All tabi shoes are gorgeous in their own special kind of way, but the Maison Margiela Tabi Ankle Boot really does take the crown — especially in this paint-covered guise.
Made from 100-percent linen on the outside and 100-percent leather on the inside, these Tabi Boots subvert and disregard high-fashion expectations by sporting an upper covered in paint. It’s a design element taken from the Margiela history books, one which has been applied to everything from “Bianchetto” Reebok Classic Leathers to various pieces in collections over the years and even some of its sneakers, such as the Patchwork Sneakers that just dropped.
Covering these boots — which for many people are of grail status — in paint, makes for quite the statement. It says, “I don’t care.” Bound to look better with age as the paint cracks, you’ll start to see more details such as the small white stitch at the collar, the leather-lined split-toe detailing, and more of the sole unit, which is made up of stacked wood.
This particular Maison Margiela Tabi Ankle Boot is currently for sale at stockists such as Machine-A, costing $980 USD. Take a closer look at the pair above.
For more paint-covered pairs, check out these colorful Nike Blazers.