The Most Polarising Shoe in History Can Actually Work in 2017

Full disclaimer: I'm a full supporter of the "ugly" shoe. I freely admit that I enjoy sliders, a chunky pair of Birkenstocks and even flatform sandals. And yes, I have even been known to wear a pair of glittery socks with them on really special occasions, much to the chagrin of my friends when I turn up to the pub in said footwear.

So you can imagine how happy I was when Christopher Kane sent his models down the runway back in September wearing bejewelled Crocs. They prompted a spectrum of emotional outbursts on social media: Some forward thinkers (see Pandora Sykes's Instagram post) were instantly on board with the designer's vision, while others wrote the idea off straight away. Either way, for £275, the polarising footwear could be mine.

Now, while I've never purchased a pair of the original shoes (arguably the ugliest of the "ugly"), I had no choice but to try out the far more decadent version for myself.

After my small trial, I'm sold. But to be honest, from the moment I saw them on the catwalk—they had to be mine. However, there is one vital piece of information that everyone should know and remember: They are incredibly comfortable. I mean, they are a true holiday for your feet. Slightly bouncy underfoot, tapping into fashion's obsession with shoes that are so over the top you don't even need other accessories… What's not to love?

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Opening Image: Pandora Sykes