The first release of the two-part collaborative project from the pairing of two decades-strong brands will launch tomorrow – Saturday, March 20 – at which point fans will have a chance to get their hands on a subverted take on the 1460 Bex platform sole boot.
“When I was a teen and becoming physically aware, I saw how a tightly laced ankle leading to a broad, solidly planted foot had a simple, modest, industrial masculinity—almost like a corset between a muscled calf and a sturdy foot that acted as a stoic ballast,” Rick Owens said in an emailed statement when detailing the punk-centered inspiration behind the collab. “[Dr. Martens] exemplified this best. I saw them on all the guys flying through the air at the shows I went to then…Fear, Black Flag, The Screamers, Alien Sex Fiend.”
The Dr. Martens name, Rick added, grew into “a symbol of a raw and sweaty vitality that I thought I might be able to pull off.”
For info on how and when to grab a pair of the Rickified 1460 Bex boots, seen in greater detail below, click here. The second part of the Rick x Martens collab will be unveiled in May.