Dr. Martens Pascal Demented Are Gos Black/White Boots - Men's (G317)

item#: Boots 317

£140.02  £88.15

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  • Model : Boots 317
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    Dr. Martens and Welsh psychobilly band, Demented Are Go, join forces to deliver the epic new Pascal Demented Are Go Boots! Rock out with these awesome Pascals, featuring premium leather uppers with Demented Are Go album cover art graphics, and signature air-cushioned sole. Available only online at our website!

    ORDER IN YOUR NORMAL U.S. SIZES

    Features include:
    > Allover graphic printed leather upper
    > 8-eye lace closure for a secure fit
    > Cushioned footbed for comfort and support
    > Signature air cushioned PVC sole
    > Goodyear® welt construction for slip-resisting traction

    Please note: This product cannot be shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or APO/FPO locations.

    When the Dr. Martens boot first catapulted from a working-class essential to a countercultural icon back in the 1960s, the world was pre-internet, pre-MTV, pre-CD, pre-mp3s, pre-mobile phones… hey, they’d only just invented the teenager. In the years before the boot’s birthday, April 1, 1960; kids just looked like tribute acts to their parents, younger but the same. Rebellion was only just on the agenda for some - for most kids of the day, starved of music, fashion, art and choice, it was not even an option. But then an unlikely union of two kindred spirits in distinctly different countries ignited a phenomenon.
    In Munich, Germany, Dr. Klaus Maertens had a garage full of inventions, including a shoe sole almost literally made of air; in Northampton, England, the Griggs family had a history of making quality footwear and their heads were full of ideas. They met, like a classic band audition, through an advert in the classified pages of a magazine. A marriage was born, an icon conceived of innovation and self-expression.
    Together they took risks.

    They jointly created a boot that defined comfort but was practical, hard-wearing and a design classic. At first, like some viral infection, the so-called 1460 stooped near to the ground, kept a low profile, a quiet revolution. But then something incredible started to happen. The postmen, factory workers and transport unions who had initially bought the boot by the thousand, were joined by rejects, outcasts and rebels from the fringes of society. 
    At first, it was the working-classes; before long it was the masses.