Factory work boots and a cushioned sole developed by a medical doctor recuperating from a broken foot seem like an incredibly unlikely starting point for footwear that would become a staple of cutting edge youth culture. But why would a shoe synonymous with individualistic style have a story about doing things the usual way?
After their adoption by the original ska and reggae loving skinheads in 1960s England unlocked the fashion potential of these humble work boots, the genie was well and truly out of the bottle. The genre hopping history of Doc Martens has taken the iconic bouncing soles from Slade to the Specials to Sham 69 to Specimen to the Smiths to Skinny Puppy to Soundgarden, and that’s just the ‘S’ section. It doesn’t really matter what your preferred brand of noise is, the timeless style and unshakable durability of Doc Martens are forever in style.
Introduced in 1980, the Adrian slip-on loafer was the perfect addition to the Dr. Martens repertoire for the glossy exterior of the new decade. Popular culture was no exception, as artists like ABC, Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran and Let's Dance era David Bowie, among others, ushered in a new age of youthful elegance.
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- Original 3-eye silhouette
- Fat and oil resistant, air-cushioned sole
- Grooved sides
- Visible stitching
- High shine, two-tone leather
- Double tassel, kiltie fringe