MSCHF is once again up to no good. The brand behind those viral Big Red Boots and bizarre backward shoes partnered with Crocs to put a fresh spin on its larger-than-life footwear, Highsnobiety reports. Rapper Tommy Cash attended Rick Owens’s Paris Fashion Week presentation wearing bright boots featuring the same cartoonish silhouette made famous by MSCHF’s original red boots, but with the addition of Crocs’s signature holes. He styled them with black-and-white-striped mime attire and added yellow suspenders and a coordinating umbrella. The final result was a SpongeBob-core look meant for only the most daring trendsetters.
As a streetwear brand and self-described art collective, MSCHF is all about challenging the status quo. Croc boots may not be the first thing that come to mind when we think of art, but they’re certainly subversive enough, already sparking plenty of conversation online. Some people were quick to declare the brand has finally gone too far, but others commented that they actually like the Croc-ified version more.
MSCHF’s Big Red Boots catapulted the brand into the spotlight earlier this year, with celebrities like Ciara, Doja Cat, and Lil Nas X taking them for a spin. While some of MSCHF’s products offer commentary on capitalism, culture, and fashion, not all projects are meant to be taken so seriously. “Big Red Boots are REALLY not shaped like feet, but they are EXTREMELY shaped like boots. If you kick someone in these boots they go BOING!” the founders wrote in a press release. A brand rep further clarified to The New York Times, “It’s not a satire. But what’s interesting is that we’re at a moment in time where it doesn’t have to be.”
The new iteration of Big Boots are made of a single piece of rubber and incorporate several of Crocs’s classic clog details, including the strap wrapping around the back. It’s unclear if these were a one-off release or will drop online for the masses, but we’re secretly hoping it’s the latter. Get your first glimpse at what just might be the perfect collab below.