Crocs are making a comeback in the fashion world

What’s your opinion on the controversial shoe?

Sabrina Barr@fabsab5
Monday 14 May 2018 16:47
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Crocs are a very divisive item of clothing, a fashion staple that people love and hate in equal measure.

Regardless of whether you think they’re the most innovative, comfortable shoes to ever grace the earth or whether you view them as a curse on humankind, their popularity is seemingly back on the rise.

A recent report conducted by eBay discovered that there were 25,000 searches for Crocs on the shopping site in April, with many Brits keen to nab a pair before summer well and truly kicks in.

In that same month, almost 15,000 Crocs were sold on the site, which equates to approximately 20 pairs an hour.

British eBay users were so keen to find their perfect pair of Crocs that at one point in April they were being searched for every minute, as stated by the Daily Mail.

While the popularity of Crocs may have appeared to dwindle since the early noughties, they’ve experienced a resurgence thanks in large to high-fashion designers.

Early this year luxury fashion house Balenciaga released its own version of the shoe that retailed at a hefty $850 (£625).

It had previously been revealed on the runway in October 2017 as part of the Balenciaga spring and summer collection.

The 10cm-platform “Foam” shoe quickly sold out upon its release, despite the cynical response that the shoe initially received.

Balenciaga isn’t the only big name that’s been mocked for its take on world-famous Crocs.

In April rapper and designer Kanye West shared a photo on Twitter of a blue shoe, which he described as “Yeezy slides”.

People were quick to ridicule the shoe for its clunky, Crocs-like appearance.

“It takes a lot to out-ugly Crocs but I think you have pulled it off!” one person wrote.

The first version of Crocs was unveiled in 2002. As of 2017, 300 million pairs of the shoes had been sold.

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