MSCHF is still in the throes of a legal battle with Vans over its last MSCHF Sneakers drop but no rain will stop this parade. MSCHF's Super Normal Shoe, which totally is not baiting any other low-top sneaker design, is dropping right before the end of June.
Though it was leaked (and confirmed) last week, MSCHF's Super Normal Shoe is best viewed in the context of a suitably downtown-themed editorial shot with friends of the brand at cool-dude locales Wo Hop and Lucien, the latter of which is where Julia Fox celebrated her birthday with Ye and Burberry dropped a collab.
Just like the challenged Wavy Baby, though, the Super Normal Shoe is not merely an AF1 with some Photoshop warping applied. This is a brand new silhouette, concocted from the ground up with a bespoke upper, tongue tag, sole, and even a unique lace dubrae that matches the distorted theme.
The Swoosh had nothing to say about MSCHF's TAP3, the Brooklyn-based art collective's other Air Force 1 riff, though, so perhaps bygones are bygones.
Plus, it's not like the Super Normal Shoe will hurt sales of the AF1. Given the low-top's immense popularity, especially in and around New York's Lower East Side, perhaps it ought to be renamed the "Downtown," to match the "Uptown" nickname bestowed upon it's high-top sibling.
This is definitely not a shoe that belongs Uptown — the Super Normal Shoe is, as the editorial makes clear, right up the Nolita Dirtbag crowd's alley.
What's good for the geese ought to be good for the gander, hmmm?