Back With Super Industrial, Terminator-Like Shoe In Second Collaboration

10 years after their first collaboration, Raf Simons and British Shoemaker Dr. Martens are back with their latest and second collaboration with a classic 1461 derby that’s given asymmetrical rework, exposing the right shoe’s steel toe cap. The shoe was first spotted at Simons’ Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019 runway presentation—his first show since leaving Calvin Klein.

Raf Simons x Dr. Martens

Their first collaboration dates back all the way to 2009, where Dr. Martens hooked up with Simmons and had him give its collection of three-eye shoes his distinctive touch. This time around, the collaboration looks like the Belgian designer’s low-key Midas touch tries extends the classic Derby’s super rugged and hard look while still maintaining the Doc’s simplistic, low profile, and fashionably modest feature.

Raf Simons x Dr. Martens

Raf Simons x Dr. Martens

The shoe’s slick, clean look is thanks to its smooth-looking black calf leather upper that sports a contrasting white brand stamp of both parties. But its main eye-catching feature is noticeably the asymmetrically exposed steel toe cap on the right foot, engraved with writings “DR MARTENS / RF SMNS”. While being all industrial and Terminator-like, the shoe has an AirWair sole and tonal stitching—just like any other Dr. Martens shoes—to still provide the comfort and protection for any minimalist fashion this fall/winter season.

 

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