Sole Purpose: Dr. Martens x Futura
A PIONEER OF ABSTRACT GRAFFITI HAS LEFT AN INDELIBLE MARK ON THE ART WORLD. NOW HE LEAVES HIS MARK ON DR. MARTENS MOST WELL-KNOWN BOOT.
Dr Martens has partnered with FUTURA LABORATORIES for two innovative twists on the iconic 1460 boot, a tribute to a career defined by a punk attitude that embodies the Dr Marten’s spirit.
Since breaking into New York’s underground graffiti movement in the 70s, Futura has blazed his own path from street artist to a globally recognised artist and designer.
Futura has long embraced collaborations as a disruptive and versatile canvas — with an eclectic body of work that transcends generations. DM’s 1460 boot provides a new medium for his zest and creativity in partnership with his commercial design studio and product brand FUTURA LABORATORIES.
True to his unrelentingly forward-thinking, Futura carved out a parallel creative path in the 1980s with his work on exhibited alongside contemporaries like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Lee Quinones and Rammellzee. In 1981, he went on tour with punk icons The Clash and painted large backdrops live on stage while the band played.
The first 1460 rework in the collection celebrates Futura’s signature eclecticism and places versatility and movement at centre stage with a nod to the street-inspired Tract collection. The 1460 FUTURA boot is constructed using an olive ETR 5050 Woven Fabric upper, with an olive Smooth leather ankle strap and printed olive laces. The 1460 FUTURA combines casual materials with the hard-hitting construction, blending signature features of the iconic 1460 boot and utilitarian Combs Tech boot.
The second design celebrates Futura’s integral roots in art. Built from black Nappa leather, the 1460 EMB FUTURA boot is embroidered with artwork that immortalises the defiance of graffiti based on Futura’s hand style.
This monochrome version of the most disruptive silhouette has rebellion laced into every stitch, with black eyelets and welt stitching to contrast Futura’s bold white embroidery. The 1460 EMB FUTURA also features a black and yellow heel-loop and a dual-branded sock liner and stands on a smoke sole.
Release Date: 26/02/2022
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