Image credit: Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian took to her Instagram story to tease an upcoming Maison Margiela x Reebok sneaker. Details about the sneaker are currently scarce but the collaboration comes as no surprise. What does seem as an unusual choice is the choice of celebrity to reveal the shoe.
The shoe features Margiela’s signature Tabi split-toe whilst keeping Reebok’s Classic Leather sneaker shape. Both brands’ logos can be seen on the tongue. The sneaker appears in a recognisable colour way. Black leather is painted white in signature Margiela style, with some parts such as the laces and tongue left in a darker shade.
Reebok released their Classic Leather style as a running shoe in 1983. The show has since become a classic and has been worn by many celebrities such as Gigi Hadid, Ariana Grande and more. Margiela’s Tabi boot made its first appearance during the SS89 season. The Japanese-inspired split-toe design comes in boots, loafers, sneakers and more.
Maison Margiela and Reebok first collaborated during Paris Fashion Week in January 2020. By September, the Margiela x Reebok Tabi Instapump Fury Hi shoe was released, merging the classic Tabi split and Reebok’s trailblazing silhouette. The ankle boots and sneakers both came in six different colourways. Those available on Farfetch.com retail for $1,490.
Maison Margiela and Reebok’s collaborations seem to be gaining a lot of hype. Perhaps this will lead to a long-term creative partnership.