If you thought Cros were just those ugly rubber shoes worn by nurses and the elderly, you’re completely wrong. The latest fashion trend takes the maligned footwear and reinvents them as handbags. They actually don’t look horrendous and could come in handy.
From fanny packs to high heel shoes, Crocs have gone from lurking at the back of your wardrobe to stepping out on the runway. That’s right, even Demna Gvasalia brought Crocs out in a platform version for the runway of Balenciaga’s SS18 show.
If you want to carry your valuables around and turn a few heads at the same time, the Crocs handbag could be for you.
Amazon store Optari is behind the out-there creation that is sure to divide popular opinion. Still, it’s easy to see the appeal of a waterproof bag that’s made of rubber and comfortable to wear.
Ranging from $19.99 to $29.99, the description reads, “Soft and sturdy EVA material keeps your tote standing up when you set it down at the beach or pool.”
Suggested uses include shopping bag, garden bag, lunch bag, bath bag — basically, you name it, you can use it.
Only recently Nike unveiled a new range of shoes that look like they’ve been suspiciously modelled on Crocs.
According to the official description, the Airfoce 1 VTF ” has all the elements of the classic look in a slingback design. An elastic strap is easy to take on and off. Glittery and metallic details help you stand out from the crowd.”
The shoe will set customers back $90 (£74) and is perfect for anyone who gets unusually warm heels in regular Airforce 1s.
Sadly the style is only available in kid’s sizes at the minute, we’re sure if the demand is there though, that Nike will roll out a run of adult sizes too.
Only last year, we covered how the ‘Crocs Cyprus V Heel’ ‘raised’ the bar when it comes to the shoes. They offer up a sensible 2-inch platform and retail on Amazon at a less-sensible $223.57 in either grey or black.
That being said, clearly there is a target market for the product as the grey edition sold-out in record time.
Despite being dubbed the ‘ugliest shoe ever’ by large chunks of the fashion industry, it hasn’t stopped a number of high-profile brands creating extravagant adaptations of the footwear.
London-based designer Christopher Kane also debuted a Croc bedazzled in precious gems at New York fashion week in 2016.
It looks like the Croc craze shows no signs of slowing down. You have been warned!
[Featured Image: Amazon/Crocs Instagram]