I’ve always loved Docs. I bought my first pair when I was still in high school – a long, long time ago – and I still have them more than 20 years later. I have Docs studded with Swarovski crystals; I have wedge platform Doc ankle boots; I have Doc sandals; I have bi-coloured brogues; I have mary-janes … I have lots of pairs of Dr Marten shoes, but I’d still really, really like to have a couple of pairs of the brand’s newest collections.
The Quad Neoteric collection combines the historic brand’s heritage features including a sole that’s mutated into a fabulously thick platform. It looks like the classic ‘Airwair Bouncing’ sole, but is actually a lightweight two-part innovation with a built-in SoftWair insole for added comfort.
The collection comes in Nappa Lux leather, with the Doc Marten signature yellow welt stitching, heel loops and recognisable tread. The collection includes the Audrick 8-eye boot, Audrick Chelsea and the Audrick 3-eye shoe styles.
The Tarian collection is a new addition to Dr Martens’ casual range, with an upper that’s more like a hiking boot combined with the brand’s classic sole that comes with a SoftWair insole.
The Tarik boot is part of the Tract line from the brand, and has yellow welt stitching and the AirWair heel loop. The boots come in both nylon and leather options – black Wyoming leather and either black or gunmetal Extra Tough 50/50 nylon.
Both the Quad Neoteric and Tarian collections will be available in Australia by September 30, at www.drmartens.com.au.