The Brooklyn-based art collective, Mschf, has been spurring up controversy with their outrageous shoes, known as the Big Red Boot (or BRB, for short). Though the shoes were just released on February 16 at 11 a.m. (and immediately sold out), many celebrities have already been sporting these cartoon-inspired, over-the-top boots. Referencing the Japanese anime character “Astro Boy,” Mschf designed these shoes after the oversized red boots the character wears. DJ Diplo was seen sporting the controversial boots at the New York Knicks game alongside new couple EmRata and Eric André. He posted a picture on his Instagram, and many other stars weighed in on their opinions regarding the viral shoes. L’OFFICIEL is taking a look at all of the celebs who have rocked these head-turners so far.
Lil Wayne, or as his fans know him, Weezy, was spotted wearing Mschf’s new release shoes this past weekend on the set of a music video. He styled the cartoon-inspired boots with an oversized white button-down shirt and striped shorts.
While attending a New York Knicks basketball game, Diplo wore the Big Red Boots. He was evidently very proud of the shoes. He captioned his post: “Just an Astro boy looking for his Astro girl,” referencing the Japanese series created between 1952-1968. Many of his followers and fellow celebrities voiced their opinions about the outrageous look. Musician Orville Peck wrote, “It’s not too late to delete this,” implying that he doesn’t support Diplo’s style choice. On the other hand, Eric André, the comedian who is currently dating Emily Ratakojski, commented on the post with two red shoe emojis, evidently in agreement with his wearing of Mschf’s Big Red Shoes.
Rich the Kid
Queens-born rapper, Rich the Kid, posted several photos of himself wearing the much-disputed boots.
Wisdom Kaye, a Nigerian-American model and TikTok fashion influencer, loves the Big Red Boots. He posted a photo on his Instagram claiming his love of the statement shoes. He showcased the many ways he styled Mschf’s boots, reaffirming his fashion abilities.