Model: Classic Leather Tabi “Bianchetto”
Release Date: January 30
Price: €350 / $350
What the Internet Is Saying: The reception was generally mixed, though the shoe got a lot of attention thanks to Kim Kardashian teasing it on her stories. The most commonly asked question: “Wtf kind of socks do you wear with that?” The answer? Tabi socks.
What We’re Saying: Reebok’s fashion collaborations are second to none, as the New England sportswear company is not averse to throwing out the rule book and trying something different. Following a Tabi, platform InstaPump Fury, Reebok and Maison Margiela have given the Classic Leather a split-toe makeover.
The shoe also features Margiela’s signature hand-painted “Bianchetto” aesthetic. A black leather base is coated with white paint, which purposely chips over time and through wear.
Both the Tabi and the Classic Leather were born in the ’80s (1988 and 1983, respectively) and are central to each brand’s lasting identity. This collaboration is therefore the coming together of two era-defining icons, and couldn’t be more fitting.
Look for the Maison Margiela x Reebok Classic Leather Tabi “Bianchetto” to drop on January 30 for $350.