Doc Martens is renewing its partnership with Engineered Garments.
The footwear brand is working with Japanese designer Daiki Suzuki, who founded the brand in 1999, to update the 3989 5-eye brogue. Suzuki, who is known for collecting vintage clothing, mixed five different types of leather — croc, pebble and suede — to construct the shoes, which also feature yellow welt stitching, a Docs signature and an air-cushioned sole. The shoes, which are available now in black and brown, retail for $230.
The brand has focused more on implementing comfort and performance into its collections. Last year it launched a WinterGrip collection built for cold weather elements.
“As a footwear brand we are always looking to innovate and bring new technologies to market. This was a great opportunity to combine our classic Dr. Martens styling with a modern, functional WinterGrip technology to the outsole,” said Sam Breese, head of product in the Americas.