Dr. Martens and Heaven By Marc Jacobs' Latest Collab Is a Grunge Dream
The brands collaborate on two shoe styles and stir up ‘90s nostalgia.
Dr. Martens and Heaven by Marc Jacobs have collaborated yet again, this time releasing two new shoes that look straight from the 1990s Pacific Northwest grunge scene. Heaven by Marc Jacobs' creative director Ava Nirui reimagines the classic styles with a twist that is delicate yet punk. Though Y2K has permeated popular style, Nirui’s collaborative designs hold tight to a ‘90s revival aesthetic.
Dr. Martens’ Mary Jane style, which the brand first introduced in the 1980s, is given a tiny Heaven by Marc Jacobs touch. Called the Addina Heaven by MJ Bex, the shoes add a silver clasp decorated with a double-headed bear, a tribute to Heaven by Marc Jacobs' logo. The double-headed bear is a staple for the brand, with an actual plush teddy for sale on its website.
A co-branded logo and illustrations of bears line the shoe’s insoles. Dr. Martens’ Mary Jane shoes are crafted with black leather, welted yellow stitching, and AirWare soles.
The second style available in the collaboration is a rework of Dr. Martens’ Strap Platform Sandals, now named Ricki Heaven by MJ 2-Strap Platform Sandals. The double-headed bear design reappears, this time on the shoe’s rear fastener. The co-branded logo appears welded into the heel of the platform.
The Strap Platform Sandals are crafted with supple Brando Leather and lightweight Quad neoteric platform soles, given texture by deep cleating. The straps are adjustable with riptape, while the brand's iconic yellow stitching lines the shoe.
The shoes retail at $160 and are sure to sell out fast, so check them out at the Marc Jacobs and Dr. Martens online stores.
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