Whats the Difference Between Crocs and Clogs?

We often hear the terms Crocs and clogs used interchangeably, but are they really the same thing? It's easy to get the two confused so let's dive into the similarities and differences.

Why Are Crocs Called Clogs?

The main reason the two are so closely related is that Crocs were based on Clogs. Crocs were created by three friends, George Boedecker, Scott Seamans, and Lyndon Hanson who set out to design a new boating shoe. They were inspired by the dutch clog and settled on a design by Foam Creations to create their own foam clog product. Soon after they came up with the clever brand name, Crocs.

They also named one of their styles the "classic clog" which today is one of their best sellers. So if you just bought a new pair of Crocs Classic Clogs, they are technically both.

Crocs vs. Clogs

While Crocs and clogs share some similarities, there are also some key differences. Crocs were created in 2002 with the intent to be a boat shoe that provided grip-focused soles and waterproof material. They are made from a special type of resin called Croslite. This material is soft, light, and comfortable to wear. They also have holes on the top of the shoes, which allow ventilation and help to keep your feet cool.

Clogs, on the other hand, are usually made from wood or leather. They have been around for centuries, with the earliest evidence dating back to the 14th century. Clogs were originally worn by Dutch peasants as a type of work shoe. They were sturdy and comfortable, perfect for long days spent working in the fields. Today, clogs are still worn by workers in some industries, but they also enjoy popularity as a fashion statement. They can be closed or open-toed, and often have decorative elements like flowers or beads. Clogs are also generally heavier and pricier than Crocs.

So, there you have it! The next time someone asks if you're wearing clogs or Crocs, you can confidently answer that you're wearing both!