Originally Posted by 1969
I'm not sure if those are on ebay or what, but I don't think those are MMM. Line 14 is supposedly the "replica" offerings, meaning they are more or less copies of something vintage they've found somewhere. That said, those look like chunky English or American shoes and not like something from Margiela. Buy them if you like them but I imagine "Line 14" could be some little known brand rather than the MMM line.
No, line 14 isn't the replica offerings. A few clarifications about Margiela numbers:
0: collection artisanale for women & men (the couture pieces shown during the haute couture presentations, sometimes the men's line are "0 10")
" ": Défilé (runway) collection for women (entirely white label, the original collection, it used to be synonymous with line 1 but hasn't been so since 2008)
1: the collection for women (more intellectual and process oriented line)
3: Fragrance (came out 2012, developped by L'Oréal)
4: a wardrobe for women (more dressy and "timeless" stuff)
mm6: garments for ♀ (used to be just 6, these are the basic garments collection is also called "basic garments for women")
8: eyewear collection
10: the collection for men (equivalent of line 1, started in SS09)
11: a collection of accessories for women & men
12: fine jewellery collection (the equivalent of say Dior Joaillerie, so pricier stuff made in partnership with Damiani)
13: objects & publications
14: A wardrobe for men (equivalent of line 4, started SS05)
15: mail order
22: a collection of shoes for women and men (started in AW05-06, previously were in line 1 and 10 so I dunno where the 14 for shoes could come from)
Sartorial: capsule collection part of line 14, basically pricey menswear suits done the traditional way, blingbling gold lining with the words Martin Margiela
Replica: collections 4 and 14 often include "replica" items, you'll see the word on the tag and they're reproduction of vintage objects and the origin is mentionned in a short text
Aids t-shirt: a series of tees to provide money to french charity AIDES fighting, you guessed it "aids", there is a text you can read when the tee is folded but not when you're wearing it.
On the labels you have the numbers from 0 to 23 with the appropriate collection circled but not all of them are in use.
To come back to the shoes in question, AFAIK there were never line 14 shoes, line 14 has never been written like you see in the pictures and if it is something from Sartoria well the shoes would be recent and have MMM somewhere in gold lettering. I would not believe they are Margiela but everything is possible, especially if it is a weird sample.