Maison Margiela | Masters of the Hybrid-Silhouette

Maison Margiela continues to be one of myu personal favourite brands. They more then anyone, continually create clevery unique alterations on every day designs in ways that are, to be completley honest, a little fkn cheeky, but they execute so well that they somehow seem to pull it off (most of the time).

These particular Skate Hybrids take a classic high-top Vans silhouette, and pair them with an angular leather section that heel wraps around the heel, which also doubles as a fastening section. Taking inspiration from the vulcanized sole unit used by Vans, the upper sits atop what looks to be a slighty chunkier proportioned, cup sole interpretation. It’s almost like Vans and Visvim had a baby.

You’ll either hate these shoes or love them. I happen to land on the latter. For those that reciprocate my feelings, here’s a little more info about them.

“Paying a lavish homage to tried-and-true skate style kicks from the likes of Vans, Margiela uses a black suede upper that wraps onto a buffed leather encompassing tonal stitching. The high-top varies with its ribbed collar and white detailing on the suede. The Italian label adds flourishes to the heels with a white sewn heel counter and decorative leather laces as the body sits atop a white sole.” – Hypebeast



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Mr. Bailey

Product Designer + Footwear Architect | Founder of @ConceptKicks |

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