After a collaboration with Crocs (no, that’s not a typo), designer Christopher Kane has gone where no fashion designer has gone before – and on the London Fashion Week runway, no less.
Wearers of Crocs, lovers of comfort, purveyors of practicality, lend me your feet, for all of your molded clog wearing dreams have officially come true. That’s right, my squishy soled friends (all two of you), classic Crocs have just made their first, and likely only, appearance on the runway during London Fashion Week, and you can bet your favorite pair that critics are up in arms.
If you follow fashion even just a little bit, then you can attest to some of the outrageous trends that have spawned from fits of bad judgment, but I don’t think the world was ready for the emergence of something so…pedestrian. Perhaps the inclusion of the hyper-sensible and notorious clog was exactly the kind of shock and awe this designer, known for his barely wearable, avant-garde ensembles, was looking for. And while I have a sneaking suspicion that this was a well-orchestrated publicity stunt, and not a declaration of style, we may never know for sure.
Whether designer Christopher Kane is one helluva risk taker, or teetering on the very brink of insanity is still up for debate, but in the realm of all things tasteful, it’s safe to assume that most critics are adamantly leaning towards the latter. Although we give him a C+ for effort since he did bedazzle them, albeit haphazardly, with some shiny rocks, I’m still perplexed as to how these ever found themselves paired with the likes of evening wear, much less clopping down the catwalk. Don’t even get me started on whether or not these stones were glued on, or actually fabricated to plug inside the shoe’s signature air vents, because either way, well, I just can’t even.
Rumor has it, according to Footwear News, that this was actually a Kane x Crocs type of collab, which means these LFW 2017 slip-ons will be coming to a store near you. Whether you just exclaimed “Yikes!” or “Yay!” matters not, because when a seemingly ridiculous trend comes about, there’s usually always a brave soul in the blog-o-sphere willing to take one for the team. So before your favorite fashion icons can beat you to the punch, I’ve got a few tips on how to style and wear your Crocs for 2017…if you dare.
With DIY Shoe Covers
This may seem counterproductive, but it will actually save you a lot of heartache (and pointing and laughing) for you to go ahead and make a couple of custom shoe covers and just hide those babies right off the bat. I know you paid at least $35 plus tax for your new Kane x Crocs shoes, but just trust me on this one. This nice lady has got you covered with a simple shoe cover DIY.
With Long Maxi Skirts
Fall may be approaching, but you can actually get tons more wear out of a maxi skirt than you might realize.Top that sucker with a felt hat and a cute jean jacket, and you’ll be well on your way. Just make sure that if you’re wearing it with your new Crocs that it’s really long. I mean really, really, really long.
With Your Grandparents
Perfect for an enthralling game of shuffleboard, 18 holes on the green, or just putting around the ol’ nursing home. That’s right, Crocs are the shoe to wear while chilling with your grandparents. But before you start showing off your bunion bling at Whispering Pines, be sure they live at least three states away from where you normally do, because running into one of your friends is not okay.
Well, there you have it my friends, the lowdown on the latest wild and crazy Kane x Crocs trend (it still feels weird to even type that) has been unveiled, and now it’s up to you to make your own observations, scrunched up faces, and gasps of disbelief. Next time a designer pulls a stunt like this, I hope it’s actually worthwhile. Show me a Croc made from recycled materials, and then we can talk.
Do you think fashion has lost its ever loving mind? Or will you dare to wear this latest Crocs craze? How do you think these are best worn? Let us know your thoughts on the EcoSalon Facebook page!
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Main Image of Stone Embellished Crocs via Footwear News
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