Dr. Martens have just announced these limited edition versions of their iconic eight-hole boot and three-hole shoe: red contrast stitching and laces instead of the traditional yellow. (Many thanks, Em).
Popularised by the skinhead movement of the 1960s, Dr Martens were an essential part of skinhead fashion along with Levi’s 501s, Sta-Prests, Ben Sherman shirts, Fred Perry polos, Crombie overcoats, Baracuta Harringtons and Alpha MA1s. These brands came to define ‘skin’ culture and Doc Martens were the uniform boot. However, the only form of customisation was to use coloured laces. This limited edition adds a contemporary edge to the brand’s heritage.