MSCHF needs no introduction to hardcore sneakerheads as the art collective has made its mark with its controversial “Satan Shoes” and a variety of silhouettes that have landed them in legal battles with Vans and Nike. Their latest sneaker release follows up on the viral Gobstomper, a multi-layered sneaker that mimics the famous jawbreaker candy. Instead of playing off of food or toeing the line between copyright infringement, MSCHF is taking you to the hospital in their new AC1.
Instead of proffering an avant-garde pair of sneakers, the AC1 gives you a set of left and right foot casts that typically are worn if you’ve injured your foot. Truly nothing fancy like their prior releases, typical medical grade materials make up the exoskeleton, like TPU and nylon, while the internal bootie comes made of neoprene. Lockdown straps on the forefoot and along the collar will keep your foot in place while various cutouts help with breathability. To distinguish this from a cast you might receive at the hospital, MSCHF branding is present along the collar and heel with “AC.1” text while the brand itself and its logos are found on the lower part of the heel and debossed on the toebox. Internally, more MSCHF text is located atop the blue insole while the midsole and outsole come in grey and sky blue respectively.
The MSCHF AC1 is set to release on October 19th, 2022 exclusively through the MSCHF Sneakers mobile app at 2:00 PM EST. Releasing in men’s sizing, the retail price is set at $450. Keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest from MSCHF and more in the sneaker and streetwear world.
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October 19, 2022