Model: 1490 Hidden Zip YY
Season: Spring/Summer 2022
Buy: Select Dr. Martens locations in Japan
Editor's Notes: Yohji Yamamoto and Dr. Martens are back at it with a new collaboration.
The duo, boasting a history that stretches over a decade, revamp the English footwear giant's 1490 10 Hole Boot.
The mid-calf, lace-up silhouette — slightly taller than Dr. Martens' hero eight hole boot — is given extra utilitarian edge with a concealed zipper at the lateral. Topping the column of lace eyelets, a single pair of gold grommets provide a touch of shine.
In sleek black, the boot is almost entirely tonal save for Dr. Martens' yellow top-stitching and a clear sole. Unlike the duo's previous take on the 1490, their latest boot is free of embossed branding.
Instead, the pair bring back a toned-version version of Yamamoto's signature strap detailing, affixing a subtle band to the ankle with a single snap. Dr. Martens' instantly recognizable heel loop finishes off the style.
Despite their lengthy roster of collabs, Yohji Yamamoto x Dr. Martens always manages to feel fresh, thanks to both brands' timeless appeal and enduring craftsmanship.
The British boot-maker is one of several companies Yamamoto has collaborated with.