First it was Nike, then luxury cult designer Balenciaga followed suit with its much-talked about Speed Trainers and not before long, socks sneakers were all the rage. 2018 has seen the bizarre, wild and outrageous in the sneaker world and before the year can close on a peaceful note, it is French fashion house Maison Margiela who will have the last hurrah.

Known for its unique twist and deconstructive aesthetic on classic silhouettes, Maison Margiela has reinterpreted the sock design in its own accord. Quite literally reminiscent of a dirty sock, the knitted upper is adorned in logomania-style branding, set upon a translucent sole. Scuffed in black patches across the entire sneaker, Maison Margiela has done the distressing for you.

Already available on stockists including Farfetch, the style is also available in a cleaner, black colourway for a more minimal approach. Check out a closer look at the sock sneakers below, before copping the style here.