It’s been 60 years since the first ever 1460 boot rolled off the production line. And Dr. Martens are marking the occasion with 12 one-off collaborations. For their 5th 1460 Remastered collaboration, reuniting with Undercover to celebrate both brands’ spirit of nonconformity, disruption and attitude. And shared anniversaries.

Reigniting a long-running partnership, their back together with Japanese design heavyweight and Undercover founder Jun Takahashi. Dr. Martens and Undercover go way back. Takahashi is carving out a place in DM’s history. And to mark their 60th anniversary, Dr. Martens have asked him to express what their Original boot means to him.

And it’s not just DM’s anniversary. It’s Undercover’s too. It’s been 30 years since Undercover was established. Takahashi has gone the extra mile to mark the occasion. Drawing on his technical approach to design, Takahashi has created a one-off, bespoke bouquet pattern and incorporated it into the boot’s inner. Choosing flowers because they’re an international symbol of celebration, he’s printed them on the sock and lining, and across the packaging.

The 1460 Undercover is Takahashi’s tribute to DM’s British roots: Made in England to the highest standards in our original Wollaston factory and loaded with decades of shoemaking heritage. The boot is crafted from minimalist, British-souced Black Corduroy — chosen specially by the Japanese designer — and finished with a bouquet printed sock liner.

Embroidered with ‘S’ and ‘N’ embroidery on the vamp — short for Spiritual Noise, an Undercover slogan — they’re instantly recognisable as Docs with yellow stitching and black and yellow heel loop.

Source: Dr. Martens