Dr. Martens and Atmos may have launched a few decades apart, but these two footwear titans are linked by the outsize impact they have left on global style culture. Since they first made their way from factory floors and postal routes to clubs, high streets, and terraces, Dr. Martens have been a fashion fixture that transcends borders and labels. Atmos made a similar impact on the 21st century. Their presentation of sneakers as worthy of something greater than a trip to an old-fashioned sporting goods shop helped to shape the nascent Japanese streetwear scene, and then redefined how international sneaker culture worked.
A collaboration between these two legends brings the full weight of their legacies along for the ride, making the balance of history and innovation a delicate process. The result defies trends and categorization.
The classic 3-eyed 1461 shoe opts for the soft touch. The familiar, smooth black leather and yellow welt stitching construction remains in place, with brightly colored, hiking rope laces and metal eyelets add contemporary flair to the 1461’s utilitarian legacy.
The Combs Tech, a recent addition to the Dr. Martens catalogue featuring a buckled ankle strap and streamlined silhouette, takes its envelope pushing mandate to new heights. A combination upper of smooth black leather and recycled Super Knit fabric also utilize hiking eyelets and bright colored laces, with additional nylon taping at the exposed foam, padded tongue.
Both silhouettes feature co-branding details, and a white tinged take on the signature, air-cushioned Dr. Martens sole units.
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