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 theyre almost double the price of Crocs – which usually cost around $44 (£36).
Its 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
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