Why You’re About to See Maison Margiela’s ‘Goat’ Shoes Everywhere in 2019

Maison Margiela got footwear fans talking when its Tabi boots appeared on the red carpet at the 2019 Golden Globes Jan. 6.

The boots — which some are calling “goat” shoes — feature a split-toe. They were the talk of the internet after Cody Fern hit the red carpet in a shiny black pair, teaming the edgy boots with a sheer black button-down shirt and wide-legged trousers.

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Cody Fern at the Golden Globes on Jan. 6 in Maison Margiela Tabi boots.
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A closer look at Cody Fern’s Golden Globes footwear.
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Fern repeated the buzzy look at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday.

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Cody Fern at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Jan. 13 in another pair of Tabi boots.
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But the Tabi boots are nothing new. They have been around for 30 years, appearing regularly on fashion-forward A-listers since the early ’00s.

While the internet had mixed opinions when it came to Fern’s Golden Globes footwear, fashion fans began predicting that the split-toe shoes would gain in popularity in the new year.

And it seems as if Margiela is seizing the moment: The brand is offering new versions of the Tabi style for spring ’19.

Low-top and high-top canvas sneaker versions of the Tabi shoe have both come to market, with the low-tops retailing for $555 and the high-tops coming in at $665.

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A look at Margiela’s Tabi canvas low-top sneakers.
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Split-toe loafers and flats are also available for purchase, coming in shiny black leather at a $695 price point.

Maison Margiela Tabi split-toe flats.
Maison Margiela Tabi split-toe flats.
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And the boot look that spawned the new obsession over the goat shoes is also available for fans to get online, retailing at a cost of $1,485.

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Maison Margiela Tabi boots.
CREDIT: Courtesy of MatchesFashion

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