Maison Martin Margiela women 's Defile Distressed Leather Arched Sole boots in black. These Martin Margiela shoes are made from leather that becomes more distressed towards the bottom of the shoe and sole. The boots feature a signature white Martin Margiela stitch across the bottom of the heel, and the leather sole sits deeper than the arched base of the boots. The boots fasten with a black metal zip that runs up the back of the heel. The elusive Belgian designer Martin Margiela is the unofficial 'seventh member' of the 'Antwerp Six' collective, a group of designers famed for their visionary forward thinking. Their uncompromising approach to their work is reminiscent of Comme Des Garcons founder Rei Kawakubo. Deconstructed pieces play a central role in his work, and archaic found objects are often transformed into fascinating couture in his hands. These boots are from the 'Defile' runway collection. 100% leather.