Dr. Martens and BAPE® have joined forces yet again for a fresh redesign of the punk footwear label’s iconic 1460 silhouette.
The design takes inspiration from the Japanese streetwear heavyweight’s BAPE STA® sneaker, with 2020 marking the 20th anniversary of its release. With this in mind, BAPE® complements the 1460 silhouette with its original camouflage pattern, tags, and the same STA logo that’s featured on its sneakers.
As a representative from BAPE® explains, "We wanted to create something powerful and bold, while keeping the strong presence of the boot. We also had to keep in mind that the 1460 boot is a staple item for all, and we did not want to take that trait away and have it clash with [or be] overpowered by our typical loud design."
As 2020 also marks the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martens' 1460 model, the collaborative design makes for the perfect opportunity to celebrate noteworthy milestones for both brands -- with the statement combat boot fusing key elements of their identities together.