Impostor Footwear: Maison Martin Margiela’s tall cut-out knee boots

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Martin Margiela has been at it again, reinventing the humble knee boot. It was good of him to think of it, but to be perfectly honest, we didn’t really think the knee boot needed reinventing, particularly, and certainly not in this way.

We’ve called these “Impostor Footwear” because, at first glance, they appear to be boots masquerading as shoes – or possibly vice versa – but that’s not quite right, because these are actually just your common or garden “boots with a whopping great hole in the front”. You know, a hole through which to expose your foot from heel to almost-toe. These will keep your feet more-or-less covered on one side, but will leave the instep almost totally exposed, which we guess will probably be the appeal for some people.

Are you one of them? Do these appeal to you? If so, you can get them at Browns, where they’re £545.

10 Comments

  • January 30, 2009

    Hannah

    I admit that I like these – with a nice enough skirt, they’d go down a treat.

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  • January 30, 2009

    Vessi

    I think I`ll stick to the classic – boots OR shoes.

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  • January 30, 2009

    Madeline

    I like them! The shape is nice. I would totally wear these babies

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  • January 30, 2009

    Amanda Nicole

    So, are you supposed to wear them without stockings? Not sure how much I’d enjoy that…

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  • January 30, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Amanda makes a really good point – the boots look like they’re pull-on, which would mean the tights/stockings would end up being stretched/baggy where they’re exposed on the top of the foot.

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  • January 30, 2009

    Sophie

    I’m sorry, but I think these are hideous! I really couldn’t imagine wearing them with anything.

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  • January 31, 2009

    Magui

    I totally love this boots!!!

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  • February 1, 2009

    chocoholic

    I like them too. not very practical though!

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  • February 2, 2009

    Charlie

    They are aweful! I am not into shoes with a boot complex or vice-versa.

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  • February 2, 2009

    Diana

    Horrid boots

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