x Undercover 1461 EMBOSS
Last season, Undercover punctuated the cinematically stylized urban gang warfare motif of their New Warriors collection with collaborative Dr. Martens footwear. A natural choice, seeing as how the British imprint’s iconic styles have been on the front lines of countless real life subculture scraps, as well as fictionalized accounts.
With Undercover returning to the violent youth theme for Autumn/Winter, this time with A Clockwork Orange, Dr. Martens footwear is once again called into collaborative action. Where the text and graphic adorned New Warriors footwear took its cues from the gritty New York surroundings of that world, this season’s footwear is centered around the veneer of dapper attire and faux-affability of Alex and the droogs.
The low cut, 1461 silhouette is outfitted in glossy patent Lamper leather, perfect for paring with something like a bowler hat, while non-standard text adornments reading ‘balance,’ ‘chaos,’ and ‘we make noise, not clothes’ at the vamp and heel are embossed, for a suitably restrained, minimalist feel. The traditional gum sole and yellow stitching make it abundantly clear though, that this is still a shoe that can take care of itself.
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