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What Makes Trending “Astro Boy” Boots Special?

Andrea Brillantes shows how to rock these Astro Boy boots!

They’re big and red. They’re boots. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, no one can deny that these “Astro Boy” boots have gone viral.

Andrea Brillantes happened to be one of the local celebs who showed how to rock the big red boots.

Brillantes on social media shared how she styled the bold and trendy boots. She matched them with a white crop top and a denim mini skirt. 

Many fans and friends of the Kapamilya star gushed at the way she nailed the look.

“Only you can pull off these boots and look all cute,” says American YouTuber Michelle Phan.

“She got the boots,” says singer Darren Espanto.

“Cutie!” adds Venice Bektas, daughter of actress Ruffa Gutierrez.

What’s with the “Astro Boy” boots?

American company MSCHF created the popular red footwear, which is literally called the Big Red Boot. The boots took inspiration from the classic Japanese superhero Astro Boy (Or Boy Atom, depending where you grew up). These boots are oversized, exaggerated, and mis-proportioned. They look like they were designed for a boy robot to wear and not for normal humans.

When music producer Diplo and social media influencer Sarah Snyder, among others, featured these kicks on their Instagram feed, people – both sneakerheads and non-sneakerheads alike – took notice. 

The boots naturally brought out the collector and hypebeast in a lot of people. After all, these were created in such limited quantities, with an extremely high price tag!

Lastly, they actually evoke a sense of both nostalgia and future design. Nostalgia since many grew up watching “Astro Boy.” Future design since you get the feeling that maybe, this is where fashion will eventually take the world. After all, “Astro Boy” was set in the future.

Priced at $350 (around Php 19,313.35), the Big Red Boot is made of a TPU rubber shell and an EVA foam midsole. While currently sold out at the MSCHF website, resale prices are topping $1800 as of this writing—not counting shipping, taxes, and other fees.

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