Spring and summer are slowly coming. Lighter clothes are slowly being removed from the closet. And summer clothing also includes summer footwear. When the open shoes, sandals and flip-flops raappear, people start to take more care of their feet. A must! And this summer maybe more then ever!
After dropping its fairly apt surgical adaption of the classic slip-on mule last week, French Margiela now introduces a transparent iteration of its quintessential iconic Tabi shoe. Introduced at the very first show of the Maison, for the Spring-Summer 1989 season, the Tabi shoe takes inspiration from the traditional Japanese split-toe sock, bearing the same name.
A staple of the French fashion house since its first show over 30 years ago, the split-toe look is synonymous with the Maison, having been reworked countless times since. A browse through the Margiela webstore alone draws up a surfeit of Tabi styles, while a recent collaboration with Reebok gave the look an entirely new audience.
Now though, for the first time, the fashion house has used a polyvinyl butyral (PVB) material to craft its all-new fully transparent Tabi lace-ups. Sat on a wide black sole with a comfortable leather footbed, Margiela’s latest release is completed with two eyelets on the medial side of each shoe for added breathability.
Maison Margiela’s Transparent Tabi Lace-Ups are available at Maison Margiela’s boutiques and selected stores worldwide, retailing at €765 (approximately $930 USD), plus the price of a pedicure treatment. Come into the beautiful world of Maison Margiela.