MD Podiatrist Has Love/Hate Relationship with Crocs

Crocs have become a staple in the footwear world. The rubbery clog, which hit the market in 2002, comes in virtually every color and style imaginable. From their classic clog to their newer wedges, sneakers, and fabric-lined options, the brand is here to stay. Beloved for their comfort, versatility, and even float-ability, they might be a go-to for many, but podiatrists are not the biggest fans. 

“As a podiatrist, I think it’s easy to have a love/hate relationship with Crocs,” said Dan Michaels, DPM. “I think they offer appropriate cushion, comfort, and great arch support for certain foot types, but at the same time, they lack adequate heel stability which could lead to a slew of foot problems. “I would never recommend Crocs for all day or everyday wear,” said Dr. Michaels. “Additionally, Crocs should never be worn for athletic activities like hiking or exercising since they do not offer the same type of support as an athletic shoe.”