Laceless designs have been coming to prominence as of late, and Maison Martin Margiela has long been one of the front runners in trend. This latest release, a laceless leather loafer, is a pretty cool piece for Summer. Featuring a distressed leather finished in a gold, mustard, & brown patchwork pattern, these shoes certainly aren’t for the sartorially shy. Still, they’re sure to be a piece that would set off any outfit, particularly one that is otherwise conservative.
Maison Martin Margiela
Shop 7, G/F
10 Ice House St.
Maison Martin Margiela has already released their fall 2011 lookbook, but we wanted to focus on the Replica sneaker for a moment. One of the fashion house’s biggest hits has been its “Replica” series which sets out to create new, high-quality reinterpretations of vintage pieces found all over the world by their globetrotting design team. For the new seasonl, MMM introduces a pair of black suede low-top sneakers with an elastic, laceless closure system as well as a single signature Margiela stitch on the upper heel. Available now through Maison Martin Margiela stockists.
We tend to hit Maison Martin Margiela much more on The Carry than we do here on The Shoe Buff. Nevertheless, we just found these latest fall 2011, Italian leather boots from the ‘Maison’.
In a military jackboot style, the upper is covered with a detachable woolen sock. A trend we’d seen on several women’s styles last winter, this is a manly take on the same idea. Indeed the wool is intended as an aesthetic detail as much as it is an insulator. Fastened in place with four pressed snaps, when the sock is removed the boot reveals a soft leather lining.
These days it seems no one can properly predict the weather. Having functionally versatile footwear is always a plus. Available online.
Maison Martin Margiela presents this new pair of chain suede sneakers in grey. The high-top sneakers feature a pebbled suede upper, with chain and suede detailing around the lace-up placket. Detailed with distressed edges, and white stitching, the Italian-made shoes are available online.
Maison Martin Margiela keeps it crisp and clean with these sharp New Training Shoe Hi sneakers. Featuring leather and suede construction, beige laces and tonal details, the slick pair of trainers keep branding to a minimum, with no shortage of style. Look out for them at Maison Martin Margiela boutiques.
Maison Martin Margiela offers a little metallic sheen on these low-top suede sneakers, courtesy of a distressed silver topcoat. The shoe features a rounded toe, beige lace-up tie, logo patch at padded tongue and rubber crepe sole. Made in Italy, the shimmering shoes are available online now.
From Maison Martin Margiela come these sharp textured black leather ankle boots. Designed with a rounded pointed toe, raised piping at vamp level and exposed side zip closure, they’ll add some punch to your overall look. Made in Italy, you can grab these online now at a discounted price.
Maison Martin Margiela continues to defy expectations and blow minds with this wood effect shoe. A laceless oxford, the brown leather of this shoe is finished with a wild wood effect design. Made of napa leather and featuring a cap toe design, the shoe is online now.
Martin Margiela releases these Replica Sneakers for their Fall / Winter 2010 collection. Leather lined, featuring lambskin uppers and calf-split panels, these are the perfectly antiquated shoe for a relaxed and easy look. Replicated from a pair of Austrian sneakers from the 1970s, the white washing of the shoe make for a convincing claim that you found these treasures simply lying around in your parents’ basement. Kick it old school and grab a pair online from Oki-Ni.
Maison Martin Margiela gets ready to release the Martin Margiela – Flat Sandal. The shoe is reminiscent of a typical gladiator sandal but much more simpler. It comes in a dark toned in leather and seems like a scandal that can be worn in numerous outfit situations, diversity not being a strong point of most sandals.