfort and durability
- Versatile and colorful
- Lacks enough padding
- Lacks sufficient protection
- It has a thin sole
8. RockDove Slipper
The RockDove Slipper is the last on this list of Crocs alternatives. This slipper does not look anything close to Crocs but it offers as much support and comfort as Crocs. It makes you feel like you are walking on clouds and the high-traction outsole has a good outsole grip on your feet.
People mostly wear this slipper as indoor wear. The memory foam insole helps in the comfort of your feet. It is a simple slip-on wear, so you don’t have to worry about pulling up or adjusting a strap.
- It is flexible and lightweight
- It is cheaper than Crocs
- Lacks long durability
- Runs big in size
- Thin padding
- Not enough arch support
- Not recommended for plantar fasciitis
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We constantly keep an eye out for other alternatives to the choices we’ve listed above. We’ve found some more, 10 in all, which while they may not be exactly Croc-like, do at least deserve a mention and a quick look. So here goes.
9. The Bigant Women's Clog
If you weren’t told these were women’s clogs, you wouldn’t know. They look pretty cool for both men AND women, and we feel they should be labelled Unisex instead.
Made from EVA, these are light-weight, waterproof clogs that look startlingly stylish. That strap, besides looking good, is also practical; it adjusts to fit your foot size.
It comes with a cushioned heel to make walking more comfortable. The manufacturers also label the sole as being non-slip because it has an abrasive sole.
We note, though, that in our experience these type of soles tend to wear down and become slippery after a while.
10. Sperry Men's Boat Shoe
We couldn’t suppress a grin when we saw how swanky this pair of boaters looked!
They look and feel durable, and are made with EVA which is 100% synthetic. Lightweight and with a wide range of colors, these non-Crocs come in different sizes, of course.
Those slits and holes, which Sperry call portholes and gills, in keeping with the nautical theme, really help the foot to breathe.
The sole is made in a special way for enhanced traction. All in all, a rather decent find for a decent price.
11. Merrell Women's Core Hydro Moc Water Shoe
Yet again, this particular shoe has been labelled as a women shoe. We don’t see why men can’t wear them as well, although if you have big feet, size might become an issue.
We love the rugged good looks, and the way it’s constructed is quite stylish. A tad expensive though.
Like all it’s ilk, it’s made from EVA, and has holes for breathability. The strap over the instep is a nice touch, and makes it secure in rough conditions.
Comes in different colors and shades. We really like this one, called Burlwood.
12. VANGELO Professional Slip Resistant Clog
This particular pair of clogs is rather unique, in that it’s patented!
Granted this US Patent No.D808624, it’s got a specially designed shape and pattern. This design relates to its’ superior ability to prevent slipping.
It’s highly suitable for those working in industries needing slip resistant footwear such as in kitchens or hospitals.
It’s also apparently recommended by the American Podiatric Medical Association for better foot health. With such stellar credentials, it’s certainly worth checking out.
13. BEPOJOY Unisex-Adult Clogs
These rather chunky looking clogs have one good thing going for them: they’re really easy on the feet.
That hefty appearance is actually due to the extra cushioning on this shoe. There are bulges on the insole that massage your feet as you wander around in them.
It makes walking and working in these clogs quite comfortable.
Suitable for both men and women, the clogs may not win any prizes on a catwalk, but they’ll certainly help when working or walking in them.
14. Natural Uniforms Womens Ultralite Clogs
Startlingly pink, these lightweight clogs are touted as being rather useful for nurses and other in the medical profession.
It doesn’t have perforations for breathability, so if you have sweaty feet that might be a problem. You could wear socks, though.
Its’ slip-resistant rubber sole and body make it lightweight, flexible and comfortable. The strap comes in handy for a snug fit. At below $ 20, its’ a good price for a fairly basic pair of clogs.
15. Vans Slip-On Leather Mules Unisex
You really can’t go wrong with a pair of Vans. These leather mules are rather stylish, and comfortable to boot.
Certainly not for gardening or going to the pool, these are more of a fashion statement, to be worn with something equally stylish.
Mules are generally for women, and indeed, Vans tout these as being Vans Women Classic Slip-On Mule.
We think its suitable for both sexes, so there. The entire shoe is made from leather, including the sole.
They seem to come only in black for now, but there’s certainly nothing wrong with that.
16. WBuffalo Aclimber Clogs
This brand boasts an extensive line of brightly colored, sometimes wildly patterned, molded-resin clog-style sandals.
It’s got loads of ventilation ports for breathability and water drainage. Because of the material it’s made of, they’re easy to clean, quick to dry.
Beware though, these are meant for a roomy, loose fit, so if you need something snug, these clogs aren’t it.
17. KEEN Unisex-Adult YOGUI Arts-M Sandal
This futuristic clog, or sandal, as they call themselves, is injection molded and made from EVA.
It’s got a black rubber sole, and this particular model is Hawaii Flowers Silver, a sort of off-white-silver combo. It feels comfortable to walk in, and looks quite cool.
These sandals are built around what they call a Metatomical EVA footbed. That refers to the overall shape of the foot with special emphasis on the first metatarsal joint (big toe).
The term Metatomical is a fusion of metatarsal and anatomical. Be warned, though, these sandals are pricier than most.
18. GaatPot Lined Clogs
Here’s something a little different – clogs with a fleece lining. This pair of sandals are made from High Stretch EVA and come with plush fleece lining to keep your feet all cosy during those cold days and nights.
They’re pretty light, so that’s a plus, and have anti-slip soles. They’re considered waterproof because they have no holes for ventilation and thus don’t allow water to seep in.
It comes with an adjustable heel strap for easy wearing and taking off. So if you have feet which get cold, this is the perfect solution for you.