Balenciaga probably said “Let’s elevate Crocs.”
The new silhouettes — named Crocs Boots and Crocs Madame (get it?) — are even more bizarre than the last drop of platform shoes, but yet still manage to perfectly encapsulate both brands’ identities. Their outlandish aesthetics were brought to life with a campaign by mixed media artists Anna Uddenberg and Kristina Nagel, who used contorted body parts, repurposed fashion items and more Crocs to create a world described as “combining the alien with the familiar”.
Both custom sculptures were staged and photographed by Nagel on the streets of Berlin, but if you were hoping to see them in person, you’ll have to make your way to the Balenciaga boutiques on London’s Sloane Street and New York’s Madison Square.
If you’re in the market for just the very cool shoes, however, both the Crocs Boots and Crocs Madame have dropped in Balenciaga boutiques and online, and will retail for HK$5,800 and HK$5,200 respectively.
The former is a chunky number that’s made from Crocs’ signature rubber material, and will feature a 20mm arch and a debossed Balenciaga logo at the front. The latter are mules that literally take Crocs to new heights, and sport a 80mm arch, a debossed Balenciaga logo on the strap and the shoe size embossed at the back.
Scroll down for a closer look at the Balenciaga Crocs 2.0 collection, and shop the shoes online here
Shop the Balenciaga x Crocs drop here.