Can you imagine a world without Dr. Martens? If you were born less than 50 years ago than probably not. Dr. Martens, the shoe that has represented youth for generations is celebrating its Golden Anniversary. That's right. 50 years! Hard to believe a brand that's changed very little has remained relevant for so long.
To celebrate their anniversary, Dr. Martens has launched a commemorative, limited-edition collection consisting of the 1460 boot and 1461 oxford. Only 1460 pairs of boots and 1461 pairs of oxfords were handcrafted in the original UK factory in Wollaston, Northamptonshire and are made of premium, polished pebbled leather of black or red. The shoes will come in a limited-edition box with a certificate of authenticity personally signed by the founders, a bespoke swingtag and gold footprint tissue paper.
Figure out the significance of the numbers yet? The numbers represent the brand's birthday, the 1st of April 1960. The limited edition collection was launched April 1st and retails at $200 for boots and $180 for oxfords.