NCT’s Mark Lee has already made a name for himself as a dexterous rapper and lyricist – and now he can add fashion icon to his long list of talents. The 21-year-old idol known for “always spitting straight facts” is here to tell us, once and for all, that Crocs are indeed cool. Love ’em or loathe ’em, the kitschy clogs that are, well, clogging up our timelines are here to stay and they now have Mark’s stamp of approval to prove it.
On July 12, Mark showed off his trendy foam footwear on Instagram, posting a series of photos in what can best be described as “peak college boyfriend attire.” The pics show the Korean-Canadian wearing his “favorite hoodie of all time” (aka. the blue “Egg” hoodie part of a recent clothing collab with South Korean brand Slow Acid) and gray sweat shorts. However, it was his black, embellished Crocs that caught everyone’s eye — much to the simultaneous delight and horror of his fans.
Adorned with an assortment of personalized Jibbitz, including six charms that spell out “NCT 127” and slices of watermelon (his favorite fruit), the squishy pair of clogs is a perfect reflection of their owner: somewhat sensible, characteristically playful, and wildly endearing.