Fashion’s preoccupation with ugly shoes has been going on for years, but it now seems to be at its peak. Birkenstocks are back, Nike recently revealed fanny pack sandals, and “dad” sneakers are normcore, like, in a good way. Apparently, when it comes to fashionable footwear, comfort matters. And who does comfort better than Crocs? In an attempt to win over the fashion-forward customer, the aesthetically maligned shoe company recently released a high-heeled version of its iconic cushioned clog.
Unlike the brand’s classic wedge or the 4-inch platform version made in collaboration with Balenciaga last year, the new design features a 2-inch heel complete with arch support (which, btw, is highly recommended by podiatrists). Available in two colorways, black and gray, the “Cyprus V” also features the signature Croslite foam footbed and an “elegant” strap design with subtle elastic. And, should you so choose to do yardwork in heels, you’ll be delighted to know the shoe is waterproof.
While the internet seems confused why high-heeled crocs exist (“this is really a sign that the end of the world is coming,” wrote one Twitter user), believe it or not, the shoe is already sold out. Even more shocking, though, is that pairs are being resold on Amazon for nearly $225.
“Beautiful shoes very comfortable recommended,” reads one review.
Look, we don’t really get it either, but high heel Crocs seem here to stay.