Balenciaga and Crocs team up to make uncomfortable shoes
The crocodiles have a moment. They were good sellers during pandemic shutdowns, which makes sense. They released a KFC branded pair that looks – and smells! – like fried chicken, which really doesn’t make much sense. They arrived on the famous feet of Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber. These are foam shoes described as comfortable. And now there’s a pair that probably isn’t even that. Because the fashion house (and well-known trolls) Balenciaga went to stick a stiletto heel on them, reports NPR. A common reaction among the shoe-buying public was “why?” Another was “WE DON’T WANT THIS,” according to at least one Tweeter.
And it’s true – light, flexible shoes, best used for walking around your apartment or for gardening or maybe for a quick coffee run don’t make sense like $ 1,000 high fashion shoes. Unless you are trying to stir up controversy to attract attention to your brand or to sell your clothing line as subversive. Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia “has a habit of playing with proportions and construction techniques, and reinterpreting common mass-market items, sometimes producing viral products that capture the attention of the Internet with their strangeness or their sheer daring, âwrites Marc Bain at Quartz. The latest Balenciaga-Croc collaboration, a platform shoe selling for $ 850 a pair, ended in a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit on campy fashion.
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