Maison Margiela and Reebok's Classic Leather Tabi Is Back in Black (and White)

Two no-frills colorways of Margiela’s Tabi-toed take on Reebok’s famous trainer.

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Maison Margiela and Reebok‘s Classic Leather Tabi is back in black (and white). After debuting in January via a hand-painted “Bianchetto” colorway, the high end split-toed take on Reebok’s classic trainer is opting for more simple looks, ones that put the shoe’s famed shape — and its modified signature detail — on full display.

Built of supple Napa leather, each upper features a fully monochromatic build that’s centered around the split toebox. Due to the no-frills nature of the designs, branding is largely kept to a minimum. The only visible exception is a co-branded Margiela/Reebok tongue tag that diverges from the tonal palette by offering a dash of white on the black shoe and a sprinkle of black on the white shoe. Each pair replicates this graphic on its insoles, is rounded off with a standard EVA foam midsole and comes with a special pair of Tabi socks. In an interesting footnote, each was originally introduced in the ’80s: Margiela debuted its Tabi toe in 1988 and Reebok first released the Classic Leather in 1983.

The Maison Margiela x Reebok Classic Leather Tabi will release in “Black” and “White” via Maison Margiela and Reebok‘s webstores, plus stockists like HBX. The MSRP for each is set at $300 USD.

For a different take on Tabi style, check out Maison Margiela’s fully transparent Tabi loafers.

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