Tyga and MSCHF's 'Wavy Baby' Sneaker Is Wildly Warped!Release: 18 April 2022
As Brooklyn-based MSCHF's name implies, they're not averse to ... well, making a little mischief. Among some of their most well-known products are sneakers that toe the line between homage and parody, like their viral 'Jesus Shoes' and the contrasting 'Satan Shoes' created with Lil Nas X. Their latest effort is the 'Wavy Baby' sneaker, a wildly-warped take on a skate classic that was conceptualized and crafted in partnership with Tyga.
Just like MSCHF's recent TAP3 sneaker was clearly inspired by the Air Force 1, it's quite obvious on first glimpse that the 'Wavy Baby' is a wacky take on the Old Skool, one of the most well-known skate sneakers of all time. It features a canvas upper, familiar white and black colourway and even a traditional gum rubber outsole with a waffle traction pattern – but it's warped from heel to toe, making for a Dali-esque style that's quite literally 'wavy' in build and look alike.
Warping a shoe's signature upper details is one thing, but the 'Wavy Baby' even alters the Old Skool's midsole, which rises and falls from heel to toe and only makes contact with the ground at three points. Think of it as an extreme interpretation of Maison Mihara Yasuhiro's warped sneakers, with a design so wavy that you have to remove a humorous warning label stuck to the outsole before wearing! A familiar red badge is stamped on the heel, and even the box and its tissue paper ride the wave with a multitude of 'Wavy Baby' embellishments.
Expect the Tyga x MSCHF 'Wavy Baby' sneaker to release via the MSCHF Sneakers app on April 18 at noon EST. It'll be priced at $220.,