The stand-out feature of the sneaker is the Tabi split-toe construction, first introduced by Maison Margiela in 1988. The Classic Leather silhouette was entirely rebuilt to create the split-toe design, while the sneaker itself is constructed from nappa leather and an EVA midsole. Finishing off the design, the sneaker’s black leather base is covered in a hand-painted white coating to recall Margiela’s “Bianchetto” technique that chips with wear.
The sneaker also features hits of branding, including a Reebok logo on the lateral side. The tongue hosts both Reebok’s signature vector logo and Margiela’s classic branding.
Priced at $350 USD, the Maison Margiela x Reebok Classic Leather Tabi “Bianchetto” are due to release on January 30 via the Maison Margiela and Reebok web stores.