The brand just dropped a new lightweight collection of your favourite classic.

Both heavyweights in their field, with an impressive history and ultimate classic status, you could well liken the latest development from Dr. Martens to the re-haul of Converse All Star’s circa summer ’15.

Where in the latter’s case the work was predominantly internal (the brand upped its comfort factor with a new sole), in the case of the subculture defining DM’s, the exterior gives good showcase.

Dropping this week then, the brand launches a new lightweight collection for AW16, challenging the tough aesthetic and weighty status of several key models: it’s the biggest evolution of that classic silhouette since its 60’s inception.

Comprised of just six shoes and three styles – the Newton 8-Eye Boot, the Cavendish 3-Eye Shoe and the Edison Tassel Loafer have all undergone a revision, produced in black or cherry red throughout – the collection has been labelled ‘A new icon of rebellious self-expression’ by the powers up top, while fans of the brand (see James Massiah, pictured above), have taken to the new lite like a duck to water. Or something.


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