Kanye West just released 'Yeezy-Crocs' and Twitter's not having it
An image of Kanye West's latest shoe, the Yeezy Foam Runner, was released by Yeezy Mafia on Thursday and no one has stopped talking about it since (not in a good way). The shoe was first seen on Kanye's daughter, North West, back in June and earned itself the nickname 'Yeezy Croc'. And much like crocs, the Foam Runner was subjected to brutal trolling.
Yeezy, a collaboration between Adidas and Kanye, shared two images of the Foam Runner on Twitter, announcing its 2020 release. But Kanye wouldn't have to wait until then for market feedback as the Twitterverse has already greeted the announcement with a resounding "Nope!" Apparently, nobody's having it with the Foam Runner's one-piece slip-on design and ended up dragging Kanye for unleashing this monstrosity.
You vs. The Guy She Tells You Not To Worry About pic.twitter.com/vV58jpoQgP— X (@XLNB) September 12, 2019
It’s Just a piece of 3D printed shit— ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ (@A75419509) September 12, 2019
These Yeezy Crocs are ugly monster looking shoes. They look like a Crocodile chewed on them then spit them out. pic.twitter.com/ktRU7aAJ0q— Carla Wants Poetic Justice (@Carla32189368) September 12, 2019
Hard to believe, but even uglier than Crocs.— Jamie, Flaming Dancer (@Twinmom0) September 12, 2019
New Yeezy Foam Runners look good. pic.twitter.com/HI1QrZIIti— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) September 12, 2019
Twitter, Today: LMAOOOO Yeezy Crocs these shit trash who would wear these ugly ass shoes— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) September 12, 2019
Twitter, Release Day: didn't get my Yeezy Crocs guess i'm gonna have to pay $428 for them on the secondary market 😢😢😢 https://t.co/sw7wxyHNWJ
Officially, there is no word yet on how much the shoe will cost. However, Yeezy Mafia's official handle said the Foam Runners would be "very affordable" while responding to a tweet asking if the shoes would retail at $150. But if you are buying the Yeezy Foam Runners off a resale website, you might end up paying a lot more.
Irrespective of the backlash, Kanye has faith that he would eventually make Crocs fashionable, just the way he revived dad shoes. Crocs have already hit the runway so it wouldn't be a surprise if pop-culture does a full 180 on them. Since its 2015 launch, Yeezy has become increasingly popular, and according to Forbes, it's expected to top $1.5 billion in 2019.