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Goth Crocs With Spikes And Chains Are 2019’s Must Have Accessory

by : Charlie Cocksedge on : 01 Apr 2019 08:14
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Is the only way to make Crocs cool by making them super dangerous as well?

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It seems that’s what one seller thinks at least, who has modified a chic black pair of the rubber footwear to make it totally cool, totally goth and totally impractical.

Crocs are the Schrodinger’s Cat of the shoe world – they’re both soft and squishy but hard and stiff, hot (that rubber must make your feet sweat) but cool (plenty of ventilation holes), they’re comfortable for the wearer but uncomfortable for anyone who looks at them, water proof but not (again, holes).

The fancy footwear is being sold on Etsy by HeavyCreamStore, who are flogging the hand-modified Crocs for around £190, plus £28.30 for shipping (if you’re in the UK).

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The description reads:

(HEAVY CREAM IS IN NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH CROCS™ WE BUY THEM RETAIL AND HAND MODIFY THEM)

Punk spike crocs to make your feet into the final form rare Pokémon they were meant to be. (PATENT PENDING)

Made by @garbage_b0y (instagram) and sold by HEAVY CREAM.

The spikes are nickel plated and the chain is high sheen stainless steel.

That’s some high-quality spikes.

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The Crocs are modifiable further too, as additional chains be added to attach them to your goth trousers (though I’m not sure many goths go for the bare ankle look, but I’m a bit out of touch with the sartorial direction of those who identify as goth).

goth crocs with chainsgoth crocs with chainsHeavyCreamStore/Etsy

Naturally, Twitter had a field day with the customised Crocs.

One person wrote:

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Don’t care about backlash right now but… I’d totally wear the fuck out of those “goth” crocs.

A new favourite:

Rightfully so, someone questioned the safety of such a fashion choice – those spikes do looks very… spiky.

The originator of the goth crocs, garbage_b0y, did reply though, helpfully saying they ‘hadn’t gored anyone yet’, which is good. I’d give it time though.

If you’re feeling the pitch black and point goth crocs, have you checked out Post Malone’s custom ones? Or perhaps you’d favour some flame-covered Crocs, if you’re an aspiring Guy Fieri that is.

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Anyway, that’s all we’ve got time for today, I’ll be looking for you next time on Diners, Drive-Ins and Crocs.

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Charlie Cocksedge

Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist and sub-editor at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.

Topics: Fashion, crocs, goth, Post Malone, shoes

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Etsy
  1. Etsy

    Goth Crocs