Hot on the heels of the Japanese streetwear label BAPE in January, Belgian designer Raf Simons has unveiled his personal interpretation of Dr. Martens’ Original 1460 boots. This is part of Dr. Martens’ 60th anniversary celebrations for its iconic boots, where 12 world-renowned designers and labels have been enlisted to create limited edition versions of the streetwear staple. These will be presented at a rate of one drop per month throughout 2020, with Simons being second in line.
The decision to call on Raf Simons was not taken by chance. The Belgian designer has regularly collaborated with Dr. Martens for more than a decade, so it was natural that he should participate in celebrations for 60 years of the Original 1460s.
In a punk rock-inspired design, which reflects his anti-conformist spirit as well as the Dr. Martens brand heritage, Simons has adorned the smooth leather uppers of the 1460s with nickel rings, and an embossed Dr. Martens x Raf Simons logo.
The limited edition model will be available from tomorrow (February 22) in selected stores and online.