Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018 has been delivering one bold luxury sneaker after the other, with recent hits such as Balenciaga’s new hiking-inspired silhouette and COMME des GARÇONS’ platform Nike Cortez. Another designer label that joined the parade is Maison Margiela, which debuted a mega-sized and deconstructed sneakers in both high-top and low-top versions on its Fall/Winter 2018 runway show.
The new Maison Margiela footwear collection includes the Blue Klein high-top and silver iridescent low-top sneakers, both of which feature a sculptural chunky sole unit, oversized padded tongues, exposed foam cutouts and a velcro strap over lacing system seen on popular models such as the Air Force 1 High. Other design cues include a midsole design that mixes elements of the Air Jordan 6 and 7, a silhouette that takes on the build of the Ewing Athletics sneakers and vintage ’90s adidas EQTs, and for some models, an extra bulky frame with external caging and a burly bumper strap at the vamp.
Take a look at Maison Margiela’s Fall/Winter 2018 footwear above and let us know your thoughts on this new range of chunky designer sneakers. For more eclectic footwear, Sadie Sink and UNDERCOVER revealed the Nike React Element 87.