As the year drew to a close, 2019 gave one final gift to all the Crocs lovers out there. The American shoe brand teamed up with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. He used his signature style and color scheme to create his own eye-catching take on the Crocs Classic Clog. The models are complemented with matching decorations known as Jibbitz charms, which come in the shape of Murakami’s renowned pop art figures. The collaboration was released as a limited edition and was available to shop exclusively at ComplexCon Long Beach (but now fully sold out).
Crocs is a relatively young company known for their ubiquitous foam clogs made of the polymer ‘Croslite’. Founded in 2002 by three friends from Colorado (Scott Seamans, Lyndon “Duke” Hanson and George Boedecker Jr.) their intention was to create the most comfortable footwear for yachting and sailing that would not slip on a wet floor. The word ‘crocs’ is derived from ‘crocodile,’ as the clogs bear resemblance to the reptile’s head. The company rapidly developed, with its products becoming popular among yachtsmen and landlubbers alike.
According to the brand itself, its founders have never considered crocs as elegant or fashionable footwear. This, however, has not stopped Crocs from keeping up to date by collaborating with other brands and artists to produce ever original models of the famous shoe.
随着这一年接近尾声，2019年给了所有卡洛驰爱好者最后一份礼物。这家美国鞋品牌与日本艺术家村上隆(Takashi Murakami)合作。他使用自己的签名风格和配色方案，创造了自己的引人注目的Crocs经典厚底木屐。模特们被称为“Jibbitz”的饰品所补充，这些饰品的形状是村上著名的波普艺术人物。该合作以限量版的形式发布，只在ComplexCon Long Beach商店有售(但现已售罄)。