Nike just released a new pair of trainers and they look like Crocs
April 24, 2022
Nike has unveiled a new summertime trainer that looks rather familiar to another seasonal shoe.
The sportswear brand just revealed its Air Force 1 VTF trainers – the newest edition of its popular Air Force 1 range – but people have been quick to call out their similarity to controversial shoe brand Crocs.
The Air Force 1 VTFs are made up of black leather, rubber soles and gold detailing, but, most noticeably, they have a slingback heel strap – echoing the famous rubber shoe design.
Somewhere in between a trainer and a sandal, the new shoe has all the same components of an Air Force 1 at the front, but it sports this unique sandal/Crocs hybrid at the back.
According to the product description, the shoes have ‘all of the elements of the classic look in a sling back design.’
The sportswear brand also says the elastic strap is ‘easy to take on and off.’ Stylish and functional, then.
The hybrid trainers are selling for $90 (£74), meaning they’re almost double the price of Crocs – which usually cost around $44 (£36).
It’s probably also worth noting that Nike are currently only selling in kids sizes, up to up to age seven – so bad news for adults look to get a pair.
Naturally, trainer fanatics have been quick to comment on the new design.
One Twitter user, Cealey Godwin said: ‘If Crocs and Nike had a baby it would most certainly look like this.’
If Crocs and Nike had a baby it would most certainly look like this. https://t.co/ZetmKNNgWy
— Cealey Godwin (@CealeyGodwin) August 15, 2019
Another found the Croc-inspired makeover hilarious, saying: ‘Nike have invented a sneak/sandal for the roadman. Nike airforce sandal.’
Nike have invented a sneak/sandal for the roadman. Nike airforce snadal 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/hstwSdcjY9
— Coolie Kam 🇮🇳🇯🇲🇬🇧 (@kamanfrancis) August 17, 2019
While some where just keen to express their absolute outrage over the new look.
Another Twitter user simply said: ‘This has to be a sick joke.’
This has to be a sick joke RT @sneakersteal: NEW🚨
— RRAAAAEEEE 🇧🇿🏁 (@shaROCK_) August 15, 2019