The award arrives just before the 60th anniversary of the iconic boot that has been on the feet of generations of youths.
Conceived in 1960 as a work boot, the 1460 is characterised by trademark yellow stitching around the sole, smooth leather, and eight eyelets. In the Seventies, it was adopted as a symbol of rebellion of the punk and Goth counterculture. It remained popular with the grunge movement, arriving even in the Harajuku district, while continuing to exercise its appeal with different generations of youths. Many music icons have also worn it on stage.
Dr. Martens 1460 is an extremely versatile boot, with a casual chic style that goes well with jeans or a long dress: it has never gone off the fashion radar, faithfully interpreting the spirit of the times for many generations. Today, it is completely at ease in the fluid context of modern-day genderless fashion.
Dr. Martens announces that it will celebrate the anniversary of the iconic boot with a series of co-labs in 2020 – one a month – featuring celebrities from the world of fashion.