First issued back in January, Maison Margiela‘s playful take on low-top canvas skate shoes has arrived at more stockists. The versatile sneakers have been elevated with one of the label’s signature design flourishes: the tabi toe.
Drawing influence from traditional Japanese footwear, Margiela was one of the first fashion houses to embrace the oft-controversial tabi detailing, with iterations of its now-iconic silhouette only recently introduced in men’s sizes. This low-top sneaker is a far cry from the original, heeled boot, instead sporting a canvas upper and vulcanized rubber outsole.
Offered here in both black and black/blue colorways, the sleek shoe is clearly inspired by classic skate kicks, with five eyelets and a reinforced heel for extra sturdiness. Margiela branding is printed along the white midsole, adding further visual interest, with white contrast stitching reinforcing the classic skate motif.