April 1, 2010 marked the 50th Anniversary of the original Dr. Martens 8 eyelet boot. Did you know that they named them 1460 after the day they rolled off the assembly line? To celebrate, they are offering a limited run of both the 1460 8 eyelet boot and the 1461 3 eyelet oxford in either black or cherry. Each pair is limited to either 1,460 and 1,461 pairs respectively and handcrafted in the original UK factory in Wollaston, Northamptonshire. The leather is a special polished pebble leather and there are several gold accents such as gold eyelets, lace-ends, and even the footbed is gold. . .of course I had to order a pair for my man (my only fear is that they will now trump the blue shoes that I made him as his favorite pair).
These shoes truly are remarkable. I just sat and stared in amazement when they first arrived. They are beautiful. I half-joked with my fiance about wanting to dissect them to learn all their tricks – I only half-joked as it is now my mission to find a decommissioned pair to do just that.
*(title courtesy of my fiance)