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When Street Art Meets the Fashion World’s Hottest Rubber Shoe

A trippy new capsule collection.

Photo: Courtesy of Crocs
Photo: Courtesy of Crocs

Whether you are a fan of Crocs or not, I can attest they truly turn you into the life of the party once you put them on your feet. Especially the newest collection. The footwear brand has teamed up with Foot Locker and New York–based contemporary artist Ron English to create a capsule called The Party Animals x Ron English. It taps into English’s street art background to create a shoe that is fun and playful.

English’s designs breathe new life into Crocs’s classic silhouettes. With bold animal prints and limited-edition party Jibbitz that you can keep on or take off, the collection is meant to empower self-expression and embrace the joys of life.

“Fun starts at the feet,” says English. “We went with the theme ‘party animals,’ so I made a bunch of designs of animals. Then we narrowed it down to the ones we thought were the most fun. Each shoe has a different set of Jibbitz animals. There’s a shark eating a shark, a crocodile, a bulldog that looks like a basketball, and more. It’s like when we would trade baseball cards as kids — you would have to interact with other kids to see what they have. This collection is going to be very interactive. It’s way more than a shoe. It’s like a piece of art.”

The Party Animals x Ron English by Croc collection includes men’s, women’s, and kids styles in different colors and patterns ranging from $35 to $65. It will be available for purchase starting Wednesday, July 7 and sold exclusively at Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Footaction, and Eastbay.

Scroll below to see some styles from the collection.

When Street Art Meets Fashion’s Favorite Rubber Shoe