The Jakarta Post
A new collaboration between Crocs and Pizzaslime has turned the infamous rubber clog into a bag, giving new meaning to wearing a shoe that fits. (Instagram/Pizzaslime/File)
American footwear company Crocs has experienced a love-hate relationship in the limelight over the 17 years since its establishment. The clog-shaped rubber shoes gained fans around the world, while others called them "ugly".
The Crocs have now found new life, as "Pizzaslime has joined forces with the polarizing brand to transform its clog into a crossbody bag," reports The Independent. The new iteration comes in "two colors – yellow and black – each bag [...] made from the rubber shoe, taking the area where a person's foot would usually live and replacing it with a pouch and zipper."
PizzaSlime announced the new collaboration on Instagram:
🚨👀🚨 The official Pizzaslime x @Crocs collab REVEALED! So… we went waaaaay outside of the box for this one and turned a Croc into a functional and quality made cross body bag 🙃 Some Facts: Each bag is hand made in LA. Only 50 are being released. The strap is custom made with Pizzaslime woven into it. The detachable Jibbitz (the charms) are custom made for this bag specifically. It’s vailable in yellow and black 😬 WE'RE BEYOND STOKED TO DROP THIS! Over the past few months we've put a lot of time, sweat, and tears into developing this product that has never been made before. It was a looooot harder than it looks. Don’t 😴 on this one! DROPS THURS AT 11AM PST!
The new Crocs-PizzaSlime bag each costs US$300 and is a limited release of 25 pieces.
According to The Independent, Crocs were "originally developed as a boating shoe", but the casual footwear left an impact when it appeared in a 2016 fashion show.
In 2017, it made it to the runway again under luxury brand Balenciaga as a 10 cm platform, which reportedly sold out during pre-sales. (geo/wng)