AGAINST THE GRAIN SINCE 1960: CELEBRATING SIX DECADES OF DR. MARTENS
Almost exactly 60 years ago, an icon was born. The original boot's design was a collision of two worlds - cutting-edge German engineering and many decades of British shoemaking heritage. This unlikely fusion was the first step in what became the brand's incredibly diverse and unpredictable history.In a few short decades, the air-cushioned boots were taken from workshop floors through streets and onto music stages - just as likely to be seen on a fashion runway as a festival field. The boots unconventional markings - yellow welt stitching, grooved sole and scripted heel loop became a symbol of working-class pride and self-expression.Fast forward 60 years, and from the outside, little has changed. Dr. Martens boots are still comfortable, durable and designed to get better with age. The only thing that is not and will never be the same are people wearing them. The innovators, rebels and freethinkers who've turned a humble British bootmaker into a global alternative brand.
Available at Metro Paragon & Metro Causeway Point.