Questions were bountiful as Balenciaga debuted a 10-centimeter platform Croc at Paris Fashion Week. Should we be feeling outrage? Are we just “not getting” fashion? Is there even anything “to get”? Is Balenciaga trolling us all? When it comes to footwear, is low-brow the new high-brow? And most importantly, are these jawns waterproof?
The Spring 2018 collection features the iconic “Foam” Croc, but as a platform, and in pink, green, beige, and yellow. The shoe has divided the Internet. Footwear hasn’t polarized the world this hard since the appearance of those weird toe-sock-running things, and understandably so. I, for one, am mystified by my own feelings surrounding this abomination/gift to the world. So was Twitter.
— Sarah Mendelsohn (@ahitofsarah) October 1, 2017
Ladies and gents, our worst fears have come true: Today, on October 1st, 2017, Balenciaga decided to send PLATEAU CROCS down the runway pic.twitter.com/02wgptaXCr
— Upper East Xanax (@uppereastxanax) October 1, 2017
i feel offended
— cozy spice (@sydegee) October 1, 2017
What's uglier than a croc? A platform croc, at Balenciaga pic.twitter.com/0c9vuRVzG9
— Alexander Fury (@AlexanderFury) October 1, 2017
— Rachel Ray (@Rachel__Ray) October 2, 2017
Others were sort of into it.
I need balenciaga crocs
— alexx Jazmin (@_notorious_A) October 2, 2017
no one yell at me but, i kinda think the balenciaga platform crocs are cute
— jessica ? (@tinkjobej) October 2, 2017
Some were simply honored to witness this gardening-meets-Lisa-Frank-vibes-meets-90s-platform creation.
balenciaga out here making platform crocs bih im here and alive for this pic.twitter.com/UIlFwJIVOU
— spicy cabrona? (@evvilegg) October 1, 2017
balenciaga platform crocs is a new level of irony couture
— analgesic cream (@halalmojito) October 2, 2017