Ain't no one better to premiere Tyga & MSCHF's insane "Wavy Baby" shoes than style maven J Balvin, who did exactly that while strolling the streets of New York.

On April 8, Balvin appeared in New York's Soho neighborhood — shopper's paradise — with his girlfriend Valentina Ferrer and their child, Rio, born in the summer of 2021. Plus the usual security/assistant detail, of course.

Balvin flexed Givenchy shades, a Balenciaga x Simpsons T-shirt (with a matching hoodie placed in the baby pram to shield Rio from the press), Louis Vuitton cargo pants, and the aforementioned MSCHF kicks.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

According to a street-style video filmed with Balvin the same day, the musician was also wearing a Balenciaga hooded bomber but took it off. In fairness, it was pretty warm that day (but pretty cold for the rest of the weekend, sigh).

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Tiktok.

Oh, and Balvin's hair is still decorated with that KAWS tribute that he wore to the Grammys the prior weekend.

Balvin's style is predicated on an authentic appreciation for progressive luxury goods, the kinda stuff that's flashy but with deeper intent than being a mere demonstration of wealth.

"I think people feel the energy, people always know when someone's faking it or not," Balvin once told Highsnobiety of his stylistic taste.

"When it comes from you and you feel comfortable, others do too."

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Totally checks out that Balvin would dig Tyga and MSCHF's new kicks, which don't actually see wider release until April 18 and retail for $220.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Balvin's fashion collaborations lean into the mass-market realm, like his BAPE collection and infrequent GUESS drops.

As MSCHF Sneakers' drops continue, expect other extravagantly stylish celebs to get in on the action in a big way, perhaps moreso than with any of MSCHF's past efforts.

We Recommend
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    The Best Sneakers of 2023... So Far
    • Sneakers
  • most comfortable sneakers
    The Most Comfortable Sneakers & Where to Buy Them
    • Style
  • hiking shoes
    These Hiking Sneakers Combine Style and Substance
    • Style
  • affordable sneakers
    12 Affordable Sneakers For Every Style
    • Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    These White Sneakers Will Add Versatility To Your Rotation
    • Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety
What To Read Next
  • anthony edwards adidas ae 1 sneaker
    Anthony Edwards' adidas Basketball Shoe Is Coming in Hot, Believe That
    • Sneakers
  • Justin Bieber Wearing a Hoodie With One Sleeve Dangling
    Can Someone Check On Justin Bieber?
    • Style
  • Plisse Milk Frother
    Plissé Homeware to Make the Season Bright
    • Design
  • bryan blue
    Fossil Presents: Blue The Great Is Made For This
    • Style
    • sponsored
  • Made For This
    Fossil Presents: Asia Jackson Is Made For This
    • Style
    • sponsored
  • 1017 ALYX 9SM nike air force 1 low
    1017 ALYX 9SM's New Nike AF1 Lows Are a "Work in Progress"
    • Sneakers
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.