Dr. Martens 1460 Remastered Series with Yohji Yamamoto

The latest collaboration in a year-long collection celebrating the 60th anniversary of the iconic design

Combining German engineering and British craftsmanship, the first 1460 boots were released by Dr. Martens on 1 April 1960—and named for that date. The intended customer was working-class men with very physical jobs, but by the mid-’60s an unexpected adoption took hold: musicians and style pioneers began wearing them, making a statement on the importance of how utility and aesthetics co-exist. This year Dr. Martens …

Inside the Red Wing Shoes Repair Shop

The heritage brand's Minnesota factory gives footwear further life

It is exceedingly rare in American manufacturing to find a domestic, vertically-integrated facility, especially in the world of footwear. So maybe it’s the novelty and singularity, or maybe it’s the tanning chemicals, but stepping into the Red Wing Shoes factory in Red Wing, Minnesota is a head-spinning experience akin to simultaneously stepping back in time, and also getting a glimpse at the future of American …

Premium Handmade Features Define Feit’s Metal Unlined Hiker

Limited to an edition of 40, the all-purpose boot excels beyond average footwear

Consider how most shoes are made: they’re conceptualized by a team of designers, pushed through a handful of approval processes, and then assembled offsite—by machines or an entire factory of workers. CH favorite Feit, on the other hand, works through every single boot, brogue, and sneaker one at a time, entrusting one craftsman with the entire collection. In their new Drop 2: FW19 collection (which …