Dr. Martens, the British footwear and clothing brand known for its punk apparel, is returning to the decade of big hair, shoulder pads, and neon by partnering with American film and entertainment company Warner Bros.
The collaboration between Dr. Martens and Warner Bros is going to highlight 80’s cinema icons. Misfits and rebels alike can rejoice and look forward to these shoes mashing up with three of the very best cult classic movies of the 80s.
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Three films initially come to mind when most of us think of cult classics from the 80s: The Goonies, Beetlejuice and The Lost Boys. These particular movies have gained that classic cult notoriety and still live as a work of art to this day. Now, film buffs and lovers of these classic Warner Bros. films can celebrate with this new Dr. Marten collaboration.
1461 The Lost Boys
The Lost Boys hit theatres on July 31st, 1987 with a box office total of $32.2 million. The film highlighted a mysterious underground scene with dark vampire mythos and rebellious teen angst mixed in with an undertone of a rock-infused soundtrack. Now fellow ‘lost kids’ can be one with the pack with the new 1461 Lost Boys shoes. These Dr. Martens scream Lost Boys quite literately with ‘Lost Boys’ printed on the sole pads and finished with digitally printed linings. These Dr. Martens also consist of croc-embossed leather dawning lace charms, hardware, and vampire teeth.
One of Tim Burton’s most significant movies of the 80s, Beetlejuice, opened on March 30th, 1988, to box office sales of $74.2 million. This film centered on an unforgettable misfit character played by Michael Keaton. The new 1941 Beetlejuice-inspired Dr. Martens help showcase that memorable character with Beetlejuice Snake print and enamel lace charms of Beetlejuice and his lover Lydia Deets. The shoes are done with a printed sock liner, graphic laces, and coloured sole pads.
1460 The Goonies
When you see the new 1460 Goonies-inspired Dr. Martens, they will make you do the ‘truffle shuffle!’. The Goonies opened on June 7th, 1985, to a box office of $125 million. This iconic classic followed a gang of misfits on an adventure with lost treasure, pirates, and even mobsters. The Goonies 1460 showcase all the best parts of the movie on the boots themselves, from ‘Never Say Die’ printed back straps to a skull lace charm and even have a map print sticker liner too.
Misfits and rebels
For over six decades, Dr. Martens has been a significant symbol of fashion for punks, rebels, misfits and the occasional wrestler. It was only in the late 80s and early 90s that Dr. Martens grew in popularity and became the new anti-fashion statement, ironically becoming its own type of statement. Rightly so, these three 80’s cult classic Warner Bros. films, in collaboration with Dr. Martens, help celebrate the shoes in the only way you can… Wearing them may help you relive those days as a Goonie, a lost kid or a demon in pinstripes. Like Lydia Deets was once ‘strange and unusual, now you can be too.
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