Maison Margiela have had a crack at this whole sock-fit sneaker thing and come out with this: the Knit Sock Boot. Their crisp white ribbed upper has been paired with a pre-distressed sole and finished with a care tag. And that’s it. So what makes these minimal booties worth four times the price of a sportswear equivalent? Are they knitted using fibres extracted from a rare Peruvian spider that feeds exclusively on Kobe beef? Are the pre-dirtied soles soiled using ash from the highest summit in Mordor? Nope, it’s just fashion. If you don’t get it, you shouldn’t be asking.
The Maison Margiela Knit Sock Boot is available now from select stockists, including online from Aphrodite.