DR. MARTENS X A BATHING APE
THE LEGENDARY JAPANESE STREETWEAR BRAND’S CAMO PRINT TRANSFORMS THE CLASSIC DOC’S 1460 BOOT AND 1461 SHOE.
Japanese clothing brand A Bathing Ape, affectionately known as BAPE, was founded in Ura-Harajuku in 1993. Since then BAPE has garnered a cult following around the world and their playful designs have spawned a legion of die-hard fans. The logo is inspired by the original Planet of the Apes movies and their iconic camo print has been used to transform the Dr. Martens 1460 boot and 1461 shoe.
The 1460, named after the date of its creation, 1st April, 1960, is synonymous with punk, ska and grunge music as well as being adopted as a symbol of rebellious self-expression by individuals from all walks of life. This incarnation features the famous BAPE camo embossed into Smooth leather. Finished with air-cushioned soles.
Originally sold as a durable working man’s shoe, today the 1460 is worn as a statement of self-expression by trendsetters from all walks of life. This incarnation of the 3-eye shoe, in collaboration with BAPE features the famous BAPE camo embossed into Smooth leather. Finished with our tough AirWair soles.
_ABOUT DR. MARTENS
The first pair of Dr. Martens boots rolled off the production line on the 1st April 1960. With its trademark yellow stitch, grooved sole and heel-loop, it was a boot for workers, initially worn by postmen and policemen; comfortable, durable and lightweight in comparison to its competitors at the time.
Throughout Dr. Martens history, the brand has been adopted and subverted by diverse individuals, musicians, youth cultures and tribes. These are the people who stand out from the crowd and their journey of self-expression has always been accompanied by a pair of DM’s.
The simple silhouette allows people to customise each pair; whilst on a utilitarian level their famous durability and comfort make them ideal footwear for the world of gigs and street fashion. On an emotional level, they are a flag of attitude and empowerment.
The Northamptonshire factory where it all began still exists to this day, in the village of Wollaston. A specific range of ‘Made In England’ products are manufactured here by a small, close-knit team of people schooled in traditional shoe-making and the unique process that makes Dr. Martens like no other shoe on earth.
_ABOUT A BATHING APE
Situated in the heart of Tokyo, one of the leading fashion hubs of the world, Nowhere Co., Ltd. strives to introduce Japanese fashion culture to the world.
Since the brand’s establishment in 1993, it has remained as a symbol of street fashion for 23 years. Thus far, it has produced iconic design items, original patterns and character such as “APE HEAD”, “BAPE® CAMO”, “BAPE STATM”,
“SHARK HOODIE” and “BABY MILO®” etc. It has now expanded into Mens’, Ladies and Kids line and is carried throughout stores in Japan and also sold in US, UK, HK, China and various Asian countries. It is well known globally and highly supported by a wide range of fashionistas.
It has also created successful collaborations with established International brands and reputable artists. The collaborations are recognized as being genre less and flexible, not limited to fashion and apparel categories only.
The world has its eyes on A BATHING APE® and there is no stopping it…