Looks like Crocs makes high heels. But folks aren’t all that jazzed about it.
According to Footwear News, you can blame it all on Balenciaga.
The fashion house tried to give Crocs a chic makeover last spring by turning them into brightly colored platforms. They accessorized their elevated version of Crocs with pins (which, incidentally, sold out before they even officially hit shelves).
— Crocs Shoes (@Crocs) October 1, 2017
Despite the fact that Crocs are pretty well-hated by fashionistas in the know, there appears to be a bit of hubris on the part of the plastic footwear giant.
Which may be why, back in 2015 they, expanded their line from their most recognizable style, the comfort clog—it sold “more than 300 million pairs since 2002″—to high heels.
So why, if this all went down in 2015, is everyone just freaking out about it right now?
Maybe it was the somewhat recent Balenciaga release that got folks looking at and talking about the well-heeled Croc incarnations. But whatever the impetus was, the Croc Cyprus V Heel ended up making the rounds on the internet this month.
did you know crocs made heels and they actually sold out pic.twitter.com/M1IVavaucm
— ? dean ? (@cyandean) July 13, 2018
And managed to stir up controversy wherever it was seen.
The heel is available on Amazon.com in all black, all gray and gray with a purple footbed. Reviews for the Cyprus V Heel, by those who have chanced to wear them, are mostly favorable.
If u ever lived in a town with a high population of white women, you would know that crocs have had heels in their line for awhile……… they also have wedges & boots : https://t.co/vOsMGAGFQs
— phallicpalace (@YesSarahS) July 15, 2018
But Twitter was having none of that.
Just received my third picture of the high heel crocs and yes I love crocs but I will not be sporting those????♀️
— ｋａｅｌａａｒｉｏｎ (@Ready_OKAE_) July 14, 2018
Ya'll looking for girls rocking some yeezy's or bball shoes. I'm still looking for someone who'd wear a high heel crocs pic.twitter.com/wVEOhaJ9ER
— JONATAN (@LaYesOfLaYes) July 13, 2018
High heel crocs, I can't unsee this so neither can u! pic.twitter.com/TDqJGz1ubT
— ⚓LadyBowsafeen⚓ (@LadyBowsafeen) July 12, 2018
Just heard this world has produced/released “high heel crocs” I’m out. ???♂️
— Luke Friend (@LukeFriendMusic) July 13, 2018
Just Incase anyone wants to look ridiculous, they make high heel crocs now, you’re welcome.
— ?Ashley? (@ATwistedSis) July 12, 2018
That’s not to say it was nothing but hate online. There were a few fans.
once i get my crocs high heels it’s over for you bitches in clear fashion nova heels
— billy ray crYrus (@cyberguurl) July 15, 2018
“Are you wearing the — “
“The high heel Crocs? Yeah, I am.” https://t.co/iwSMwYPv1n
— Spencer Coile (@SpencerCoile) July 15, 2018
I’m gonna get a pair of those high heel crocs and stunt on you hoes
— GREY$ON (@_greystank) July 15, 2018
And there was even one new design idea suggested.
— Big Waldizzle? (@DaLittleBigBruh) July 12, 2018
The Cyprus V Heel is sold out on the brand’s website and is currently selling for over $200 on Amazon.com.
But if you still just gotta get your hands on some high-heel Crocs, there are options to the Cyprus V available on their website for those who dig it.
Anyone fancy a Lina wedge?