Just look at old hip-hop album covers.
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Underneath that hot glue is what has become the norm for modern designer sneakers as we enter the 2020s: a New Balance made with premium materials marked up 10x for overzealous trust-fund kids.
When I ask Geiger about the cum shoes in particular, he could only laugh.
To acquire a pair of limited-release sneakers by a major brand requires know-how and a sense for which releases matter and which can be ignored.
And given my — and any sane person's — reaction, this is likely exactly what Margiela wanted.