Dr. Martens – MONOTONE Collection – 1480 8 Eye Boot

By - September 26th, 2008

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Implausible at the time, of how members of the 1960s’ counterculture movement came embraced a pair of work boots as their own.  But indeed, the story behind Dr. Martens is filled with such intrigues and more. A creation between one Dr. Maertens of Munich, Germany (And yes, he was a real medical doctor), who tinkered with inventions on the side, and the Griggs family of Northampton, England, who ran a footwear production line.  By joining their specialties, Dr. Maertens with his air filled sole and the Griggs with craftsmanship, the 1460 8 Eye Boot, the new joint venture’s very first product begin to roll out from its Northampton factory on April 1st, 1960.

Fast forward to now, not only is Dr. Martens a counterculture icon, but a fashionable medium as well, with its continue collaboration with designer Yohji Yamamoto and the upcoming collection with Raf Simons.  It also explored other design concept, like the the all-white model seen above.  The Dr. Martens MONOTONE Collection is just that, a single color scheme, from heel tab all the way to the outsole. Aside from the color, the Dr. Martens MONOTONE retains all the same features as the original 1480 8 Eye Boot.  Available for a limited time only at all chapters of BEAMS across Japan, including its ZOZOTOWN branch.

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