@ Balenciaga… what are you doing? The high-fashion brand has created a Croc-inspired stiletto heel (yes, those Crocs), and have been posting about it on their Instagram since late June. This is their second stab at a revamp of the functional shoe we all love to hate on, after their $850 platform Crocs debuted on the runway last year. Those shoes caused quite a bit of controversy because people couldn’t decide if they were actually cute or not, or if they were worth the money.
I’m sure the same debate will happen with these stilettos, and I hate to say it, but… they don’t look that ugly. (I’m not sure who this model plans on calling, though.)
The pink color is pretty adorable, and even if they are still a rubbery texture, the cute (and expensive-looking) little giblets add some fun to the shoe. I don’t hate them, I just don’t understand them.
Considering the original point of Crocs was to be a functional shoe that you could wear when you were gardening or at sleepaway camp or when you were, like, five, the stilettos as a concept just don’t make sense. I’m going to take a wild guess that the price tag on these will have a number big enough to make my eyes pop out of my head, so I doubt I’ll catch anyone wearing these while working in a garden. Not to mention, the main appeal of Crocs, which sometimes even outweighs their horrendous appearance, is the comfort. I dare you to find me anyone who’s actually comfortable in high heels.
I have no idea who came up with this, but I have many, many questions for them. What market is this meant to target? Are they just doing this for the shock factor? How many pairs of these do they actually expect to sell? Regardless, I bet we’ll be seeing many more models wearing these soon.