Fear of God is coming for Yeezy Foam runners and Crocs with deluxe slip-on shoe


Fear of God enters the mule game with the introduction of its new EVA foam slip-on. Dubbed The California, the minimalist silhouette is a luxurious entry into the world of Crocs and Birkenstock, which spearheaded an unexpected trend towards no-frills footwear.

California hasn’t even gone down yet – it happens on Friday – and is already getting noticed for its $ 190 price tag. It looks like a simple shoe, but there’s more than it looks to the singular piece of sculpted foam. Made in Italy, the California is made from 100% closed cell foam from XL Extralight which is three times lighter than regular foam. Reebok and Timberland used a patented foam, but Fear of God was given the exclusivity of an improved Extrabounce compound which should be even more comfortable and elastic.

Comparing The California to the Crocs, which start at just $ 55, wouldn’t be fair, as it’s a luxury product closer to Alyx’s Mono Slip which also launched this year. What you’d call cheap either – Alyx retails for $ 180 – but with a similar price to most coveted sneakers, they provide a more accessible entry point into luxury brands while also offering a premium version of one of the defining shoe trends of the moment.

Mules, clogs and sandals are hot – Casual slip-on shoes have become a must-have for guys looking to prioritize comfort and may be suffering from hype-induced sneaker fatigue. Shoes from Crocs and Birkenstock can still be bought easily, with the exception of some high-profile collaborations, and they bring something new to your wardrobe while giving your feet more room to breathe.

More and more high-end mules and clogs, which have also proliferated, are also proving to be versatile as they are easy to dress or dress. JW Anderson’s Felt Buckle Loafer, for example, can just as easily be worn with a seersucker or madras suit as it does with a t-shirt and fishnet shorts. And if you’re still looking for the hype, there’s the Yeezy Foam Runner to tick all the boxes. Add in the more technical pieces from outdoor brands like Keen and Teva and you really have a mule, clog, or sandal for every situation.

The fear of God entry into space should also prove to be easy to dress or dress up, and its profile, especially the tread, is no different from the ubiquitous Vans in the namesake state of the California. (Even Vans now has a polarizing Crocs lookalike.) The slip-on would be a worthy addition to your rotation this summer if you haven’t already made room for something similar, and you can take it home. via Fear from God’s website at 10 a.m. ET this Friday, July 9.


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