Dr. Martens and A Bathing Ape Re-Issue Classic 1460 Boots
To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Dr. Martens is collaborating with 12 brands, labels and designers to reimagine its classic work boots.
With its signature yellow stitching, heel-loop and air-cushioned “Bouncing Soles”, Dr Martens were initially worn by workers who toiled on their feet all day and valued the boot’s comfort and durability.
Later, Docs were famously adopted by youthful punk rock tribes of the 1980s and grungy fashionistas of the 1990s, and plenty of folks are still stomping around in them today.
To mark the first pair of Dr. Martens 1460 boots rolling off the production line on April 1, 1960 (the “1.4.60” date inspired the boot’s name) the venerable British brand recently announced a new series of collaborations to celebrate the now-iconic 1460’s 60th anniversary.
Dr. Martens will join forces with 12 brands, labels and designers for a series of limited edition 1460 collabs. The first is with A Bathing Ape, the popular Japanese streetwear label known for its distinctive camo prints. The Dr. Martens x BAPE 1460 boot features BAPE camo and star logo, yellow laces, and a side zipper for easy on-and-off access.
They’re available starting January 25 at drmartens.com, with future collabs to drop every month throughout 2020.