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Orthotics & Crocs—a Match Made in Heaven

Crocs are ideal for use with orthotics because of their deep insole and footbed. Here a few recommended crocs by podiatrist for use with orthotics.

Babafemi Adebajo
By Babafemi Adebajo
Michelle Meyer - Editor for Upstep
Reviewed by Michelle Meyer

Published August 15, 2022.

Most people find Crocs gentle and comfort-giving when worn on their feet for short periods. What may come as a surprise is that Crocs can give even more support when used with orthotics.

Crocs have a deep insole and footbed, which makes them suitable for use with orthotics, particularly custom orthotics designed to fit the foot.

Which Crocs Collections Are Recommended for Orthotics?

While Crocs and orthotics make a great pairing, not all Crocs models are equally suitable. Just as there are different types of custom orthotics, there are different types of Crocs. You can use orthotics with the Crocs Rx collection instead of the Crocs retail collection.

The Crocs Rx models are made from Croslite and aim to improve foot comfort. Examples include the Crocs Specialist Vent Clog, Crocs Women’s Neria Pro II Clog, and Crocs Rx Relief, which are all highly recommended by podiatrists. These Crocs enable optimal comfort and support.

  • The Crocs Specialist Vent Clog has a wide toe box, a deep and soft insole, and proper arch support. Together with a custom orthotic, it will provide good shock absorption and reduce pressure on the heels.
  • The Crocs Women’s Neria Pro II Clog has a soft, flexible sole, a cushioned memory insole, and arch support. Using orthotic inserts with this model makes it incredibly comfortable.
  • The Crocs Rx Relief is ideal for people that spend a lot of time standing or walking. It's lightweight, very comfortable, and well recommended for use with orthotics.


While experts have conflicting opinions about Crocs, there are benefits of wearing crocs. Chief among these is improving foot comfort. When you pair the Crocs models with the appropriate orthotics, the potential for comfort skyrockets.

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