Balenciaga stiletto Crocs now exist – and shoppers ‘can’t tell if it’s a joke’
Balenciaga has teamed up with Crocs to create stiletto crocs – and the strange fashion creation has left social media users horrified.
The new design has combined a classic Crocs clog with an elevated heel and comes in a variety of colours.
Whilst it’s currently unclear how much the shoes, which will be released in 2022, will cost, a previous Balenciaga and Crocs collaborations set shoppers back £600, so it’s believed they will retail at around £650.
The “Balenciaga Crocs 2.0” were announced on June 6 and were met with mixed reactions – with many people online baffled by the unusual look.
One person said: “I mean… wtf Balenciaga and crocs are thinking they are doing with this.”
“I love crocs but a Balenciaga x Crocs collab is what we DON’T need,” added someone else.
Whilst a third commented: “What the f is wrong with people at Balenciaga? Can’t decide whether it’s a joke or just making fun of people who buy these.”
“Please don’t. This is painful,” added someone else.
Several others simply tweeted “no”, while others shared gifs to show their distress at the footwear.
However, some users loved the interesting design and are already wondering how to get their hands on a pair.
“I need those croc heels ASAP,” one person said.
“Anyone with information on how to get the Balenciaga crocs will be rewarded handsomely,” another person wrote.
This is not the first time Balenciaga and Crocs have collaborated.
In 2017, Demna Gvasalia and Christopher Kane even called the brand’s iconic footwear the “world’s comfiest shoes”.
“We were inspired by Crocs and we worked with them on a Balenciaga reinterpretation,” Demna told French Vogue in 2017.
“Balenciaga x Crocs isn’t impossible, the question of taste is a very subjective value.
“We’ll see if this works in six months’ time in the stores.”