The Dr. Martens 1460 boot – quintessentially British and a must-have in your arsenal of boots. This classic, with its distinctive yellow stitching, has been around for over 58 years and is not going anywhere anytime soon.
Like the boots from Palladium and Timberland, the Dr. Martens 1460 boots are the staple casual, every day boot. The 1460 is a 8-eye boot with a Goodyear-welted sole with the upper and sole heat-sealed and sewn together and Dr. Martens air-cushioned sole. Super comfortable once you’ve broken them in. You might need a couple of weeks for that and put on some big band-aids to avoid heel covering blisters (like yours truly).
Choices and Prices
The 1460 boot comes in a huge variety of colours, leather treatments and even vegan-friendly varieties. The “Smooth” boot, the closest version to the original, comes in black, navy, cherry red, white and green and cost AU$ 249.99. The version pictured is the black Nappa leather I recently bought, which retails at $259.99. If you’re considering a trip to the US, go buy them there as they are a lot cheaper over there with prices of US$140 (AU$194 at the current exchange rate) for both versions (Smooth or Nappa).
If a standard Dr. Martens boot is not your thing, maybe glitter, tattooed, embossed or embroidered might trigger you to swipe your card at the store.
In case you are looking for other boot options, check out our Men’s Guide to Boots.