Sneaker fever. Maison Margiela and Reebok renew their collaboration, while the auction at Sotheby’s has started, ending on March 4, to win a unique pair of sneakers. Which one? The prototype of the LV I (RED) model, designed (and signed) by Virgil Abloh.
The luxury re-edition
In 1983, Reebok launched the Classic Leather running on the market. In 1988, the artistic director of Maison Margiela, John Galliano, created the Classic Leather Tabi sneakers. The collaboration between the two brands starts in January 2020, while a month ago the hand-painted Bianchetto was born from the merger of the two iconic models. Now, comes a second edition of Maison Margiela x Reebok Classic Leather Tabi. It has two monochromatic variants: black and white. The shoes are in soft nappa, and are available from Friday February 26 on reebok.it, as well as in selected Maison Margiela boutiques for 300 dollars.
Meanwhile, Sotheby’s has auctioned the prototype of Louis Vuitton’s & (RED) LV I Trainer that Abloh created in collaboration with Red, a non-profit organisation that has been fighting AIDS since 2006 and is now fighting Covid-19. The sneaker features an embossed monogram on the white leather with bright red profiles and details. It is made in Italy and is signed by LV male artistic director Virgil Abloh. The size is 9 UK. It is possible to make an offer until March 4th. The estimated value is between 30,000 and 40,000 dollars. All proceeds will be donated to support (RED) charity.