KFC and Crocs Just Dropped Fried Chicken-Themed Shoes
And they come with chicken-scented drumstick charms, too.
In 2019, fried chicken had a major pop culture moment thanks to Popeyes’ ultra-popular chicken sandwich; in 2020, that trend has spread to the fashion world. A few weeks ago, the company decided to sell its employee uniforms to the general public, consisting of burgundy and orange sweatshirts, polos, t-shirts, visors, and more (all currently sold out online). Now, KFC, another fast food restaurant famous for its chicken, has teamed up with Crocs for a launch of its own.
Enter KFC-themed clogs, which are inspired by the brand’s fried chicken buckets and come in two different, limited-edition styles. The first is a 4.5-inch-high shoe called the Kentucky Fried Chicken x Crocs Bucket Clog, which KFC describes as “avant-garde.” A fried chicken motif decorates the top of the shoe, while KFC’s signature red-and-white striped pattern is on the platform, complete with an illustration of Colonel Sanders peeking up from the sole. MLMA, a Korean musical and visual artist, wore a pair during fashion week; however, they won’t be sold to the general public. (Which is probably for the best, since they look pretty hard to walk in.)
The Kentucky Fried Chicken x Crocs Classic Clog, on the other hand, is modeled after the classic Crocs shape you’d see in stores. It’s a lot shorter than the platform clog, but still features the fried chicken motif and red-and-white bottoms—and if they sound up your alley, they’ll be available for fans to purchase this spring. The shoes will be sold in unisex sizes for $59.99 per pair, and you can sign up on the official Crocs website to find out when they launch.
Both pairs of shoes also come with two Jibbitz charms, which you can stick into the holes of your Crocs for decoration. But instead of smiley faces and rainbows, these charms, of course, are shaped like fried chicken drumsticks—and they even smell like fried chicken, too. If you don’t feel like walking around with mini faux-fried chicken on your feet, rest assured, they’re removable.
Earlier this year, KFC introduced a new-and-improved version of its meatless Beyond Meat fried chicken, which was first announced last summer. This month, the “chicken” is being tested in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Nashville, Tennessee, as well as their surrounding areas—a national rollout has not yet been announced.