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Balenciaga Teams Up With Crocs To Create Stiletto Clogs

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Balenciaga Teams Up With Crocs To Create Stiletto Clogs

Just when you thought Crocs couldn't get more outrageous, the absolute unthinkable has happened.

The iconic clog company has teamed up with Balenciaga to create a high heel and people are absolutely floored.

This isn't the first time the two have collaborated on a project but no doubt this will be the most memorable.

The two have taken the classic Crocs clog and elevated the heel with a sturdy looking point that will give you a bit of a height boost without making your feet sore.

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You will be the talk of the town when you step out of the cab and into the club to party on these bad boys all night.

Credit: Balenciaga
Credit: Balenciaga

It's unclear how much they'll be flogged for but considering the previous Balenciaga x Crocs platform clogs cost US$850 (£600), it's safe to say these shoes will set you back a fair bit.

Those costly shoes were such a hit when they debuted a few years ago that they sold out before they were even able to go on the shop floor.

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For those wondering why Balenciaga, a luxury, high-end Spanish brand, would team up with Crocs, a loved-to-be-hated clog company, it's because the former has a great deal of respect for the latter.

Balenciaga's creative director Demna Gvasalia told French Vogue back in 2017 ahead of their first collaboration: "We were inspired by Crocs and we worked with them on a Balenciaga reinterpretation.

"Balenciaga x Crocs isn't impossible, the question of taste is a very subjective value. We'll see if this works in six months' time in the stores."

He also praised Crocs for producing the 'world's comfiest shoes'.

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These latest high heeled shoes debuted at Balenciaga's Spring 2022 collection over the weekend and they come green and black.

There will also be a knee-high boot in the collection that comes in multiple colours and will be one hell of a pricey gumboot.

Credit: Balenciaga
Credit: Balenciaga

While many people thought Crocs would eventually die a slow death, they're actually making a comeback in 2021.

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Compared to the same quarter last year, sales for Crocs skyrocketed 64 per cent to $460 million in the first three months of 2021. According to the BBC, pre-tax profit also grew to $122.5 million between January and March from a previous $18.7 million.

Crocs' chief executive, Andrew Rees, is hoping sales for the full year to be as much as 50 per cent higher than last year. The company predicted back in February that the total sales would be around 25 percent, so these new quarterly figures show the shoe is making a huge comeback.

"The pandemic has allowed us to reach new customers, but I think consumers are also focused on what we can offer them in the future," Mr Rees told CNBC.

"Sandals is a large product category and the accessible market for us around sandals is about $30 billion globally."

Featured Image Credit: Balenciaga

Topics: Crocs, News, Shoes, Fashion

Stewart Perrie
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