If you were in high school circa 2005, you’ll most likely be aware that nothing – and I mean nothing – was less cool than wearing Crocs.
Trust me, I know. Imagine a 13-year-old me, innocently telling my mates about these brand new shoes my mum had bought me, only to be met with squeals of laughter when they realised which ‘shoes’ I was talking about.
Needless to say, my Crocs never got worn. RIP. Not to worry though, because it seems they might be making a comeback thanks to Ariana Grande and her dedication to the Crocs cause.
That’s right, Ariana Grande – Grammy Award-winning, all-round inspiring goddess – has posted a picture of herself wearing Crocs and socks, and people are all here for it.
Just to make it clear: it’s not as though Ariana, 26, was papped wearing Crocs as she made her way to the corner shop – trackies on and hair shoved on top of her head – giving the impression she’d just grabbed the first things she saw and put them on her feet.
No, the iconic singer posed for a picture – hair and makeup done to perfection – and then posted it to her own personal social media account for all of her 164 million followers to see. Which must mean she actually likes the shoes. Bizarre.
Take a look below if you don’t believe me:
Two things: 1. How is it fair that she can wear Crocs and socks – potentially the most despised combination in fashion – and somehow manage to pull it off? And 2. Has she started a new trend?
If the comments on her Instagram post are anything to go by, she might just have, as pretty much every single person in her comments section mentioned the Crocs. Not only that, but instead of slating her for wearing the abomination that is the Croc, they actually praised her.
While one person said they were ‘100 per cent here for it,’ another said: ‘watch every girl start buying crocs now’. Which is fair – you only have to look at Regina George in Mean Girls to know these trends can catch on pretty quickly.
Ariana was apparently loving the lewk so much that she posted yet another picture just a couple of hours later:
The cruellest thing about this is she’s now made Crocs seem like a fashion necessity that absolutely everybody can pull off, when in reality if I went out wearing them I’d get the piss taken out of me relentlessly. Well, Post Malone’s had a go.
Ah well, maybe I’ll give it a go.
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A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).