Following the Spring/Summer 2020 Maison Margiela runway in Paris in January, the boot-sneaker hybrid that stormed the runway got everyone talking. In partnership with sportswear giant Reebok, the French fashion house has combined its grunge flair for the Tabi Instapump Fury, with the collaborative effort set to continue into 2021.
The Tabi Instapump Fury will release in both heeled (Tabi Instapump Fury Hi) and flat (Tabi Instapump Fury Lo) versions. The flat is reminiscent of the sole design of the Retro Fit, the sneaker launched by Maison Margiela in 2018, while the 10cm heel version is an interpretation of the Instapump Fury’s sole design. This is the first time that Reebok has produced a heeled version of the Instapump Fury.
John Galliano uses the conscious codes and science of today in a dialogue between Reebok’s revolutionary Instapump Fury sneaker and the French fashion house’s legendary split-toed shoe. The Tabi Instapump Fury is a statement shoe for the age of the cyber-industrial revolution and builds on Maison Margiela’s analyses of the conversation between humanity and technology in the digital era. The Tabi’s split-toed upper creates the foundation for the new shoe, which morphs with Reebok’s pump mechanism, an inflation technology originally developed one year after the Tabi in 1989.
To get your hands on the luxury sneaker iteration, you’ll have to get in quick from September 25. Retailing at $1,400 AUD, for Australian readers you can cop the style at MaisonMargiela.com. Be quick, these hyped pieces won’t last long.