From Metro UK
I’m very sorry to say this, but it looks as though 2019 will be as cursed a year as 2018.
Just eight days into the new year the first menswear trend has been declared. And it’s pure evil.
Brace yourselves: Goat feet shoes are coming.
Let us explain.
On the Golden Globes red carpet, Australian actor Cody Fern showed up wearing black boots that had a cleave down the middle, making his feet look like those of a goat… or the actual Devil.
These boots are the creation of Maison Margiela, and they’ve actually been a thing for 30 years. They’re called the Tabi boots, and were first designed as women’s boots with a higher heel.
Last year, Margiela released a men’s version of the Tabi. Now, with the help of a celeb, they might actually trickle their way down from the catwalk, to celebs, to street style types, to the high street.
GQ has declared that after decades of existence, 2019 will be the year the Tabi – and other shoes to give you goats’ feet – will go big.
They might be right. While one celeb alone cannot make Satan style shoes a trend, two might just be able to, and back in August BTS’s Jin wore a silver pair for the concept art for Love Yourself: Answer.
First the Kpop scene wears something, then the edgy celeb men, then Harry Styles, and then bam, everyone’s into it.
As with all great fashion items, the Tabi boot is divisive.
Some people adore shoes that make their feet look like goat’s hooves, while others, shockingly, don’t want to walk around in the shoes of the Devil.
A small group of people want split-toe shoes to be taken further, with boots carefully carved for each toe.
But what we all must accept is that goat boots are coming. We must brace ourselves, and hastily figure out whether we need to invest in special socks (the shoes are actually inspired by Japanese tabi socks, which have a split toe design to allow wearers to put on their sandals, so they’d be a good place to start).