Love Ugly Shoes And Fried Chicken? Crocs And KFC Have Got Just The Thing.
by Rudy Sanchez on 02/13/2020 | 2 Minute Read
Crocs, the rubber slippers for those that prioritize comfort, have been mostly derided for their appearance, but at some point, they became an ironic fashion statement with plenty of fans, including the fried chicken slingers at KFC, who have announced a collaboration for a limited-edition, meaty-morsel-inspired shoe.
A platform version of the KFC Croc debuted this week at New York Fashion Week, worn by global avant-garde artist Me Love Me Alot (MLMA), who often showcases her eccentric and provocative art on Instagram, where she has over 1.2 million followers. A more subdued, classic soled shoe is set to go on sale soon and features the same realistic fried chicken pattern upper, with the sole sporting the iconic red and white stripe pattern found on the Colonel’s iconic takeout bucket.
Because subjecting humanity to a fast-food-inspired rubber abomination wasn't enough, Crocs and KFC also announced Jibbitz Croc charms shaped like drumsticks and, yes, they promise to smell like fried chicken.
“As Crocs continues to create new, unexpected brand collaborations, we're thrilled with this 'bucket list' partnership with Kentucky Fried Chicken that will bring fans an unbelievably fun and fashionable take on our classic clog," said Terence Reilly, Crocs SVP and CMO via a press release.
The KFC x Crocs will be available in unisex sizes this spring on Croc’s website.