It was the postmen’s shoes. The shoes of the workers who soon became the symbol of an entire youth subculture of the 1960s: the skinheads.
From this moment on, the iconic boots will tread at the feet of many other youth subcultures becoming first the symbol of the punk style and then the new wave, grunge, and underground movements.
Do you understand what we are talking about? Always provocative and with a rebellious soul of Dr. Martens, they join the chant of the Sex Pistols revolt. The first eight-hole 1460 model, together with the 1461 shoe, are the protagonists of the new collaboration released yesterday.
The black and white graphics above 1461 tell the band’s controversial television appearance on the Bill Grundy show in 1976. The band swore on air and for the first time punk appeared on television in all its provocation. The band did just what all the fans expected of them: nobody could tame the sense of nihilism and rebellion of punk culture.
They cry out the uneasy condition experienced in a disillusioned modern society, in which they did not feel they belonged. So why pretend to be good guys when depression, unemployment, and a strong sense of alienation were their only certainties?
The high-cut 1460 boots show off the word “God Save the Queen”. Title of the famous song by the band that wants to destroy everything by singing anarchy for a country that has no future. In the lower part of the laces this message is repeated with the red writing “Anarchy”. To make this model unique, the classic yellow stitching turns white, taking up the color of the writing on the front of the boot.
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