Model Agyness Deyn stars in this sweet commercial for Dr. Marten’s shoes, wherein she talks about her first love. And, oh yes, shows off her awesome combat boots, too. [Dr. Marten's] Keep reading »
When I first met my boyfriend he was wearing pristine white Adidas sneakers. I punched him in the shoulder and said, “Hey, what’s up with your shoes?” He asked me what I meant. “I’ve never seen shoes that clean,” I said. “I don’t trust people with shoes that clean.” He pointed at a tiny smear of dirt near the toe and said, “They’re not that clean.” I don’t really remember how or why we ended up getting together after this, but I can tell you that those suspiciously clean sneakers were a real stumbling block (to be fair, my propensity for punching strangers probably didn’t help). You know what would have been a preferable footwear choice? Boots — the dirtier the better. Here are my top five reasons why … Keep reading »
Think Gen-Xers and nostalgic hipsters are the only ones wearing Dr. Martens these days? Apparently, they’re the uniform—quite literally—of a certain group of U.K. professionals. The cult-classic company has just started making shoes for the country’s post men (or post women; post people). The navy lace-ups come with a nifty “Royal Mail” imprinted on the heel. Now, what we want to know is: Can we get these cute kicks shipped internationally, please? [HighSnobiety.com] Keep reading »
Doc Martens are the ultimate iconic grunge boots. From neon pink to army fatigue, we’ve seen many a color and print variation over the years, some better than others. But we’re truly stoked for the latest incarnations in floral and tweed created by equally iconic Japanese designer, Yohji Yamamoto. Our favorite from the collection, which debuts at retailers in late August, has got to be plain old black on black. We love how the classic leather boot is complimented by a rich, jet black, tweed panel on the foot. All this chicness is going to cost though. The boots are $710, which is hundreds more than what the standard Dr. Martens go for (around $150). Log on to Dr. Martens website to find out where you can buy them, if say, you’re really rich and feel like it’s worth an extra $560 to get the Yohji version. Um… Keep reading »
Above, clockwise: The Original Cherry-Red Eight-Eyelet 1460 Work Boot; Sean John’s Interpretation; Vivienne Westwood’s Fishnet-Decorated Version; And Lulu Guinness’s Purple Painted Pair.
While cleaning out her closet, my sister found her beloved pair of sparkly gold Dr. Martens from high school. She wore them that night, just another sign that the brand is making a comeback. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, which is next January 4, Dr. Martens asked big name designers like Vivienne Westwood and Rick Owens to customize the original cherry-red eight-eyelet 1460 work boot. You can’t buy any of the designer interpretations, but you can get a pair of the originals and decorate them yourself. [1460Boots.com via Nylon] Keep reading »