Dr. Martens 1460 8-Eye Ultraviolet Boot - Little Kid / Big Kid - White / Meadow
Take a garden stroll in style this season with the 1460 8-Eye Ultraviolet Boot from Dr. Martens! These classic 1460s are made with smooth, matte Athena leather and feature allover butterfly graphics that change color in the sun and a cemented air-cushioned sole that provides durability and traction.
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Please note: ultraviolet products require exposure to direct light (sunlight is best) in order to change the color. Every 7-8 minutes spent charging results in approximately 10 minutes of color-change time.
- Durable leather upper made with Athena, a smooth PU-coated leather with a matte finish
- Allover butterfly graphics that change color when exposed to ultraviolet light
- Soft textile lining
- Classic heel pull loop
- 8-eye lace closure offers a secure fit
- Side zipper closure for hassle-free on and off
- Cushioned footbed provides lasting comfort
- Cemented sole construction with signature yellow welt stitching
- Air-cushioned PVC outsole delivers premium traction
When the Dr. Martens boot first catapulted from a working-class essential to a countercultural icon back in the 1960s, the world was pre-internet, pre-MTV, pre-CD, pre-mp3s, pre-mobile phones… hey, they’d only just invented the teenager. In the years before the boot’s birthday, April 1, 1960; kids just looked like tribute acts to their parents, younger but the same. Rebellion was only just on the agenda for some - for most kids of the day, starved of music, fashion, art and choice, it was not even an option. But then an unlikely union of two kindred spirits in distinctly different countries ignited a phenomenon.
In Munich, Germany, Dr. Klaus Maertens had a garage full of inventions, including a shoe sole almost literally made of air; in Northampton, England, the Griggs family had a history of making quality footwear and their heads were full of ideas. They met, like a classic band audition, through an advert in the classified pages of a magazine. A marriage was born, an icon conceived of innovation and self-expression.
Together they took risks.
They jointly created a boot that defined comfort but was practical, hard-wearing and a design classic. At first, like some viral infection, the so-called 1460 stooped near to the ground, kept a low profile, a quiet revolution. But then something incredible started to happen. The postmen, factory workers and transport unions who had initially bought the boot by the thousand, were joined by rejects, outcasts and rebels from the fringes of society.
At first, it was the working-classes; before long it was the masses.
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