"CROCS X SALEHE BEMBURY"
Unrivalled in shape and branching into lux territory, the famed household icon receives an innovative makeover in its latest collaboration with luxury footwear designer Salehe Bembury. Standalone in style and divided in opinion, Crocs continues to inspire with its water aptness, textured perforations and are always the comfortable footwear guise of choice.
Previewed three intrinsic colourways : ‘Stratus’, ‘Urchin’ and ‘Crocodile’ there is every reason to be clog ready this summer season.
Crafted from foam, the fit is moulded into an unorthodox fingerprint design – its daring exploration of form is one that is reminiscent of Salehe Bembury’s signature branding. Concaved perforations throughout continues the theme of authenticity as well as keeping things ultra-lightweight. Paired with an adjustable heel strap for added personalisation, while underfoot, the part translucent outsole unit signs off the design with supreme durability made with everyday terrain in mind.
A few weeks ago, Bembury revealed on Instagram that the Pollex would return in three colour schemes, and it seems an official launch has finally arrived.
Bembury teased his three editions of the Pollex in an earlier campaign, assisted by singer Miguel and model Sabrina Zada. Together, the trio showcased pairs of the Crocs alongside minimal yet funky backdrops, styling the slippers with geometric prints presumably also designed by Bembury. In the campaign imagery, the clogs are described as “a utilitarian exploration of form and function.”
Each Pollex features a swirl pattern made from three fingerprints merged together, giving it a more elegant look than your typical Croc. As its campaign notes, however, the Pollex is made for the outdoors. Removable nylon straps keep the shoe secure during exploration — allowing for both “Trail” use and strapless “Free” wear — as asymmetrical holes provide a more breathable fit. Bembury’s fingerprint pattern also adds more traction to the slipper as it swirls throughout the upper and outsole. Both Crocs and Salehe Bembury branding appear at the back of the clog, rounding out its design.