These Astro Boy Boots Are Stomping Into Our Feeds

Yep, we’re talking about it.

A new trend is on the loose, and they’re stomping all through our for you pages. No matter what social media platform you’ve been on this week, you’ve probably read discourse regarding the Astro Boy inspired boots.

These shoes are MSCHF originals and are described as the big red boot, a cartoon-ish-ness abstraction with an aesthetic that continues to push the boundaries of the unknown in fashion. 

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Constructed by a patent pending, large rubber shell, the mega runners give the high-top look a protective and bulky feeling when wearing the trendy boots.

As we’ve seen the pair of footwear floating around our timelines, they have a solid look that reminds us of the characters we’ve grown up watching, from Mickey Mouse to any animated villain. 

Seeing some of our favorite fashion creatives and influencers style these shoes have been the best to watch as we see them develop an ensemble to pair with cartoon-type footwear.

Valued at an affordable $350, we can honestly say the marketing was superb and successful from trending heavily to building up a hype for its expected release on February 11.

For many of us scrolling online, we assumed that the shoes were a joke, but we soon found out that this was the real deal.

“It’s not a satire,” MSCHF said in a statement to The New York Times. “But what’s interesting is that we’re at a moment in time where it doesn’t have to be.” 

About Kenyatta: Clark Atlanta University and Medill School alumna Kenyatta Victoria is the Girls United writer covering everything from news, pop culture, lifestyle, and investigative stories. When she’s not reporting, she’s diving deep into her curated playlists or binging her favorite comfort shows.

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