As with many British brands, Dr. Martens is inextricably linked to class. Whereas many UK companies got their start and grew their reputation serving the British elite, Dr. Martens have always been a symbol of the working class. Even when they have been worn by rock stars and featured on runways, Dr. Martens have been used to evoke the same thing. Whether you see them as symbols of dressed-up style subcultures like “grunge” or “punk,” or think they're purely for down-and-dirty workwear, the enduring appeal of Dr. Martens always centers around the simple fact that they are a boot of the people, for the people.
“ART IS FOR EVERYONE”
Keith Haring was a popular artist and activist who was part of the legendary New York art scene during the 1980s. While he is known for his colourful works and his iconic motifs such as the radiant baby and the barking dog, much of his work responded to contemporary social and political events.
And now our 1461 shoe. Built from our Original Smooth leather, these 1461 shoes are printed with a standout pattern of Haring’s iconic characters. And finished with dual-branded lace tag and black and yellow heel loop.