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The Iconic Doc Martens 1460 Gets a Soft Suede Touch from Japanese Streetwear

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Few boots—nay, few shoes—are as iconic and enduring as the Dr. Martens 1460. It's a symbol of punk rock and rebellion that has stood the test of time; the kind of boots that never really go out of style.

Of course, that isn't to say that these boots don't evolve. They do. The English footwear brand has been especially diligent with collaborations lately (shoutout to everyone who was able to get their hands on the Joy Division collab two months ago) and the 1460 has proven an excellent canvas for unique designs.

The latest Dr. Martens collaboration to hit the Philippines, though, is much more understated. It's a partnership with Beams, a Japanese lifestyle brand and retail chain, for which the eight-eyed 1460 is dressed up in soft long-pile suede and equipped with a zip-up side. The typically yellow Dr. Martens accents are also traded off: black for the sole stitching and Beams' signature orange for the AirWair branding on the heel tab. Check it out:

Dr. Martens has collaborated with Beams Japan for an iteration of the iconic 1460 in black suede. IMAGE: Dr. Martens

IMAGE: Dr. Martens

IMAGE: Dr. Martens

IMAGE: Dr. Martens

It's always tough to improve on a classic, but you can trust one of the leading purveyors of upscale streetwear in Japan to come through. These 1460s feel a little more rugged without going louder—they have the recognizable cool of Docs without having to scream out the brand (which the yellow sole stitching tends to do). And we bet they'd look even better after that suede accrues some wear and tear.

The best part: They're available here in the Philippines, at Dr. Martens Glorietta and SM Megamall, for the full retail price of P10,990.

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