The everlasting appeal of the Dr. Martens 1460 Boot.

Posted: 13/01/2023 @ 09:39AM

Dr. Martens 1460 Boots have their roots in British Youth Subculture, playing a key role in the aesthetic of Mod Revivalists, Skinheads, Punks and patrons of classic Indie style. Timeless retro footwear that will never fade, the lasting heritage of the Dr Martens 1460 boots has proved to be as durable as the boots themselves. The classic retro 8 eyelet lace fastening, grooved sidewall, scripted heel loop, bouncing soles and yellow stitching are engrained in fashion history, sharing a close affinity with youth rebellion, social revolution and moreover the British music scene.


A brief history of the Dr. Martens 1460 Boot.

It was British shoe manufacturer R. Griggs Group Ltd. that launched the Dr. Martens 1460 Boot in the UK, trademarking the now legendary AirWair soles and incorporating the iconic yellow stitch detailing. Dr. Martens 1460 Boots were originally launched on the 1st April, 1960 (hence the name 1460 i.e. 1st of the 4th [April] 1960).


A style that maintained it’s original and world renowned look since its inception, Dr. Martens 1460 Boots now come in a whole host of colours and compositions, all with the iconic silhouette at the forefront of the design. The boots have become works of art, a canvas for one’s own expression, bringing a confidence, style and attitude to reflect each individuals tastes.


Cool collaborations with bands such as The Who, Joy Division, The Sex Pistols and most recently The Clash showcase Dr. Martens close affinity to the British music scene, whilst they have also partenered with The National Gallery for some exqusite art infused footwear. Previous seasons have seen Dr. Martens incoprporate the works of famous British Artists such as William Blake aand JMW Turner. All these colabs demonstrate the unique and inimitable appeal of the iconic Dr. Martens 1460 Boots.


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