Rugged durability and casual comfort come together to bring you the Dr. Martens 1460 8-Eye Aztec Crazy Horse Boot. The 1460 8-Eye Aztec Crazy Horse Boot features a durable leather upper with a worn-in look and feel, classic lace closure, and air-cushioned rubber outsole for superior comfort. The upper is sewn to the outsole with classic yellow, single welt stitch construction for ultimate durability.
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- Durable leather upper with worn-in look and feel
- 8-eyelet lace closure offers a secure fit
- Air cushioned sole offers impact resistance and comfort
- Goodyear welt construction with signature yellow stitching
- Durable rubber outsole provides abrasion and slip resistance
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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