Maison Martin Margiela 6 black flat slip-on tabi boots in pleather (39) — fall 2002

Size: 39

Insole: 24 cm

Length toe-split to heel : 21,5 cm

Outer sole: 26 cm

Shaft: 12 cm



Plastic / vegan leather outer

Fabric inside

Fabric and rubber details



Slip-on ankle boot

Split-toe tabi style, inspired by ancient Japanese workman’s shoes

Pull on style

Ribbon detail with pull loops on the front and back

Elastic band at the ankles

Rubberised toe tips

Rubber sole with trim

Margiela 6 line

From the fall 2002 collection


Condition: 3/5

Regular wear but a tear on the side of the rubber sole and creasing in the outer layer, will crease more by wearing



About Maison Martin Margiela

Martin Margiela is a Belgian designer, graduating from the Royal Academy of fine arts in Antwerp. He is often mistaken as one of the ‘Antwerp Six’.

At the time when Ann Demeulemeester,Walter van Beirendonck, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee were showcasing in London, Margiela was already working for Jean Paul Gaultier.


Martin Margiela stayed away from the public eye, remaining backstage after his shows and only allowing press to contact hem via fax. Maison Martin Margiela’s discreet brand label consists of a blank piece of cloth or with the numbers 0-23. The trademark is attached with four small, white stitches, visible on the outside on unlined garments. The concept behind this was so the tag could be cut out, making the garment anonymous like it’s creator.


Margiela’s work is highly conceptual; a large piece of his repertoire is playing with conventions and recycling. Influenced by Rei Kawakubo, he works with deconstructed garments and frayed edges, nevertheless are his garments perfectly tailored. A lot of his work also includes trompe-l’oeil, a reference to René Magritte. His work is more often talked about as ‘art’ rather than fashion. His most iconic piece is his tabi boot, Margiela’s interpretation of Japanese split-toe tabi socks.


Martin left his eponymous label in 2009, leaving the creative staff to continue the collection for several seasons. In 2014 John Galliano was appointed as new head designer. The only way now get an original Martin Margiela piece, is only by buying vintage Margiela clothing.

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg

Shoe size