Balenciaga has done the unthinkable - put heels on the world's most comfortable shoes. While Crocs may not score high on the glam factor, these foam clogs have amassed a massive and faithful fan following for the comfort they offer. Now, Paris-based luxury company Balenciaga has revealed a high-heel version of Crocs's famous clogs - but the Internet is far from impressed.
The shoes debuted as part of Balenciaga's spring 2022 collection, although, as per CNN, they are still not available to buy. The news outlet reported that the Crocs stilettos could sell for as much as $1,000 - or approximately Rs 73,000 for a pair.
On Twitter, reactions to the Balenciaga Crocs ranged from surprised to amused to downright disbelieving.
I love crocs but a Balenciaga x Crocs collab is what we DON'T need ???? pic.twitter.com/cpUJRyUGCu— Back2Back Fantasy Football Champ???? (@Hovston) June 7, 2021
Balenciaga Crocs are here because hey why not? pic.twitter.com/6b9ggsMv1j— Kim Bhasin (@KimBhasin) June 8, 2021
Balenciaga & Crocs made a high heel crocs sandal ???? pic.twitter.com/v2xUlfqvpa— Mexican Rug Dealer (@DealinRugs) June 9, 2021
Some wondered how the unusual shoes could possibly be styled.
How would you even style this??? I want actual answers because... https://t.co/iH3RYP2V7y— Donatello (@dxnxtxllo) June 6, 2021
"It's a huge NO from me," another declared.
Of course, the memes started rolling in in no time at all
Are you wearing the—— Zack Knoll (@zackknoll_) June 8, 2021
The Balenciaga stiletto crocs? Yeah, I am. pic.twitter.com/mhxxncjnrJ
Cinderella meets Balenciaga Crocs pic.twitter.com/CE4CZvkeRf— ideservecouture (@ideservecouture) June 9, 2021
The high-heeled clogs mark Balenciaga's second collaboration with Crocs. In 2017, Balenciaga's creative director Demna Gvasalia had also introduced platform Crocs.
"It's a very innovative shoe," Mr Gvasalia told Vogue about the first collaboration. "It's light, it's a one-piece foam mold and to me, these kinds of techniques and working with these kinds of materials is very Balenciaga."
This is not the first time Balenciaga has grabbed eyeballs by reinventing popular mass-market products. In 2017, they released a $3,500 bag that reminded many of those humble plastic bags we all store our thick winter blankets in.Click for more trending news