In a surprising move that has both anime fans and sneakerheads buzzing, the wildly popular anime series “Demon Slayer” aka Kimetsu no Yaiba has partnered with Crocs, the famed footwear brand, to bring an exclusive collection of clogs to the market.
This collaboration combines the world of Tanjiro Kamado and the gang with the comfort and unique design of Crocs. The partnership was leaked earlier this year but we have more details below.
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Design and Inspiration
Drawing inspiration from the rich visuals of the Demon Slayer series, each pair of Crocs is infused with vibrant colors, character motifs, and intricate details that would make any anime fan’s heart race.
The designs capture the essence of each character brilliantly. Fans can expect to see popular character elements such as Tanjiro’s iconic checkered haori and the “metsu” kanji.
Moreover, the collaboration extends beyond the shoes themselves. The Jibbitz charms – those fun little additions we’ve come to love for personalizing our Crocs – also get a Demon Slayer makeover. These charms feature unique imagery from each character.
The Tanjiro clog is built on the echo model clog and features his iconic checkered haori. The back sport mode strap has elements from his nichirin sword handle. The jibbitz charms feature his sister’s wooden box, his sword guard, and Chachamaru.
Nezuko is built on the classic clog model. It also features her pink haori pattern and bamboo muzzle. The Jibbitz include her bow and box as well.
The Inosuke features a nice light indigo blue. The strap draws inspiration from his dual blades. It also has a unique line of fur at the top which adds a lot of style. The dual blade and angry expression Jibbitz are a nice touch.
The Zenitsu clog has the gradient yellow/orange haori pattern. Like the other demon slayer members, the back strap resembles his sword. The Jibbitz include Chuntaro and his sword hand guard.
Where to Buy: Demon Slayer x Crocs
The DS collab will first be available on October 12-15, 2023 at New York Comic Con. Convention goers will be able to get early access.
If you’re not at the convention, don’t worry because the general release is slated for October 18, 2023 with retail prices between $65 and $80.
Crocs, a globally recognized footwear brand, has redefined casual comfort since its inception in 2002. Initially launched as a boat shoe, the brand’s iconic foam clog design quickly became a cultural phenomenon, adored by many for its unparalleled comfort, lightweight build, and distinctive style.
Over the years, Crocs has expanded its portfolio, offering a variety of designs and collaborating with celebrities and brands, but always staying true to its core value of prioritizing comfort.
Despite facing its fair share of critiques and fashion debates, Crocs has resiliently remained a favorite for individuals across age groups, proving that comfort often trumps conventional style norms.
The Demon Slayer x Crocs collaboration is a testament to how diverse worlds can come together to create something truly unique and special. Whether you’re a die-hard Kimetsu no Yaiba weeb looking to represent your favorite characters or a Crocs aficionado interested in adding a pop of anime to your collection, this collaboration promises something for everyone.