The 1460 ‘Vintage’ Boot is iconic to the Dr Martens brand. With their eight-eyelet, two-toned air-cushioned sole, upper shape and yellow stitching; the 1460 has transcended all “fads.” It has evolved into a counter-culture phenomenon which continues to reinvent itself decade after decade. Dr Martens was established in the UK on 1 April 1960 by German doctor; Klaus Martens, and British Shoe Manufacturer; R. Griggs Group Ltd. Klaus Martens had been working as a doctor in the German army during WW11, when he injured his ankle and found his standard-issue army boots too uncomfortable. He designed his own boots, made with soft leather and air-padded soles. In 1959, the shoe had become so successful in Germany that the Griggs’ bought the patent rights, made slight modifications and began producing them in Northampton, England. Dr Martens are now recognised as one of the most popular and well-known footwear brands in the world. A combination of their comfort, durability and style led the 1460 to initially become known as a working class essential; in particular among postmen, police officers and factory workers. However, they have since emerged as a symbol of individuality, independence and rebellion; adopted by the likes of skinheads, punks, Goths, mods and other subcultures that resist and defy pop-cultural trends of their time. And as each generation voices this rebellious spirit through wearing a pair of 1460 Vintage Dr Martens, the brand lives on.