Up To 75% OFF EVERYTHING + FREE shipping

Are Crocs Good for Standing and Walking All Day?

Crocs are comfortable and lightweight, making them seem like a good choice for long-term wear, but is this true? Read here to learn about the dangers of Crocs.

a man in a white shirt and blue and pink suspenders
By Babafemi Adebajo
Joel Taylor
Edited by Joel Taylor

Updated February 13, 2023.

Over the years since its establishment, Crocs have become a popular footwear option for people everywhere. Soon after their release, they were often only used in pool areas, beaches, and yards. Now, it’s common to find crocs in use even at malls, supermarkets, hospitals, and in office environments.

This is not unexpected. Crocs are lightweight, flexible, and quite comfortable. They are breathable and easy to slip into, which aids in circulation. However, none of this qualifies Crocs for the kind of use it is being subjected to. Consequently, they have the potential to cause dangerous long-term problems to the wearer if not worn appropriately. Read on to learn more.

Intended Purpose of Crocs

Crocs are lightweight and have good arch support. As a result, most people find them quite comfortable, easy to wear, and convenient to use. Some Crocs, CrocsRX, provide greater support and comfort than the regular. They are supported by APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association) and can be recommended for folks who have specific foot problems.

Again, Crocs are designed for short-term wear as they do not provide enough cushioning to guarantee a continuous supply of comfort when used over a long period.

Can Crocs Create Problems if Worn Long Term?

Yes, they can. Wearing Crocs for long periods is not advised by podiatrists. While they may provide great arch support, they are lacking in other areas of support. For example, they do not have enough cushioning at the midsole.

When Crocs aren’t used as intended, the sole and heel pads in your feet have to bear additional strain during active muscle contractions (e.g., in walking and standing for long hours). Tendonitis, corns, calluses, and other toe deformities can result from Crocs, while preexisting foot conditions can also worsen.

Improve the Comfort of Your Crocs

A simple way to improve the comfort of Crocs is through the addition of Upstep's custom-made insoles. With insoles, you'll be able to wear your Crocs for extended periods of time, as they can help reduce foot fatigue and discomfort, making Crocs a more versatile and comfortable option for everyday wear.

» Enhance the comfort of your Crocs with the best insoles for standing on concrete all day