There are few more recognizable British cult classics than the humble pair of Dr. Martens. Originally born as a work boot and merged with an orthopedic air-cushioned sole, ‘Docs’ became the unexpected uniform of multi-cultural ska-loving skinheads in the 1970s, as a symbol of their British working-class roots. Even The Who’s Pete Townsend wore a pair and joined the movement. So when a cult British icon joins an internationally recognized luxury leather sneaker brand, well, we’re paying attention.
Enter the co-branded release from Dr. Martens and Hender Scheme. Not one to co-brand often, Hender Scheme has joined forces with the British giant and the two have developed some very special silhouettes based on their 1461. With a UK-made pair and made-in-Japan natural veg tan leather replica, formally known as the Manual Industrial Products 21, both models ooze slick style and considered details. The UK-made pair also features a veg tan kiltie which is a nice nod to Hender Scheme. Expect the usual luxury lines and sexy appeal from HS with an upscaled dash of British sub-culture from DM. We’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
Releasing September 28th, keep an eye on the Hender Scheme website for more details.