Seeming the unlikely pairing, Maison Margiela and Reebok join together to bring us a product that suits the category of a timeless trend. Maison Margiela combines their deconstructive approach with the streetwear sleekness that is signature to Reebok, bringing even more intrigue to the fashion and design space.
Like watching two sides of a coin turn to face one another, we are met with a rare moment to behold- a complete picture revealing a bridge between what is considered traditional and fashion-forward.
The most prominent detail within this collaboration is the tabi design that is usually seen on a boot.
Bringing this to footwear that is generally sports-driven is a risk that deserves attention. It is the innovation that we come to appreciate and reminds us that great design has no limits.
On February 26, 2021, Maison Margiela and Reebok release the Classic Leather Tabi in white and black as part of their ongoing collaboration.
Drawing on codes evolved by creative director John Galliano, the sneaker expresses the characteristics of the French fashion house through one of the sportswear brand’s most recognizable designs.
The new style of the collaboration – which debuted in early 2020 ¬– represents the most distilled take on the codes of Maison Margiela and Reebok to date. Unifying innovation with heritage, fashion meets functionality in a contemporary design with a timeless appeal.
The Classic Leather Tabi splices two icons into one. Maison Margiela created the Tabi in 1988. With its recognizable split-toe construction – and the signature footprint it creates – it represents the deconstructive design philosophy key to the house.
A formidable running shoe, the Classic Leather from 1983 has become a staple in the casual wardrobe and remains one of Reebok’s most respected and recognizable shoes.
For the collaboration, the Classic Leather was entirely rebuilt to accommodate the Tabi split-toe. The style is created in nappa leather with an EVA sole. It is made available in white & black.
A tabi toe sock is offered to complement both shoes.
Maison Margiela x Reebok Classic Leather Tabi sneakers will be available from February 26 in select Maison Margiela stores and on maisonmargiela.com and reebok.com with a suggested retail price of € 300 – £ 249 – $ 300 – ¥ 32.000 – HKD 2.399 – ₩ 339.000 RMB 2.199.
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