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.
Fern repeated the buzzy look at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday.
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.
Split-toe loafers and flats are also available for purchase, coming in shiny black leather at a $695 price point.
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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