Dr. Martens is the blueprint for the ultimate black stomper boots. The iconic shoe brand's story starts from the beginning of the 1900s, but the 1460 boot style wasn't created until 1960 during a time when there was a social revolution and dramatic cultural changes happening. While it was initially worn by factory workers, it was soon adopted by British youth culture, and it was famously worn by Pete Townshend of The Who. Later, it was adopted by those who loved grunge and nu-metal during the '90s and early '00s. And then during the '00s, it really took off among the fashion crowd. The likes of Raf Simons and Marc Jacobs have collaborated with the brand, and today, at every fashion week, you'll nearly always spot someone wearing a pair of the boots on the street outside the shows.
The cementing of its place among the street style set 60 years after its creation is clear proof of this boot style's longevity. I've also had the chance to wear the iconic boots and try them out with various outfits. From turn-up jeans to floral dresses, I honestly think you could wear these shoes with anything in your wardrobe (even a ball gown if that's your vibe). Thanks to their classic lace-up style and unostentatious design, they can be worn seamlessly with any look. I've worn three of my favourite looks with the 1460 boots below, and you can keep scrolling for more outfits and shop key Dr. Martens boots.