‘My feet are in heaven’: Crocs have been Amazon’s No. 1 best-selling shoes for over a year — and they're on sale

Kristine Solomon
·5 min read

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Crocs are tried-and-true best-sellers — and they're on sale. (Photo: Amazon)
Crocs are tried-and-true best-sellers — and they're on sale. (Photo: Amazon)

Never has there been a more divisive shoe than the classic Croc. When they first hit the scene, plenty of people were torn about what looked like clunky garden clogs. Years later, a podiatrist recommended I wear them at home to treat my chronic ankle bursitis, and I became a convert. My pain went away almost instantly, and the comfort was undeniable.

I’m far from alone: Crocs have been the No. 1 best-selling shoe on Amazon since the beginning of the pandemic, and they were a top-seller well before that. These cult faves — which are up to 15 percent off in tons of colors — have a jaw-dropping 89 percent five-star rating from 138,000 reviewers, with die-hard fans proudly saying their Crocs provide “such comfort no amount of words can begin to describe.”

Shop it: Crocs Unisex Classic Clog, starting at $38.50 (was $45), amazon.com

Well, let’s give it a shot anyway. Crocs are quite simply the epitome of foot-pampering footwear. First of all, these unisex shoes are lightweight and breathable; in fact, they’re even perforated for air circulation. But it’s their soft, rubber construction and arch-supporting, shock-absorbing sole that make them truly superior.

“They’re wide and extremely lightweight,” adds foot surgeon Diane Koshimune. People love to say that their favorite shoes are “like walking on air,” but I can confirm that in the case of Crocs, that is the total truth. So can thousands of Crocs enthusiasts.

Lightweight, comfy and...stylish? Absolutely, say shoppers

Crocs are 15 percent off — and you won't want to take them off. (Photo: Amazon)
Crocs are 15 percent off — and you won't want to take them off. (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: Crocs Unisex Classic Clog, starting at $38.50 (was $45), amazon.com

“They are so comfy, light & airy, with great cushioning for walking all day long,” boasts one shopper. “ I used to think they were just plastic gardening shoes, or just comfy clogs for nurses and doctors. But NOW I am seeing Crocs everywhere....They have become a highly sought-after fashion item!”

Fashion item, you say? Ok, hear this reviewer out:

One Crocs fan wrote, “I LOVE THESE THINGS!! They're stylish and functional....It is not hard to pull them off with any outfit. Wear them to school, wear them to run errands, wear them to church! I sure do!...These shoes really show individuality...you can express who you are in a unique and fashionable way. Be a trend setter with Crocs.”

These fans finally gave Crocs a chance during quarantine — and now they’re in love

Crocs "changed my life," said one of more than 100,000 five-star reviewers. (Photo: Amazon)
Crocs "changed my life," said one of more than 100,000 five-star reviewers. (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: Crocs Unisex Classic Clog, starting at $38.50 (was $45), amazon.com

Of course, style is certainly not the main appeal of Crocs. The biggest draw of these iconic shoes is their undeniable, heaven-sent comfort. Plus they’re affordable — and they’re even on sale. I’m not alone in my complete 180-degree devotion to Crocs. These reviews speak for themselves.

“Something sparked inside my head while in quarantine and [I] decided to give them a chance since I wouldn’t be leaving my house any time soon...honestly It was the best decision I’ve ever made!” wrote another convert. “I don’t even wanna take them off!”

“I got the ballet pink ones because during this quarantine, I am tired of wearing uncomfortable shoes. I mainly got these to wear to take my dog out, cause they’re quick to put on and easy to wash if I step in something...But these arrived and I HAVE WORN THEM NONSTOP,” wrote a new fan. “Socks with Crocs is my new look. They are the quickest slip on shoes, they are just so useful! I wear them everywhere.”

Foot pain? Crocs to the rescue

Crocs come in so many fun colors — and neutrals, too! (Photo: Amazon)
Crocs come in so many fun colors — and neutrals, too! (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: Crocs Unisex Classic Clog, starting at $38.50 (was $45), amazon.com

“My chiropractor recommended wearing Crocs since I started having plantar fasciitis problems,” wrote a relatable customer. “Around a year into wearing these, I have completely recovered from plantar fasciitis! It's like I never even had plantar fasciitis!”

“BABYYYYY My feet are in Heaven,” exclaimed another five-star reviewer. “I have issues with my arches and typically wear arch supports in my shoes so that I can both walk better and so my feet don't hurt. “The support I felt, the cushion I felt, the [prickly] things in the shoe that massage my feet... it all was surreal. I woke up my brother. I went outside and screamed YES YES YES like I was a WWE wrestler. I immediately came back to Amazon...to order more.”

Crocs are great for healthcare workers, restaurant servers and anyone else on their feet all day

Classic Crocs (Photo: Amazon)
Classic Crocs (Photo: Amazon)

“I almost decided NOTHING would help and that after 40 years on my feet in the restaurant industry, I was destined to a future of crippling pain,” wrote one desperate shopper. “Everyone was telling me that Crocs were that answer but, I was thinking how could a shoe for such a little price help my feet?...Let me tell you what a glorious feeling right from the start!!! My feet and back no longer hurt even after 8 - 10 hour shifts! They feel like wearing nothing at all, so [natural] and comfy!”

“I’m working as a frontline worker and these are ideal!,” added an essential worker. “And shockingly my feel look small in them oppose to looking like duck feet. Now some of my coworkers are buying a pair!”

Need more reasons to give Crocs a chance — or to add to your Crocs collection? These iconic clogs are so easy to clean, it’s practically effortless. Rinse them down in the sink, toss them in shower, hose them down — they’ll look brand new. Less than $40 is a sweet price to pay for the kind of all-day comfort that has shoppers practically shouting from the rooftops.

Shop it: Crocs Unisex Classic Clog, starting at $38.50 (was $45), amazon.com

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