Under Galliano’s creative direction, the Tabi boots have morphed into every shoe silhouette you can think of: loafers, lace-up shoes, ballerina flats, slip-ons and Mary Jane pumps. This time, Maison Margiela × Reebok combines the former’s cleft toe with the latter brand’s 1983 Classic Leather trainers.
Maison Margiela x Reebok collaboration first unveiled during the Artisanal show and revealed in several colors since. Hybridising the most familiar shoe codes of the two collaborators, Reebok’s trailblazing sneaker from 1994, the Instapump Fury, unites with Maison Margiela’s signature Tabi from 1988.
Both the Tabi and the Classic Leather were born in the ’80s (1988 and 1983, respectively) and are central to each brand’s lasting identity. This collaboration is therefore the coming together of two era-defining icons, and couldn’t be more fitting.
Maison Margiela × Reebok SS21 collection is launch at J-01 store and D-mop.com on 26 February.