Don't Tell the Punks, But Dr. Martens Is 50

Dr. Martens, the beloved punk "combat" boot, has evolved along with the rebellious youths that have fallen for it over the last five decades, and now they're celebrating with limited-edition styles.

The 1460 boot ($130) with eight eyelets to the mid-calf, and the 1461 three-eyelet oxford shoe ($110) were handcrafted in Docs' original factory in England and released in stores on the brand's golden anniversary in black and cherry red.  The limited-edition sets of 1,460 and 1,461 pairs, respectively, come designed with special gold detailing on footbeds, heel loops, eyelets and lace-ends (which are called agelets, did you know that?), then packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a special box.

They certainly sound nice, but frankly we remain wistful for our old worn-out pair from the early '90s. Beat-up is still best.  

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