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12 January

DR. MARTENS X KEITH HARING: A NEW COLLABORATION WITH THE BOUNDARY-BREAKING SOCIO-POLITICAL ARTIST

 

Keith Haring’s impact on the art community was unparalleled. Even those who aren’t familiar with his name are familiar with his work. His art is everywhere. On t-shirts. On the side of buildings. Chairs, keyrings and badges. And now our boots and shoes. As part of a series of collaborations with radical artists, DM’s are shining a spotlight on Haring’s legendary artwork.

 

 

The New York-based artist’s colourful, cartoonish graphics were deep-rooted in social activism. His publicly-minded pieces questioned authority whilst being accessible and upbeat. There was always more than met the eye. And therestill is. An artist who spent his life ghting for the oppressed and against convention, the proli c artist’s legacy continues to make waves. In our rst collaboration, we pay tribute to an individual who lived the DM’s mindset everysingle day.

 

 

Their Original silhouettes are printed with Haring’s instantly recognisable illustrations, and detailed with two bright character lace charms. The 1460 boot is built from Smooth leather enhanced with black graphic detailing across theupper. Complete with a strip of his bold, colourful gures graphic on the heel.

 

 

Their two 1461 shoes are made from Smooth leather and decorated with his staple designs — the rst a nod to his ‘angelicbaby’ designs with white colouring, and the second is an all-over print featuring Haring’s iconic characters.

 

 

Finishing off the collaboration is a black kids 1460 boot. Constructed from soft Hydro leather, it’s printed with his classic bat graphic and features a cartoon dog on the lace charm and an illustrated sock liner.

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