Balenciaga has unveiled its latest collaboration with Crocs, in the form of a narrow heel, placed precariously on the sole of its trademark rubber clog.
The stiletto croc was unveiled at the fashion house’s Spring 2022 “Balenciaga Clones” collection showing and immediately drew the ire of pandemic-worn social media.
“God has abandoned us,” wrote @sch_mittens of the heels.
Don't get me wrong I love Stilettos as much as any other woman but the pain that comes along with wearing them are sometimes unbearable. Honestly I just don't know about these crocs turned stiletto's though, they seem comfy but fashionable? Can they really go great with my cocktail dresses and work suits?
The price of these stiletto's are still unknown, but previous attempts to elevate Crocs have crossed into the luxury sphere: Balenciaga’s $850 platform clogs reportedly sold out before even being available in stores, Complex reported.
The style apparently comes in green and black, and joins a knee-high rubber boot in the collection as well.
Adding to the buzz: A-list celebrities have flocked to the brand for their own collaborations, including Justin Bieber, Post Malone and Bad Bunny.
A lot of people are wondering if Ashton Kutcher is about to jump out of nowhere yelling, "You've been Punk'd" thinking that maybe Balenciaga was trolling an already fatigued 2021 with the style. The spring show did bill itself as a “deep fake runway” and a “commentary on the uniformity of trends and their diminishment of individuality,”Hypebeast reported. This is definitely no joke as evidenced by the brand’s loyalty to Crocs dating back to its first collaboration in 2017.
“We were inspired by Crocs and we worked with them on a Balenciaga reinterpretation,” creative director Demna Gvasalia told French Vogue, calling Crocs the “world’s comfiest shoes.”
“Balenciaga x Crocs isn’t impossible, the question of taste is a very subjective value.”
Would you wear these?
SOURCE: New York Post