Dr. Martens and avant-garde mastermind Rick Owens have united once again to reveal a cutting-edge brutalist grunge boot for the Spring/Summer 2024 season. Having first joined forces back in 2021, the duo’s partnership has consistently pushed the boundaries of iconic silhouettes. Infusing Dr. Martens’ designs with Rick Owens’ distinctive and exaggerated gothic aesthetic, the latest venture unfolds within the canvas of former’s forward-thinking shoe category, 14XX.
Coming as a cutting-edge reimagining for the 1460 silhouette, the DMXL Megalace boot seamlessly combines luxe Lunar leather with a distinctive Rick Owens touch. The design incorporates Owens’ signature design codes, including an exaggerated lace system that complements Dr. Martens’ ground-breaking DMXL sole.
Mirroring the boot’s inflated contours and inventive construction, the upper showcases an elongated tongue, adding a heightened sense of drama and style. “I love using our collaboration to celebrate raw and ferocious self-invented abandon like that of Sissy Misfit, blasting techno with trans power,” commented Rick Owens in a statement. “Dr. Martens always represented inspirational subculture to me, and I like honouring that tradition.”
Secured with an artistic pearl megalace pattern, the silhouette is rounded out with brushed silver hardware, a classic branded heel loop and, in typical DM style, meticulous yellow welt stitching.