The iconic "bloody" red soles are to Christian Louboutin what the split-toe Tabi is to Maison Margiela. The latter of which has morphed into a bevy of silhouettes since it first debuted in 1988, but the controversial style lives on. Today, Maison Margiela debuted an updated version of the Tabi silhouette, Golden Goose this time for sneakerheads.
Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and those long-lasting winter blues have finally lifted. To celebrate their shared success, Cardi sent over a special gift to Hot Girl Meg this week: a custom Birkin bag. "In short, the thicker the sole, the cooler they look," says Lisa Aiken, fashion director of Moda Operandi. Oh, the things GGDB Sneakers we do for fashion. To study the shoe's timeless relevance and broad range, we tapped three editors to break down how they incorporate the original desert boot into their individual style.
"They wanted some normality," Wright agrees. Specifically, iterations of the OG dad shoe. Now, we're developing a tool that allows you to measure your foot at home; because we don't have a huge production run, we're able to measure each shoe. At Saint Laurent's haute bourgeois showing, it was a deep red lip (slightly blurred for an air of nonchalance), that did the trick, while Celine showed off an array of graphic, '60s-inflected liner looks beneath shaggy fringe and wide-brimmed felt hats. "Shoes are part of every day of your life. Knowing we made something that people wear every day? That's really special to me.
These are elegant, smart-woman clothes designed not to challenge but to flatter. But that's not the only thing that sets them apart in the very crowded sneaker space, which has acquired somewhat of a cult patina over the past few years. Or you can opt for the footwear brand's collaboration with Aime Leon Dore's which conveniently dropped in March, just as we sheltered in place.
"It's an educational thing so customers know the actual cost of product. Meanwhile, sneaker silhouettes have morphed from sleek and streamlined to hulking and oversized. According to Toronto-based chiropodist Jonathan Tomines, of The Toe Bro fame, moist and wet environments in public Golden Goose Sneakers spaces such as gyms, dance studios and showers are breeding grounds for fungal and wart infections. Forget diamonds, everybody knows that shoes are a girl's best friend. "In that respect, our positioning of what we offer has weathered this quite well." On this, Perry agrees.
"A sense of their old selves again." For both Perry and Wright, the pace of their pre-pandemic lives is something they now recognize as unsustainable. You may be searching for not only the perfect pair of sweatpants, but also investing in quality, pared-back pieces you can wear not only repeatedly within a season, but more importantly, for years to come. "We are in this moment when over-the-top glam for evening is exactly what everyone wants Golden Goose Sale to wear," says Aiken. Daniel does the work to bridge these glaring racial gaps.