For those in the know, the Maison Margiela Replica sneaker is the very definition of a modern classic: inspired by a purely functional trainer used by the German army in the 70s, the Replica uses the finest Italian craftsmanship and premium leathers to elevate the silhouette to a luxurious footwear option for any casual outfit. Forming the basis of the core Margiela footwear collection, the Replica sneaker returns to Aphrodite once again this season, along with two new additions to our lineup: the Mid Top and Retro Runner sneakers.
The Mid-Top sneaker is a brand new style for this season, a minimal take on classic moccasin styles merged with a skate influence. The uppers are crafted from luxurious calf leather and suede with hidden elasticated gussets for a comfortable fit, while square leather laces are looped through the ankle for extra support, all sat atop a solid rubber sole unit. Butter-soft leather linings and a cushioned insole finish off this ultra-premium sneaker.
The Retro Runner is part of the same family as the Replica sneaker, sharing similar detailing to the original but translated into a rugged vintage trail running silhouette, with mixed leather, suede and mesh uppers, cushioned foam midsole and a cleated Italian rubber outsole for superior grip. The materials, construction and comfort are all top-notch as to be expected, and the chunky profile of the shoe is ideal for pairing with slim or cuffed trousers for a stylish look.
Finally, the iconic Replica Sneaker itself returns in three all-new colourways: tonal black and white options, along with a 70s-inspired light blue and gum makeup that would be perfect to keep aside until the warmer months. All feature the usual Italian calf leather uppers with suede overlays to the toe, heel and sides, solid rubber soles and woven cotton laces, and are finished with typically low-key branding, simply displaying the iconic Margiela label to the tongue.
All these new styles are available at Aphrodite Clothing now, alongside our full range of Maison Margiela clothing, footwear and accessories.