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Nike Has Made New New Trainer-Style Sandals That Look Like Crocs

Amelia Ward

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Nike Has Made New New Trainer-Style Sandals That Look Like Crocs

When you're caught between wanting your kids to have a nice breathable shoe for the summer, but also wanna keep their roadman rep - Nike has come up with the answer.

To the untrained eye, it could look like a pair of leather Crocs - but you would be so wrong in thinking that.

The new Air Force 1 VTF are on sale now. According to the official description, they'll help your kids stand out from the crowd.

Credit: Nike
Credit: Nike

It reads: "The Nike Air Force 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."

They're selling for $90 (£74) and are currently only in kids' sizes up to age seven.

Kind of somewhere between mule and sandal, they extend the Swoosh around the heel to create a strap that is reminiscent of a Croc.

Credit: Nike
Credit: Nike

Not that there's anything wrong with Crocs of course. In fact, the brand has branched out a bit this year, trying to capture the more alternative market that they might think they've bypassed in the past.

Just when you thought Crocs couldn't get more, er, badass, the iconic shoes have gone and had an unexpected gothic makeover, courtesy of a brand new collaboration with Barney's New York.

The special edition Barneys New York XO Crocs series are being sold at the Barneys New York flagship store, and you can also find them online if you're not into all that IRL shopping lark.

Michelle Poole, Crocs' Senior Vice President and Chief Product and Merchandising Officer, told Footwear News: "Barneys and Crocs are both icons, but in very different ways, and that's what makes this collaboration so exciting and unexpected.

"It's the perfect combination of style and comfort that offers consumers a truly unique form of self-expression."

Some of the hashtags used included 'edgy' and 'punk'.

Garbage Boy's modified Crocs. Credit: Garbage Boy/Heavy Cream
Garbage Boy's modified Crocs. Credit: Garbage Boy/Heavy Cream

Several Instagrammers were immediately sold, with one commenting: "Okay this may have to be the first pair of Crocs I own."

It looks like others, however, might need a little more persuading.

"Eew. Make it stop," one said.

"Why would you do this?" another asked.

A third said: "No, just no. IDK who makes them."

Featured Image Credit: Nike

Topics: UK News, Crocs, Nike

Amelia Ward
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