In the world of fashion, where the unexpected often becomes the icon, few collaborations have captured imaginations quite like the ongoing partnership between Salehe Bembury and Crocs. The American designer, known for his bold and innovative approach to footwear, has found a harmonious counterpart in Crocs, a brand synonymous with comfort and practicality. Together, they have created the Pollex Pod platform, an ever-evolving canvas that allows Bembury's creativity to shine in fresh and unexpected ways.
As summer starts to wind down, this dynamic duo is gearing up to release another highly anticipated model: the Crocs Pollex Clog in “Como,” a dark navy style that seems to draw its inspiration from the serene and picturesque surroundings of Italy’s Lake Como. Known for its deep blue waters, surrounded by lush green hills, Lake Como has long been a symbol of tranquil luxury and natural beauty—making it a fitting muse for this latest design.
The “Como” iteration of the Pollex Clog features Bembury's signature fingerprint design, a motif that has become a hallmark of his collaborations with Crocs. This intricate pattern, embossed across both the upper and sole unit of the clog, offers a tactile depth and visual intrigue that are unmistakably Bembury. The fingerprint serves not just as a design element, but as a metaphorical signature, a mark of authenticity that is as unique as the shoes themselves.
Bembury’s latest creation with Crocs is described as a “utilitarian exploration of form & function,” and it’s clear that this ethos is woven into every aspect of the design. This collaboration falls in line with other nature-inspired offerings like “Niagara” and “Tide,” which similarly blend a love for hiking and adventure with meticulously cool design.
Set your calendars, as the Crocs Pollex Clog "Como" is confirmed to drop on August 17th. The release will first take place on beaspunge.com from 9 AM PST (12 noon ET), followed by a wider retail release at a date TBA.