For our 7th 1460 Remastered collaboration, Dr. Martens are teaming up with socially-conscious menswear brand A-COLD-WALL*. Inspired by the British social climate and youth culture, our latest collaboration sees traditional elements of working-class uniforms meet sharp, architectural tailoring.

Known for his use of socio-political graphics and dialogue-provoking silhouettes, A-COLD-WALL* founder Samuel Ross has established a functional angle to design. His long-running commentary on the British cultural zeitgeist gets more pertinent with every season — and his partnership with Dr. Martens is no different. In our first-ever collaboration, two brands with working-class roots unite for a boot that confronts the societal status quo.

“Celebrating the structural form of an icon, this collaboration explores new construction and pattern techniques. Samuel Ross is a master of the art of refinement. Here he’s refined the 1460 through his creative lens.” — Darren McKoy, Global Footwear Director, Dr. Martens

Our first boot rolled off the production line six decades ago. And we’ve been lacing up workers all around the world ever since. Renowned for mixing traditional working uniforms with subcultural fashion, A-COLD-WALL*’s cultural proximity to the 1460 boot is unmatched. Samuel Ross has taken a design championed by the working classes since the 60s and augmented key details of the iconic silhouette through his innovative design method.

“The 1460 is placed right in the middle of 20th Century cultural crosshairs. It’s incredible.”

— Samuel Ross, A-COLD-WALL* founder

The 1460 A-COLD-WALL* represents a shattering of class boundaries: blue-collar uniform meets high-end tailoring. Sharp, deconstructionist details nod to Ross’ minimalistic design principles and his tailored approach to a working-class attire. Crafted with pointed, angular features, no eyelets and an added side zip, it’s one of our most unorthodox collaborations to date.

The boots are finished with a dual-branded silicone zip pull and moulded panel detailing and an A-COLD-WALL* branded heel debossment. They’ll be available from 25.07 at drmartens.com and select partners.


Six decades of self-expression. Six eras of growing with the subcultures that adopted us. Sixty years empowering our wearers. We’ve seen the world change dramatically. But one thing has remained the same. The 1460 boot. Working together with 12 innovative labels, brands and designers, we’re marking the boot’s anniversary with a series of one-off reworks. And there’s one dropping once a month, every month throughout 2020.