Bright colours, cut-out designs, splashes of animal-print and platform soles all signify a Maison Margiela trainer. The Paris-based fashion house's line of women's trainers combines classic styles with bold new designs, with everything from high-tops, low-tops and slip-on trainers recreated with contemporary new fabrics, prints and colours. Explore the Maison Margiela trainer collection for slip-ons in gold leather, low-tops in graffiti print, or leather high-tops in futuristic designs.
The Maison Margiela Sneakers Buying Guide
Vivid colors, bold designs, graffiti and animal prints alongside platform soles are all signature features which you can expect on a Maison Margiela sneaker. The illustrious Paris house, founded by famously elusive Antwerp designer Martin Margiela, has been an avant garde style choice since its inception in 1988. Today, the brand is just as in demand by the sartorially informed and each product range can be identified by a number circled on the white hand-stitched label, with footwear bearing the number 22. In this buying guide expect to find high-tops, low-tops and slip-on sneakers created from contemporary fabrics and featuring futuristic designs.
The Most Wanted Maison Margiela Sneakers
Maison Margiela Replica Leather Sneakers
First introduced in 1998, the iconic Replica sneaker is reinterpreted in different colors and styles each season. This white and grey pair is crafted from leather in Italy, shaped to a low-top silhouette with a round toe, lace up front, branded tongue, framed with suede inserts and set on a rubber sole. Originally designed as a sports shoe and inspired by vintage styles, these Maison Margiela sneakers are sure to become part of your everyday edit and will create a statement whether you choose to wear them with casual or directional looks.
Maison Margiela Tabi Sneakers
Featuring the Maison’s iconic cleft toe, the Maison Margiela Tabi sneakers are crafted from a variety of fabrics, including canvas and leather and in an assortment of colors and prints. This particular pair is made from red velvet with white laces and coordinating rubber soles, finished with signature branding on the side of the heels.
Maison Margiela Retro Fit Sneakers
Maison Margiela’s penchant for deconstruction is evident through the build of these white Retro Sneakers. They’re crafted in Italy and can be seen in a low or high top silhouette, this white pair is filled with foam, accented with the house’s single stitch branding to the lateral sidewall and elevated underfoot with a chunky white rubber sole. Created in a plethora of designs including distressed black, multicoloured, PVC and purple, it’s no surprise that you’ll be spoilt for choice when selecting the pair that’s suited to you.
The Maison Margiela Sneakers Sizing Guide
Maison Margiela sneakers fit true to size, so we would advise that you use your usual size as a guideline when choosing. If you are unsure of which size to choose, our size chart can be used to help you navigate the sizing guidelines.
Maison Margiela sneakers are available in European sizes and you can see how they correlate to UK sizing in the chart below. We have added another chart so you can convert the European size to the corresponding USA size.
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How to Care for Your Maison Margiela Sneakers
Due to the love-worn appearance of Maison Margiela sneakers, in particular the Retro Fit silhouette, the distressed appearance will improve with wear over time. With certain materials such as velvet, canvas and suede we’d recommend taking extra care when it comes to washing yours. Using a soft-bristle brush will wipe away surface dirt and dust on leather, suede and fabrics, without ruining the texture. For leather materials, a specialist leather cleaner and conditioner will remove stains and leave a fresh finish.
- How can I tell if my Maison Margiela sneakers are real?
If you are unsure whether your pair of Maison Margiela sneakers are genuine, it’s important to inspect the quality and finish of the shoe. All Maison Margiela items are made to the highest standard and will always have signature details such as a hand-stitched white label and feature the number 22, this signifies that it’s part of the label’s footwear collection. In addition, the shoes will also come with a box, including a barcode and serial number.
- Are Maison Margiela sneakers ever on sale?
The brand has end-of-season sales through its selected retailers. We’ll highlight this on our pages, showing the percentage of money off and the new reduced price when these sales occur.
- Does Maison Margiela support sustainability?
The principles of Maison Margiela’s foundation is reworking and deconstructing vintage items in highly skilled, decorative ways to create innovative pieces. So in this sense, the label does support sustainability.