It's funny to think that the shoes that once made us uncomfortable with their style but comfortable on foot are still clogging around the streets to this day. From an outsider's perspective, Crocs jumped right into the competitive footwear industry. On account of being the world's ugliest shoe, Crocs slowly started to make their mark when they toyed with the idea of new colorways, designs, and Jibbitz making the shoes a bit less bizarre and a tad more flavorful.
Two decades later, Crocs has continued to prove that they are here for the long haul. Although they will always be known as the "what are those" shoes, it will place no bearing on the brand's bandwidth. To date, Crocs has extended its reach by working directly with big-name brands and artists to produce limited-edition clogs. Have you seen the recent announcement of the Jeff Staple X Crocs dropping on April 14th, 2022?
If truth be told, these not so stylish clogs have substantially impacted the fashion industry, especially once comfort was put at the forefront of fashion leaders' minds. Balenciaga, one of the world's prominent fashion brands, bought into Crocs back in 2018, making waves at Paris Fashion Week.
As a result of this odd match, people's eyes opened to the idea and value of Crocs. From there on out, what people knew the brand originally for—which was its inability to focus on style—completely shifted. Notable brands like Lucky Charms, Hidden Valley Ranch, and Space Jam, to name a few, started to work alongside Crocs to put their own unique twist on the shoe. Below are some of the coolest Croc collabs of all time from the years since the brand's inception.