Raf Simons x Doc Marten = Conundrum.

March 2, 2009
I really do love Raf Simons‘ work but what with the spate of disappointing collaborations he’s been partaking in recently I sometimes wonder why. Here’s another cash-cow, the product of Simons’ and Doc Marten‘s labour.
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Not gonna lie, I really do feel the urge to just deride these “gladiator-inspired” creations, yet simultaneously the patent leather (is there a material which I adore more?) has managed to convince me to do otherwise and consider the positive aspects. They’re black and white for the most part, a colour combination which I invariably applaud and the winding, serpent-like straps are strangely seductive. In fact, I think it’s just the chunky, Caterpillar boots-esque rubber soles that have me gone off the whole affair. For shame, just when I thought mens footwear was getting even more interesting, it turns out to be that little bit too unwearable.

Am now most definitely interested. Just scoped out these 3 eye shoes which are also part of the SS09 collaboration. Full details at the Dr Martens Blog.
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Images from Refinery29 and Dr Martens Blog
  • Cillian March 2, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    ^ No further information other that they’re to be in stores some time during the Spring! Apologies./Male Mode.

  • kingchic March 3, 2009 at 6:34 am

    Those are insane, and not in a good way. We all love patent, when it’s done well. The version on the right I could probably see myself attempting to rock, but never in a million years would I bother with such a creation as on the left.

  • TheSundayBest March 3, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Red stitching ftw.

  • mond March 3, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    everyone is needing money badly these days.if raf simons has gotta do this to keep the raf simons name and brand healthy and growing, i’m with it.plus i would totallllly wear those first two.

  • emma March 4, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    hmm i dunno the sandals might be a little too weird for me

  • susie_bubble March 14, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    I’m intrigued by the sandals as a concept for women but for a lot of guys, it may be a step too far….