Do Crocs run big or small

Discussion in 'Community Board' started by kathyg, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. kathyg

    kathyg DIS Veteran

    May 14, 2000
    Want to order some but am wondering about the women's sizing. Do they run big, small or right on?
  2. almacdonald

    almacdonald DIS Veteran

    Sep 14, 2005
    what size do you normally wear? Maybe someone with the same shoe size can tell you what size of crocs they wear.

    I wear size 7.5 shoes and have size Small W6-7. Actually, i have 2 pairs. :blush:
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  4. smilingmouse

    smilingmouse <font color=CC00FF>Eeyore's Girl ~ <font color=gre

    Jul 9, 2002

    me too on the sizes. I now own four pairs. I'm an addict
  5. HayGan

    HayGan We could all use some pixie dust now and then :)<b

    Apr 28, 2004
    I wear a 9.5 and I own a pair of 9's and 10's (Niles). Both fit just fine :thumbsup2
  6. shortbun

    shortbun <font color=green>Peacenik<br><font color=purple><

    Aug 21, 1999
    I usually wear a 7.5 and got mediums because the strap in the back pushes my foot forward. Also, I have a wider foot. The medium is perfect.
  7. ashjohnson80

    ashjohnson80 <font color=red>Everything is sexier in a kilt...<

    Jan 16, 2004
    they run wide. i normally wear an 8 or 8.5 b/c my foot is on the wide side and I have a high arch, but I can wear a 7 in the croc flip flops easily.
  8. RadioNate

    RadioNate DIS Veteran

    Apr 20, 2002
    I wear a 8.5. The Medium Beach were too short so I got a 9 Cayman. I probablly could have gone to a 10 because of the problem shortbun described. I really streched the strap and they are ok but not ideal. The 10's just seemed so huge.

    If you have a Nordstrom or Dillards they sell them in store.
  9. arminnie

    arminnie <font color=blue>Tossed the butter kept the gin<br

    Aug 22, 2003
    I find that the Niles run shorter than the Cayman. The Athens is bigger.

    I'm usually a 7.5 in a sandal or 8 with closed toe. The 8 in the Cayman was perfect. The 7 in the Athens was plenty big. The 8 was huge. The 8 in the Niles was almost too small - I had to stretch it a bit.

    The small in the Beach was too short, but the medium was just too big on my foot (narrow). Just didn't work for me at all. The Cayman runs more narrow than the Beach.

    So the answer is - they are very erratic between styles but seem to be standard once you get your size set in a particular style.
  10. Aimeedyan

    Aimeedyan <font color=blue>Why get all excited about somethi

    Feb 22, 2004
    Their weird sizing is why I went and tried them on in the store. Plus I couldn't find them that much cheaper anywhere online.

    I wear a 7.5 and a small (6/7) fit me the best. This was for the beach, I haven't been able to find the cayman in adult sizes in a store. I have very narrow feet. I bought mine at Dillards this weekend.
  11. kathyg

    kathyg DIS Veteran

    May 14, 2000
    Thanks for the replies. I normally wear a 7....Should I get a 7 in the Cayman and Athens or should I go with a small in the beach? Thanks.
  12. Pop Daddy

    Pop Daddy <font color=red>Hey Sexy<br><font color=green>it w

    May 20, 2003
    one size fits all, have always been small on me for everything
  13. LiteBrite

    LiteBrite <font color=teal>I'm a 3-5 wearings girl in the wi

    Jun 24, 2005
    The thing to remember here, is that Crocs are not supposed to fit like other shoes do.

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    Crocs™ should not fit like other shoes:

    They should fit very loosely.

    The sides of your foot should not really touch the sides of the shoe.

    Your toes should never make contact with the front of the shoe.

    Once you have centered your foot on the foot-bed:

    You should have about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch of space in front of your toes, behind your heel and when you lift the strap you should be able to comfortably get your finger between the strap and heel.

    In other words the fit should be “loose”.

    I know that this goes against everything that you have ever been used to in a shoe, but these are the parameters that the shoe was designed to be worn under.

    No Pressure points Ever!

    To insure that the strap is not pulling your foot into the front of the shoe, rotate the strap forward and determine if your foot rests comfortably in the foot bed and there is room all around your foot. If so, you have the proper size but the strap is too short. To alleviate this issue, work your fingers around the strap and stretch it as you go around being careful not to put excessive pressure on the rivet hole. Stretch the strap until it is just short of the back edge of the shoe. The resin material has memory and will stay at the proper length after one or two of these types of adjustments.

    That last bit about adjusting the strap is where the dryer trick comes in handy. I tried and tried but couldn't get the strap to stay streched out like I needed it to be, until I tumbled them in the dryer on low heat for a few minutes, then wore them around the house for a few minutes while they were still warm. The stap adjusted itself perfectly, and it's stayed that way since. (I've done this with all 3 pairs I own.)

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