Raf Simons Collaborates With Dr. Martens

10 years after their first collaboration, Raf Simons and Dr. Martens are back at it again. This time around Simons has reworked the classic 1461 Derby.

Raf Simons x Dr. Martens

Raf Simons first collaborated with Dr. Martens in 2009. For their second collaboration, Simons has updated a classic DM stable for today’s man. Simons has created a utilitarian shoe that will see you through this winter and the next.

When Raf left Dior back in 2015 (only after a short stint), the fashion world wonders what would be next for the minimalist designer. It wasn’t much of a surprise when it was announced that Simons was appointed creative director at Calvin Klein. However, when Simons bowed out after just a few seasons the industry once again questioned well…what’s next? Resurfacing a month later at Fall Fashion Week ’19, Simons answered that question. The designer’s menswear show saw the debut of Raf Simons x Dr. Martens.

This time around Simons has reworked the classic 1461 derby, elevating the silhouette playing with deconstruction and exposure. The black shoe is 100% cow leather and features branded debossing on the sides and insoles. The entire upper sits on Dr. Martens’ signature rubber outsole but the most exciting feature is the exposed metal toe caps with die-stamped branding. The toe caps are engraved with ‘DR MARTENS / RF SMNS’. The shoes are available in two styles, an asymmetrical toe-cap or a twining set.

Simons has stayed true to Dr. Martens aesthetic yet has succeeded in modernizing the heritage brand.

The Raf Simons x Dr. Martens collaboration is available now, both online and in stores.

Check out the shoes in the gallery below.

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