If you missed out the releases of the sought-after Project 0 Classic Leather Tabi earlier this year, this week sees the release of two new colourways. Drawing on codes evolved by creative director John Galliano, one of 2021’s hottest sneakers express the characteristics of the French fashion house through one of the Bolton-born, Boston-based sportswear brand’s most recognisable designs. Here’s your second chance to purchase a future collectible or add the summer’s hottest release to your sneaker rotation.
Unifying innovation with heritage, the new with the familiar, and the everyday with the otherworldly, the Classic Leather Tabi splices two 80s-born icons into one. From the opening walk of its radical debut show in 1989, Maison Margiela’s interpretation of the split-toed Japanese tabi sock, the Tabi boot has been fashion’s most distinguishable footprints. Its reclusive founder has even described the Tabi boot as “the most important footprint of my career.” With its otherworldly standout split-toe construction, it represents the deconstructive design philosophy key to the house. If you’re wondering what socks you wear with it, the answer is a tabi toe sock, which is offered to complement both shoes.
Before the Tabi ignited imaginations and split toes, the Reebok Classic leather was born out of the 80s fitness revolution and announced itself with the tagline ‘You’ve Arrived’. Now, it takes confidence to launch a style with ‘classic’ in its name and over the last 38 year this formidable running shoe has become a staple in the casual wardrobe and remains one of Reebok’s most respected and recognisable shoes. It’s time for your favourite sneakers to leave a different mark.