Maison Margiela and Reebok launch a new edition of the Tabi Instapump Fury.
Expanding their ongoing collaboration, Maison Margiela and Reebok present the second evolution of the Tabi Instapump Fury. The shoe – first launched in early 2020 – builds on the fusion between the sportswear studio’s classic Instapump Fury sneaker and the French Haute Couture house’s timeless split-toed Tabi shoe. Spring-Summer 2021, introduces the Tabi Instapump Fury Oxford, a glazed calf leather low-top derby featuring Reebok’s trademark The Pump Technology and a chunky sole, available in black, white and yellow colourways.
The Haute Couture values of Maison Margiela inspire a collaboration devoted to expert and progressive craftsmanship, fusing the technical inventions of Reebok with the continuous analysis of the relationship between humanity and technology in the digital age, themes central to the practice of Maison Margiela.
Hybridising the most familiar shoe codes of the two collaborators, the Instapump Fury – Reebok’s trailblazing sneaker from 1994 – unites with Maison Margiela’s signature Tabi from 1988. The Tabi’s split-toed calfskin upper creates the foundation for the new derby, morphed with Reebok’s The Pump Technology, an inflation technology developed in 1989 to offer athletes a customized, locked-in fit. The transformative function echoes elements key to the philosophies of Maison Margiela.
The derby is placed on a sole design native to the Retro Fit, the sneaker launched by Maison Margiela in 2018, while the heeled boot interprets the Instapump Fury. Like the original Reebok sneaker, the outer-sole and midsole are constructed from rubber and expansive foam across different colour variations. For optimised flexibility and stability, a sheet of Hexalite is integrated in the sole.
Maison Margiela x Reebok Tabi Instapump Fury Oxford will be available for £ 805 in select Maison Margiela stores and on maisonmargiela.com and reebok.com on April 30th.