When it comes to high fashion’s sneaker offering, regular readers of Highsnobiety will know all about our love for Maison Margiela‘s output. If you’re going to max out the credit card on some luxe kicks, there are plenty of worse things to spend your money on than some fresh creps from the fashion house.
And, while Margiela is known to drop some quirkier pieces on the apparel front ($1,000+ for less than a quarter of a sweater?), its footwear offerings are the gift that keep on giving, from its chunky Fusion, Artisanal and Security silhouettes to its sleeker sock and Replica kicks.
Scroll down to take a look at all the sneakers fast outpacing the rest of the luxury sneaker world, and our picks of each.
The minimalist Replica has released in all kinds of colorways now, from leopard print to neon green and space age, but you can’t beat the low-key colorways like the white and blue versions with gum sole below, or the newer, ultra-luxe satin pairs. Made from premium materials most traditionally including a quality leather upper with suede overlays, this is a timeless style from Margiela based on the classic Bundeswehr German army trainer.
The utilitarian Retro Fit silhouette of Margiela is a testament to the house’s love for extravagant cuts. The chunky, heeled low-top kicks feature exposed foam padding throughout, perforated toe details, and both a tonal lace-up and Velcro closure. Whether you rock plainer beige or white versions, or bolder metallic styles — all come with gold colorways.
Margiela’s Fusion is the Frankenstein’s monster of the sneaker world, featuring an extra-chunky shape, crazy glue splatterings, and a super unconventional deconstructed upper. Coming with the highest of all the Margiela footwear price tags, each of the more recent colorways is your most sure-fire way to land yourself in a fashion week street style round-up.
Though far less unconventional, Margiela’s two cents on the classic canvas sneaker shouldn’t be overlooked. The Belgian fashion house’s new deconstructed sneakers feature both textile and cord laces, paired with color-blocked, metallic, and solid colorways. Available in both low-top and high-top models, the new silhouette is a low-key yet steezy addition to any rotation.
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- Curated by: Yulia Pankova