17 August 2023

Mules are even taking over A&E thanks to MSCHF

The medical shoe is inspired by the brand's previous AC-1 shoe.

Brace yourselves (pun heavily intended), as Brooklyn-based collective MSCHF has cooked up another orthopaedic-level shoe.

The MSCHF AC-2, MSCHF Sneaker’s latest mad scientist creation, is a mule-ified version of the brand’s previous AC-1 shoe. That knee-high shoe was constructed like a conventional sneaker but bore a striking resemblance to the medical walking boots that may be prescribed by a foot doctor to ease a broken foot or sprain.

Like the predecessor that released in October 2022, MSCHF’s AC-2 is also designed with typical sneaker details, including a neoprene sock liner and high-traction outsole for heightened grip not typical for a slip-on.

MSCHF wrapped these sneaker-worthy features in that familiar light grey rubber mould, again affecting the look of a foot-protecting medical device. This time, the single woven black strap that runs across the AC-2’s upper isn’t just part of its charm, it’s a purposeful addition that locks in the wearer’s foot.

Unlike its AC-1, which retailed for $450, MSCHF’s AC-2 slip-on will only be $115. Half the boot, less than half the price. Makes sense.

Expect MSCHF’s backless AC-2 shoe to launch on MSCHF’s website and MSCHF Sneakers app on August 22 at 7PM BST. So, mark your calendars and set your alarms.

  • Writer Chris Saunders
  • Banner Image Credit MSCHF

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