Parisian fashion house Maison Margiela has collaborated with sportswear brand Reebok to launch a collection of high-heeled, split-toe trainers for the era of the "cyber-industrial revolution".
The shoe collection was launched during Maison Margiela's Spring-Summer 2020 Artisanal Co-ed show in Paris, which took place in January.
Each design is a cross between Reebok's dynamic Instapump Fury trainer from 1994 and the French haute couture atelier's signature Tabi shoe from 1988, which takes cues from the traditional Japanese split-toe sock.
The resulting hybrid design retains the Instapump Fury's futuristic aesthetic, with vibrant primary-colourways and geometric layering, but welcomes an additional split-toe and the occasional block high heel.
While the Tabi's split-toed calfskin upper forms the base of the shoes, Reebok's "pump mechanism" inflation technology informs the rest of the design.