Get tough this summer with the new 1460 8-Eye Panel Boot from Dr. Martens! These rugged boots rock greasy Streeter leather and Extra Tough 50/50 textile uppers, 8-eye lace closures with side zippers for easy on and off, Goodyear® welt construction, and chunky BEN outsoles for premium durability and traction.
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- Combination leather and textile upper made with Streeter, a robust greasy leather designed for everyday wear and Extra Tough 50/50, a synthetic woven fabric made from 50% recycled plastic
- 8-eye lace closure with flecked laces offers a secure fit
- Side zipper closure for hassle-free on and off
- Classic heel pull loop
- Cushioned footbed ensures all-day comfort
- Signature yellow welt stitching
- Goodyear® welt heat seals and sews the upper and sole together, providing excellent flexibility
- Durable BEN outsole, a slightly chunky version of the signature Docs air-cushioned slip-, oil-, and abrasion-resistant PVC outsole
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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