Gather your dads, there’s a new more practical take on the most practical piece of footwear fashion known to mankind.
Needless to say, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
Crocs have just released their newest collab – with the streetwear brand Beams, in case you missed it – and they’re all kinds of peak practical dad fashion.
It feels like only a matter of months since we heard news of the Goth Crocs – the finest looking things with which to adorn your feet in comfy history.
For those with a penchant for Steve Madden-style spikes, here they are in all their glory:
But now it seems winter is over, the fully black wardrobe will have to be retired, and ‘fun’ Spring/Summer fashion hot takes are here for good.
And after the success of the bedazzled Crocs – which weren’t an official Croc take, it’s safe to say – the designers at Croc HQ have decided to weigh in with their own stylised summer offering.
With the help of Beams, here’s what they came up with:
The style – which comes in all the colours of the best nineties track jackets favoured by edgelords and scene kids back in the post hardcore heyday – also features an actual, literally tiny fanny pack…
Bumbag, to us Brits.
The bags, attached to the ankle strap of the classic Croc style, are about big enough to hold your keys and just too small to contain a sense of style within the zipped compartment.
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The shoe also features little sparkly gem charms which are plugged into the holes for added feet bedazzling as your toes remain comfy and fresh in the summer heat.
The dad-core collection went live two days ago on Friday April 19, just in time for the bank holiday weekend.
The collaboration with the Japanese streetwear cult brand, which began with one shop in the Harajuku district of Tokyo in 1976, also boasts a moccasin style Crocs and Crocs with a visor, as well as a gem-encrusted platform pair.
So normcore. Such fashion. Take my money, Crocs, before I change my mind.
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A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.