The first thing most people think when they see a carton of McDonald's french fries is, without a doubt, "I want to put that on my feet!"
No? You don't agree with that assessment?
Well, it must be true, because this past summer, upscale fashion house Balenciaga debuted a new shoe that might have just be able to fulfill that wish!
McDonald's comes for Balenciaga over shoes that look like french fry cartons. 🍟 The shoes have nearly sold out eve… https://t.co/TQlKSaEH1K— Complex (@Complex) 1550173807.0
Many people on social media compared the new shoes to McDonald's fry boxes. The two object's similarities were shockingly obvious:
Just copped them new Balenciaga 🔥😤 https://t.co/g080XCejvS— ☄️Lil Quasar💫 (@☄️Lil Quasar💫) 1534785293.0
In response to the widespread mockery of the new shoes, McDonald's Sweden released an Instagram post featuring two of its famous cartons worn on a man's feet with this joking promise:
"If we get 103042 likes we release these for real."
The post has garnered just over 17k likes as of right now, which means McDonald's customers will most likely have to look elsewhere for the fry-footwear they love so much.
@Complex If you’re wearing these you’re a dub https://t.co/gx7LoIcDtR— Ben & Jerry’s Final Thot (@Ben & Jerry’s Final Thot) 1550174125.0
The real Balenciaga shoes, which have been affectionately named "McBalenciagas" by fans, can still be found on sale at select shoe retailers for around $740.
Twitter thought that was just a bit expensive:
@Complex I guess you could say…they’re not loving it. https://t.co/f2FiVo5rnX— Ruffled Ronda Blousey (@Ruffled Ronda Blousey) 1550173917.0
I thought balenciagas couldn’t get any more uglier. I’m going to cry with all the idols who are gonna be wearing th… https://t.co/hQ9yXNJYK0— Alma Lidia 🇲🇽 (@Alma Lidia 🇲🇽) 1535274347.0
those new balenciaga shoes look like clown shoes and the mcdonald’s fry box im actually crying.....kibum you know what to do— 🍼 (@🍼) 1535227772.0
@samsish @Complex I’m 100% here for this lmao— ᎪᎡᎷᎪNᎠᎾ? (@ᎪᎡᎷᎪNᎠᎾ?) 1550178169.0
@HYPEBEAST @garrettgreen Micky D’s for sure— My Name Is Fucking Steinmetz (@My Name Is Fucking Steinmetz) 1550201324.0
@highsnobiety @McDonalds @BALENCIAGA imagine the toe ketchup #snacktime— kaileahmarin (@kaileahmarin) 1550161397.0
One Twitter user pointed out that the mockery surrounding the shoe may be a little off base—he recognized Moroccan fashion as the footwear's inspiration.
hey i'm seeing people making fun of these balenciaga shoes on my tl, comparing it to a mcdonald fry holder etc and… https://t.co/MR1SsJDmvF— happy joon day (@happy joon day) 1535079047.0
@HYPEBEAST Its a matter of references. Yours might be #McDonalds ? #Balenciaga most likely, is Moroccan traditio… https://t.co/baEXBxz7ct— borisvian1 (@borisvian1) 1550200988.0
So what's in store for Balenciaga's future? After the success of their McDonald's loafer (which are sold out pretty much everywhere), it looks like their Summer 2019 follow-up will be a very trendy throw-back to 1999's The Matrix and the fan films which surround it.
Balenciaga Summer 19 Campaign youtu.be
The only thing there is to say: count us in!
this is what happens when that one 20 yr old intern at balenciaga watches the matrix for the first time xoxox https://t.co/II9gDsQ0yp— spit goddess ✨ (@spit goddess ✨) 1550134790.0
Some Matrix-Dragon Ball shit going on at #Balenciaga https://t.co/llVl6MswEu— sarahmrs (@sarahmrs) 1550107400.0
@BALENCIAGA The Matrix reboot we deserve.— Dugo (@Dugo) 1550104897.0
What type of Balenciaga bootleg Matrix is this https://t.co/n87Mc9vzeG— T. (@T.) 1550102371.0