The collaboration between A-COLD-WALL* and British workwear brand Dr. Martens leans into a utilitarian output that puts function before frill.
Specifically, A-COLD-WALL* designer Samuel Ross draws reference to Britain’s imposing post-war institutional and social housing structures and fuses it with the landmark design codes of one of Dr. Martens most iconic silhouettes, 1461. The result is 1461 Graphite – a singular footwear style that offers a bold reinterpretation of a classic.
Leaning into the utilitarian aesthetic and loyal following of rebellious youth and subcultures that define both brands, the collaboration’s output puts function before frill. The result is footwear that expresses strong lines and angular shapes while staying true to the heritage and design codes of Dr. Martens’ timeless 1461 silhouette.