Salehe Bembury is a name that resonates with innovation and design prowess in the sneaker industry. Known for his influential work with Versace and Yeezy, Bembury has carved out a niche that merges high fashion with streetwear sensibility. His partnership with Crocs has particularly disrupted the footwear scene, with the Crocs Pollex Pod collection becoming a cult favorite. As we move towards 2024, Bembury hints at expanding his creative influence with Crocs beyond the iconic clogs and slides into something more conventional in sneaker design.
The anticipated Salehe Bembury x Crocs Pollex Sneaker will radically depart from the clogs and slides we've expected from their collaboration. Bembury’s recent social media tease showcased a tantalizing glimpse into the future: a sneaker that blends Crocs’ signature comfort with a sleek, low-top design. The teased images revealed a co-branded logo set against a backdrop of mesh and rubber. The packaging—a semi-opaque box—suggests a product that's as much about the experience as the item inside. The prototype presents a shoe that’s akin to a Yeezy 350 in its sock-like construction, complete with laces for a traditional fit. The sole, true to Bembury’s design ethos, features the distinctive 3D fingerprint pattern, promising to be a statement piece in aesthetics and function.
The Salehe Bembury x Crocs Pollex Sneaker has no confirmed release date, though considering Bembury is working on packaging prototypes, don’t expect to see the model until we’re well into 2024. Once released, pairs should be available through Be A Spunge, Crocs, and select retailers online and in-store. Sizes and pricing details are yet to be announced. Download the Sole Retriever mobile app to ensure you don't miss out on this groundbreaking release.
Salehe Bembury x Crocs Pollex Sneaker
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