If you have an appreciation for UK Rock n Roll, you'll be excited to learn about this brand new collaboration between Dr.Martens and The Clash. Dr. Martens is paying homage to the iconic 70s punk band The Clash with four brand new shoes using the handcraft techniques from the same factory as the Dr. Martens boots first strapped on by The Clash over 40 years ago.
Officially launched last month, there are two components to the collaboration. The first includes the 1460 MIE Black Smooth ($245 CAD) boot and 1461 MIE Black Smooth shoe ($370 CAD). They both come equipped with a set of dog tags based on those worn by the band and seven sets of laces inspired by the colours of their most iconic albums. The Clash’s iconic logo is embossed on the heel of both shoes.
Additionally, fans can also check out the 1460 Green Arcadia boot ($235 CAD) and 1461 Cherry Arcadia shoe ($180 CAD) constructed from Arcadia, a high-shine leather with a base dye and contrast top-coat.
It's important to note that over time, the topcoat rubs off to reveal the underlying colour. The colours were chosen by the band and inspired by their album "Sandinista! and The Clash" artwork, which is really unique touch. Both of these pairs are also include The Clash logo on the heel and come with dog tags.
Best known for their enthralling music, unforgettable performances and distinct individual style, The Clash's impact on the evolution of Rock’n’Roll music is undeniable. During some of the most pivotal moments in the band’s trajectory in 1976, the group was seen in a trusty pair of Docs, which is what makes this collection so special and special for fans and music lovers.
The collection is available now exclusively through the Dr. Martens online store and select retailers including Browns Shoes, Gravity Pope, Hearts Content, SSENSE and more. Click here to check it out.
To celebrate this collection legendary film director, DJ and Musician Don Letts has curated an extra special playlist on Spotify. Check it out here:
Written by Gemma Mastroianni
Street photos taken by Jared Burke
Street photos edited by Gemma Mastroianni