Move Over, Dad Sneakers: These New Summer Kicks Combine Trends We NEVER Thought Would Be Cool
Athleisure has been a style staple for the better part of the last decade, proving that you don’t have to be uncomfortable to look fabulous. But the trend has suddenly taken some unexpected twists, with two brands debuting summer footwear that is somehow both peak-dad and peak-’90s all in one. Yep, Crocs with built-in socks and fanny pack slides are here, proving that ugly sneakers were just the beginning in high-fashion irony.
Belt bags have been trending for years as the practical solution to hands-free storage (influencers including Kylie andKendall Jenner are known to rock designer fanny packs). But Nike is taking the trend to the next level, releasing a line of fanny pack slides that eliminate the need to carry a purse while you’re hanging poolside or spending a day at the beach, and we’re honestly all in.
According to Hypebeast, the iconic athletic brand is dropping a new collection of Benassi JDI Slides aptly titled Fanny Pack and feature a fully functional zippered pack. In bright colors including black and pink, green and blue, and classic black, the slides are slated to hit select Nike retailers soon, with a price tag still unknown.
Though we can safely say we never thought socks with sandals would be cool, luxury streetwear brand Alife has designed a line of Crocs with built-in socks… yes, you read that right.
The brand has been given a major upgrade in recent years (remember those $850 Balenciaga Crocs that sold out almost instantly!?), and designer Crocs aren’t anything new. But it seems summer ’18 is the season for Crocs with socks, and while they aren’t as pricey as Balenciagas, they’ll still set you back a cool $140 when they’re released on June 14, according to Elle.
So whether you’re ready to rock the hell out of Crocs with socks or prefer to let your toes breathe and carry your warm weather essentials in your slides, there’s something for everyone this summer. All you need is a scrunchie and you’re good to go.
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