Maison Martin MargielaCrocodile-Embossed Skate Shoe, BlackDetailsMaison Martin Margiela skate shoe. Crocodile-embossed leather upper. 3/4" flat rubber sole for traction. Gored insets ease slip-on style. Leather lining and footbed. Made in Italy. Designer About Maison Martin Margiela: Enigmatic Belgian designer Martin Margiela is a pioneer of avant-garde fashion, working with other deconstructionist designers during the 1980s to redefine luxury under radical new terms. In conjunction with the influential Antwerp Six and pioneers like Comme des Garcon's Rei Kawakubo, Margiela challenged the boundaries of convention, turning out extreme proportions, deconstructed designs, and conceptual pieces made from found objects like trash bags and seat belts. Though the famously reclusive Margiela is no longer with the label he sold in 2002, his distinctive vision is as relevant as ever, influencing a new generation of mainstream and directional designers alike.