Are Crocs non-slip?
Yes and no.
Some Crocs are non-slip, and others will leave you lying on your back in the middle of the breakroom at work.
Ask me how I know…
Don’t worry, it’s really easy to tell which ones are non-slip.
I bought my first pair 3 years ago and haven’t looked back since. In this guide, I’ll cover how to tell if a pair of Crocs is non-slip, how the tech works, and a few of my favorite pairs to wear to work for nurses, baristas, factory workers, and other people working on slippery surfaces.
Here’s what you need to know…
Crocs Lock™: How to Tell if a Pair of Crocs is Slip-Resistant
When shopping for Crocs, always check if they come with Crocs Lock™. It’s a nifty tech that basically glues your feet to the ground using tiny little nubs that grip the surface around you. It was made specifically to help you remain upright when walking on oil, water, soap, or just naturally slippery surfaces like tiles or whatever evil substance hospitals use (I think it’s vinyl?).
In fact, shoes with Crocs Lock™ outperform industry standards by a mile, so they’re definitely the best choice if you want peace of mind while working.
It’s ideal for all of the following professions:
So, yeah. Any Crocs made with Crocs Lock™ have been rigorously tested and passed industry safety standards, so you don’t need to worry about embarrassing yourself in front of colleagues or busting your skull open.
How Do You Know If They're Really Slip-Resistant, Though?
They’ve been independently tested by FootArt, a UK Crocs retailer, and proven to stand up to grease, oil, water, and other slippery surfaces.
Here’s what FootArt had to say:
“Independent test results demonstrate that Crocs Lock™ tread is a leader in slip-resistance.
Crocs Lock™ tread consistently tested above a 0.45 CoF on wet (.75), dry (.84), soapy (.50), oily (.55), oily/wet (.55) and greasy/wet (.55) surfaces.
Certain Crocs™ Work shoes have been independently tested at Intertek lab following the ASTM F1677 testing standards, using the Mark II machine.
When tested on quarry tile commonly found in restaurants, crocs lock™ tread was found to be slip-resistant under certain wet, dry, soapy, oily, and greasy conditions.”
Crocs At Work™: Non-Slip, Comfortable Crocs for Slippery Work Places
Crocs actually has a full line of shoes for workers who spend hours on their feet: Crocs at Work. They’re designed to take the weight off your joints (hallelujah), keeping you pain-free, more alert, and more comfortable during long shifts.
Some of the benefits of wearing these shoes are:
But here’s the catch: not all Crocs At Work™ shoes are non-slip.
Make sure to check the description. If you see Crocs Lock™, you’re golden.
Here are a couple of my favorites:
Are Crocs 100% Slip-Resistant?
No shoe can 100% guarantee that you won’t fall. Basically, what I’m saying is to use general caution even when wearing a non-slip shoe. So, don’t go doing the moonwalk over grease on your way to hand someone their fries at the drive through.
I’d highly recommend that you still exercise extreme caution and never run on slippery surfaces.
What Are Others Saying About Crocs Around the Web?
I know you probably think I’m a bit biased, so let me show you a couple of reviews from around the web.
Check out some of these reviews. This thread was asking about non-slip shoes.
BOOM. They wear theirs every shift, and this other guy’s have lasted 5 years.
And here are a bunch of people talking about wearing Crocs working in a Chipotle (I’m so hungry)...
So, yeah. If it’s on Reddit, it has to be true, right?
My Top 3 Non-Slip Crocs for Work
1. Bistro Clog Crocs
Ideal for: Hospitality, restaurant, and kitchen staff
The pair of Crocs I’m wearing as I type this. I wear them literally everywhere. The most comfortable work shoe I’ve ever owned.
They aren’t cheap, but they fit my feet perfectly, are comfortable enough to wear all day, and I’ve never had another fall at work since I started wearing them.
Baristas, wait staff, and chefs will love Bistros. They’re a bit squishy when you move around, so your feet absorb almost none of the blow when staying on your feet all day, and they’re surprisingly lightweight, so you won’t feel bogged down even when working doubles.
I’d sleep in them if my husband let me.
2. On-The-Clock Line
It’s got extra toe protection to meet workplace safety standards, and a reinforced arch for better support and comfort. You’ll be able to wear them all day and night and still get home pain-free.
But the best part for staff working long shifts is the removable, easily washable insole. That way, your feet won’t smell so bad it makes your dog sick after working 14 hours.
3. Women’s Kadee Work Flat
Crocs basically took their most popular flat, made it slip-resistant, and added a better heel cutout for better fit and breathability.
The result is something you could wear to the club without getting thrown out by security.
Joking aside, I love this flat for a few reasons:
The toe protection isn’t nearly as good though, and it’s not as secure as the models above. So if you’re working in a very slippery environment like a greasy fast food joint, I would definitely go with something else. But if you’re in a cafe, bar, or nice restaurant, these are perfectly fine.
Verdict - Are Crocs Non-Slip?
In conclusion, YES, Crocs with Crocs Lock are non-slip.
If I were you I would just get the Bistro Clogs. They’re the best work shoes I’ve ever had. You’ll never want to buy another. If you’re working in an outdoor cafe somewhere, get the Kadee flats. And if you’re a nurse, get the On-The-Clock Crocs. It’s that simple.
Q: Are Crocs slippery when wet?
A: Yes, Crocs can be slippery when extremely wet just like any other shoe. Even with slip-resistant tech, you should still exercise caution. Any Crocs with Crocs Lock will keep you safe to a reasonable level, but you still need to use your head.
Q: Can I wear Crocs to work in a kitchen?
A: Yes, as long as they have non-slip tech, you can wear Crocs to work in a kitchen. They’ll keep you safe around grease and oil. However, it’s best to check with your employer first.
Q: Are Crocs good for snow?
A: Yes, there are some Crocs models designed to handle wet, snowy surfaces. However, they are not the same snow boots. If you plan to just walk in the snow, Crocs are fine. If you plan to work in the snow, get a snow boot.
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