The “1460 Boot” from Dr. Martens has been a fashion staple for what seems like forever. Well, 60 years to be more accurate. What started out as a bombproof work boot found its way to the feet of the counterculture and punk rock scenes in the UK and America. Today, it’s a solid addition to almost anyone’s wardrobe regardless of musical or social identities.
The world’s most recognizable boot has taken on some new swag this year though. To commemorate the 60th anniversary Dr. Martens launched the “1460 Remastered” series. Each month of 2020 has released a different collaboration from a series of designers. Yohji Yamamoto, RAF Simmons, BEAMS, and BAPE have all been featured so far.
For the month of May, UNDERCOVER’s Jun Takahashi gets to lend his vision to the classic silhouette. An understated black corduroy simply yet elegantly wraps the 1460 in a minimalistic aesthetic. The S and N on the vamp of each pair is a nod to the “Spiritual Noise” slogan of UNDERCOVER. The inner lining and insole of the boots feature a lively floral pattern also a signature of the UNDERCOVER brand. The packaging matches the inner lining of the boots.
The original Dr Martens factory in Northamptonshire England is handling the workload for the production of the monthly special edition releases. These are a pleasant surprise compared to the special edition monthly releases we’ve seen so far from 2020. From pandemics, to aliens and murder hornets. It’s nice to maybe have something scheduled to look forward to.
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