Have you heard of the tennis Margiela GAT? This is a little unusual to listen to about this kind of mark here, but oddly enough, this replica of a tennis German military is one of the casual shoes that I like the most.
Since 1994, Maison Martin Margiela has been releasing a line called Replicates, with about thirty pieces of clothing and accessories. Each item of the “Replica” plays an artifact of the past, with the style (Style Description), provenance (Provennace) and period (Period) listed on the label.
The concept comes from the timelessness of some creations, and it involves parts that, theoretically, overcome the test of time. The idea is to draw each item to be as relevant today as it was in the past and probably will in the future. Between the releases of greatest success of this line is the Replica Sneaker, available in various colors for almost five hundred dollars.
To my happiness, there are a few much more versions cheap shoes Replica MMM. The product replicated by Margiela is the “German Army Trainer, a tennis shoe of the German army in the 1970s. Going back a little further in time, another famous supplier of the German army also made its popular version: the Adidas Samba.
The version of the Adidas is an option as well more into account than the Replicates, but the stripes end up with the minimalist aesthetic of a sneaker that was supposed to be simple and discreet.
This was not the only time that the design served as inspiration. The responsible for introducing the style to the upper echelon of the fashion was Heide Slimane. In 2002, when she led the creation of Dior Homme, he launched the sneakers Dior B01. Even the japanese Visvim has its Butzi-Folk. All of these versions without the logo cost a fortune.
Fortunately, there are still leftovers of the stock of the military. It is difficult to find the original outside of Germany but you can buy by the ebay German. Lookfor “bundeswehr turnschuhe,” “bundeswehr hallenschuhe,” or “bundeswehr sportschuhe”. The Google translator leaves the rest easy. Usually cost between thirty and forty dollars more in shipping. It also has a size guide for conversion of numbering.
Later, this design evolved to be one of the worst creations of modern, sapatênis. However, do not be fooled by the similarities. The sole “Gum Sole” and the silhouette sport but elongated to make a perfect pair with jeans or chino’s!