Crocs are the fashion statement that just doesn't seem to be going away. They have come under a lot of scrutiny and the general consensus is that they are ugly. But, despite that, they don't seem to be going anywhere.

In fact, if anything, they seem to be getting more popular. But the latest Crocs launch might be the strangest yet ...

Did you know that Crocs are waterproof?

Okay, so this is a pretty good feature. It means that you can wear them by the pool and it doesn't matter if they get wet. But, surely, you could also just go barefoot or wear flip flops...

Crocs are also super durable.

They're made of plastic and, although this is not good for the environment, it does mean that they last a long time. However, they really should look into making them more environmentally friendly.

They're actually perfect for trekking.

If your feet are sore from walking boots, Crocs are perfect to wear when you're taking it a little easier.

Maybe they're the perfect shoe?

Not only are they waterproof, but Crocs are constantly bragging about how comfortable their shoes are. They're made of foam and they mould to the shape of your feet. So after a long day of walking, these are the perfect shoes to slip into, apparently.

They come in a huge variety of colors.

The classic style comes in twenty colors and you can get them in other styles, too. But they're supposed to be durable, so why would you need so many pairs?

Crocs encourage individuality.

Crocs know that there are a lot of haters out there, but they want to encourage people to embrace their brand. With their many different styles and colors, they want to encourage people to be creative and be themselves.

They're great for kids.

Crocs are perfect for children because they can be completely personalized. As well as different colors, it's possible to buy different "Jibbitz" to decorate them. Plus, they're waterproof, durable, and comfortable. There's not much more that kids' shoes need really. And wait until you see the game that you can play with them at the end of the page!

You can get really creative.

It's even possible to buy Crocs in a plain white so that you can paint your own patterns on them. This is probably an activity that's best suited to people who are good at painting, given that it will then be on show for all to see every time you wear them, which seems to be all the time for Crocs-wearers.

They have gotten loads of celebrities to endorse their plastic shoes.

Zooey Deschanel, who was the star of New Girl and 500 Days of Summer alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt, models for Crocs. She promotes the fact that they are comfortable and can be personalized.

Charlie's Angels endorse them.

Drew Barrymore, who has gone from the adorable child in ET, to one of Charlie's Angels, to the star of Santa Clara Diet, is another keen fan of Crocs. She's actually partnered with them and has designed some of her own limited edition Crocs.

There's a lot of celebrities promoting Crocs.

Natalie Dormer starred as Anne Boleyn in The Tudors and as Cressida in The Hunger Games, but she is perhaps best known for her role as Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones. Beyond this, she is a writer, a marathon runner, and a Crocs-wearer, apparently. She wouldn't have made it far in King's Landing with footwear like that...

Are Crocs going to become high-fashion?

Crocs featured at London Fashion Week on Christian Kane's runway, and there has also been a collaboration with Balenciaga at Paris Fashion Week. Could Crocs become fashionable, or is this just another one of those times that Fashion Week got it wrong?

And the latest Croc drop has everyone scratching their heads.

Because the shoe brand has teamed up with an unlikely collaborator - fried chicken giant, KFC.

They were unveiled at New York Fashion Week.

"Combining the unmistakable look of our world-famous fried chicken and signature KFC bucket with the unparalleled comfort and style of Crocs, these shoes are what fried chicken footwear dreams are made of," reads the press release.

And here they are!

via: KFC

Featuring a chicken-scented faux-drumstick charm, they're everything we've never wanted in a shoe. And for the low, low, price of $60, they should be hitting stores in the coming months! Fancy seeing some more distinctly dodgy shoes? Scroll on!