Balenciaga’s Platform Crocs Will Have You Asking, “But, Why?”
Crocs are the shoes people love to hate, but at the same time, can’t quit, especially when it comes to the runway. Christopher Kane and his rock Crocs made a splash at London Fashion Week last year — and now, Balenciaga is taking a crack at revamping the footwear for the fashion set.
The Spanish design house collaborated with Crocs on a 10-centimeter (four-inch) platform version called the Foam.
True to its name, the footwear is constructed of bright foam and bedazzled with custom plastic pins sort of like the ones of kids’ Crocs. Seems like Balenciaga’s creative director, Demna Gvasalia, wanted to bring that colorful kitschiness to adults as well, but one pressing question remains: Why?
The Twitterverse chimed in with its thoughts.
People are converting to wearing crocs like they aren’t THE UGLIEST SHOES you’ve ever seen in ur life WHY
— Tor (@torrleighh) October 2, 2017
When you thought 2017 couldn't get any worse…
— Jack Babbo 🍋 (@JackBabs96) October 2, 2017
While everyone was busy worrying about climate change and being nuked, someone made platform crocs. This imminent threat needs to be stopped pic.twitter.com/DJpYxRJkvs
— Veronica 💁🏻 (@VeronicaRuckh) October 2, 2017
Ladies and gents, our worst fears have come true: Today, on October 1st, 2017, Balenciaga decided to send PLATEAU CROCS down the runway pic.twitter.com/02wgptaXCr
— Upper East Xanax (@uppereastxanax) October 1, 2017
Stop it. #Balenciaga
— David Stehle (@davidstehle) October 2, 2017
The Foam will be available globally come spring. There’s no word yet on how much the new platform Crocs will cost or what colorways will be available, but considering Balenciaga’s track record with “ugly shoes,” they’ll probably set you back a pretty penny.
What do you think of the new Crocs style? Tell us @BritandCo!
(Photos via Catwalking/Getty Images, Balenciaga)