Brooklyn-based art collective MSCHF launched its Big Red Boots and the internet has been sent into a meme frenzy.
The boots are exactly as described, big, red and resembling something an animated children’s character would wear.
Unsurprisingly, the oversized footwear, retailing at $350 a pair, has caught the attention of the internet ahead of their release on 16th February.
Thanks to their highly unusual appearance, the boots have been compared to those worn by both the cartoon Astro Boy and Dora The Explorer’s monkey companion Boots.
A tweet by the footwear culture account Nice Kicks which shared a picture of MSCHF’s product has received almost 5,500 likes and certainly got the conversation around the upcoming release flowing.
The company also conducted its own marketing with people like basketball player Shai Gilgeous-Alexander seen wearing them in a post on MSCHF’s Instagram.
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On Twitter, people were left divided. One person wrote: “The way I just want to live out my 8yr old self Astroboy fantasies.”
\u201cThe way I just want to live out my 8yr old self Astroboy fantasies\u201d— Just watch Doom Patrol (@Just watch Doom Patrol) 1675779975
Another wrote, “can’t wait” alongside a picture of Boots.
\u201ccan\u2019t wait \ud83e\udd1e\ud83c\udffd\u201d— \u2735 RoRo \u2316 (@\u2735 RoRo \u2316) 1675761040
\u201cIt\u2019s giving\u201d— mina \u2027\u208a\ud83d\udc3b\u207a (@mina \u2027\u208a\ud83d\udc3b\u207a) 1675747132
Someone else said: “got that Wallace and Gromit drip.”
\u201cgot that Wallace and Gromit drip\u201d— \ud83d\udd1e\u2728 Subliminal Criminal \u2728\ud83d\udd1e (@\ud83d\udd1e\u2728 Subliminal Criminal \u2728\ud83d\udd1e) 1675750536
“This how I used to draw everybody feet in elementary school,” another Twitter user joked.
Someone else wrote: “Man if y’all don’t get these big ugly ass Clifford the big red dog looking ass shoes outta here.”
\u201cMan if y\u2019all don\u2019t get these big ugly ass Clifford the big red dog looking ass shoes outta here \ud83d\ude02\ud83d\ude02\ud83d\ude02\ud83d\ude02\ud83d\ude02\u201d— #keerollanotha1 (@#keerollanotha1) 1675746105
Despite the mocking, others appeared serious about wanting to acquire a pair of the eye-catching shoes.
One Twitter user said: “I’m sorry I wanna buy me some so bad.”
\u201cI\u2019m sorry I wanna buy me some so bad\u201d— \u0632\u0627\u0646\u064a\u062a\u0627 (@\u0632\u0627\u0646\u064a\u062a\u0627) 1675750352
Another said: "idc I’d wear these lol."
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