Think of it as a fairy tale, Dr. Martens-style.
A unique pair of Dr. Marten boots was spotted in a vintage shop in Sacramento. Its unusual height made it clear that it wasn’t your run-of-the-mill boot, it had been customized. It paid tribute to the American flag with its red and white stripes and cut-away white stars on the blue toes. The brand’s name was embossed in gold on the ankle.
The people behind Dr. Martens believe that the boot can be traced back to the early 1990s, when hardcore bands and punks embraced the brand.
The boots are beaten up, worn to (almost) death and are still beautiful. They are the perfect mix of hardcore and Americana—a combination too good not to replicate.
Dr. Martens recreated the boot for their Archive collection for Spring/Summer 2015, a collection that takes designs from Dr. Martens past and brings them to the present. They worked hard on making the replica of the Sacramento find as close to the original, producing unique blue and yellow laces and using crackled leather to give the illusion of age. The shoes were even “beaten up,” giving them a “lived-in” look. Special touches include red stitiching and a numbered tongue stamp.
They called it Con-Gress. It’s not just a boot, it’s a symbol of rebellious self-expression and creativity, it’s a piece of history. Only 1460 pairs of this boot were made. Each pair comes individually numbered.
The Con-Gress boot will be available at Dr. Martens Two Parkade BGC Taguig and TRAFFIC Footwear in Trinoma starting on June 5 for P7995.