The squishy, foamy footwear that are Crocs have always been a polarizing player in the fashion world. With some people still reeling over the recent success of the $850 Balenciaga platform Crocs, the brand is back at it again. If you’re a Croc lover, this will probably come as welcome news — finally, something stylish to wear while gardening! — but if you’re not wild about the colourful, rubberized shoes with holes in them, then prepare your face for a palming.
This is the Cyprus, a two-inch heeled sandal made from the signature Crocs foam, right down to the three straps. And, believe it or not, they’re already sold out on the brand’s website.
The footwear comes in a handful of colours, including platinum (a silvery hue), espresso (a dark brown), white and black.
Not surprisingly, the internet is divided about the new Croc style. Some are thrilled about the new design:
The easiest way to my heart: The Cyprus V Heel Croc💕💕 pic.twitter.com/QqiVHhDASd
— Ben Marshall (@marshy_ben) August 26, 2015
Some want to get onboard, but are questioning the sizing options available:
Disgusted that @Crocs does not make the Cyprus V heel in size 15. I’ve been waiting for a croc heel for ages and now I can’t wear them??? Also, make a croc pump that looks just like the regular flat on top. It’s fashion, honey
— Miss Puss (@themisspuss) July 18, 2018
Others feel like they could throw up in their mouth just looking at them:
— Erica with a C (@EricawithaCblog) July 13, 2018
WE DID NOT ASK FOR CROCS WITH HEELS
— Anna Burleson (@AnnagatorB) July 18, 2018
And others still remind us that these are not the first heels Crocs has created, just the latest.
These are not new. I’ve been wearing croc high heels since 2008 or 9. I’ve had arthritis that kept me from wearing real shoes since 2003, so I’m gonna be sad if these are all sold out from now on. 🤣 #Crocs pic.twitter.com/lAOqNjGTES
— Amie Lamm-Griffin (@littlelammco) July 17, 2018
And this last tweet raises a great point: the Cyprus might not be the most aesthetically pleasing heel of all time, but if these things are anywhere near as comfy as the original cottage-approved Crocs, they’re the kind of sandal you can wear all day long without blisters or pain, and that’s pretty awesome.
They may be completely sold out on the Canadian Crocs website, but don’t stress your cute little toes, though, because some entrepreneurial folks have taken to eBay to hawk pairs of the summer’s most controversial footwear, and there are a handful available for purchase on Amazon, too. Get a pair, if you dare.