Pretty much all you need to know is that YouTube sensation Mimiyuuuh (who's also, by the way, a Preview November 2019 cover star) is positively obsessed with these babies. Meet the Maison Margiela Tabi boots—yep, those distinctive, near-alien, splice-toed kicks do have a name. Knowledge is power.
Mimi's chrome companions, perfect for intergalactic expeditions of every sort, were a lucky score—there was only one single, fated pair left in her size on Farfetch, she giddly told us at our shoot, so she couldn't help but tap "add to cart".
GHuÖrl's got serious taste. Now, for a bit of context! According to the label's website, the Tabi was actually introduced at the house's very first show in Spring-Summer 1989. Do the math. That's a 30-year throwback.
Its official description reads: "The Tabi shoe takes inspiration from the traditional Japanese split-toe sock, bearing the same name. A "heritage classic" of the Maison, which perfectly captures its avant-garde and insubordinate spirit, this footwear piece has been revisited in different traditions throughout the history of the fashion house."
Three decades of horse-hooved coolness have spurned a myriad of iterations, too! Scroll to see a coquettish satin high heel version, a pick in canvas sneaker form, Chinese style maven Fengfan's chic patent loafers, and Korean actress Suzy's uber-dainty ballet flat.
And, speaking of the latter, have you seen Autumn-Winter 2019's glittery goodness?
We lowkey, like, need these. If you agree, sound off in the comments!