11.03.22Releases
ARTICLE BY Ross Dwyer
MSCHF TAP3 Sneaker
MSCHF TAP3 Sneaker
MSCHF TAP3 Sneaker

MSCHF Are Makin' More Mischief With the TAP3 Sneaker
Release: 21 March 2022

Almost a year after partnering with Lil Nas X for the ultra-viral 'Satan Shoes' – a modified Air Max 97 with real blood in the midsole – the merry jesters at MSCHF are back with an all-new sneaker dubbed the TAP3. Drawing from Nike's infamous all-black Air Force 1 Low, the TAP3 is the brand's first original silhouette, and, depending on how you see it, either a clever commentary on the proliferation of Air Force 1 bootlegs in recent years or a surefire ticket to another cease and desist from the Swoosh!

The chunky black sneaker is wrapped in yellow-and-red MSCHF-branded 'tape' and features special exclamation point graphics on its tongue tag. There's no 'AIR' graphic on the midsole here, as it's been replaced by a MSCHF hit, and the outsoles feature a heavily-warped version of the Air Force 1's famed pivot point traction pattern.

MSCHF TAP3 Sneaker
MSCHF TAP3 Sneaker
MSCHF TAP3 Sneaker
MSCHF TAP3 Sneaker
MSCHF TAP3 Sneaker

'The approximate shape of the AF1 has become the platonic ideal of a low-top sneaker,' the MSCHF team said in a press release. 'The first thing every brand that’s trying to pivot into sneakers does is make a pseudo-AF1 with a star-tipped lighting bolt, a flag, etc., where the swoosh would normally go. That cultural ubiquity makes it an attractive target for MSCHF to play with. And let’s be honest… it is a bit cathartic for us to launch this particular shoe almost exactly a year after the release of Satan Shoes.'

Expect the TAP3 to join MSCHF's viral 'Satan Shoes,' 'Jesus Shoes' and 'Birkin-Stocks' when it releases exclusively on the MSCHF webstore and app March 21 at 11 am EST. The MSRP for each pair is set at $220.

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