Gone are the days when wearing a pair of Dr Martens boots meant you were either a punk, a labourer of some sort or suffering from a broken foot.
Now, with the UK brand’s expansion into everything from Hello Kitty mary-janes to stiletto-heeled lace-up booties, Dr Martens has developed into a brand that is more than just a symbol of youthful rebellion or hard work.
Wearing a pair of Dr Martens is now about making a fashion statement.
So the collaboration between what could be a surreal pairing between Swarovski – a storied European fine jewellery company – and Dr Martens – a working class, practical shoe maker – actually makes perfect sense, albeit in a “fashion” context.
Dr Martens classic 10-Eye boot gets glamorous with embedded Swarovski crystals and patent leather
The iconic boot, and its newer, more sexy bootie versions, becomes the perfect fashion shoe once it’s encrusted with glittering crystals and created from mirror-shiny patent black leather.
These boots, booties and shoes remain comfortable, hard-wearing and yet ironically undeniably glamorous. It goes without say that any Singapore fashionista worth the name will be begging to get their hands on a pair of Dr Marten X Swarovski Elements boots.
You will be able to get the collection in either reflective or smokey Swarovski crystals and are made in a mix of glorious Italian patent and goldanil calf leathers.
The collection will only be available from the Dr Martens Wheelock Place outlet from December 16, and it is a limited edition so get in early or you’ll miss out.
Oh, and take along your credit card; these stunning shoes are not cheap.
The Dr Martens X Swarovski Elements Zita 10-Eye ankle stap boots cost $899, the all-over studded Dr Martens X Swarovski Elements Zita 10-Eye booties cost $1,199, the classic shape but crystal encrusted Dr Martens X Swarovski Elements 10-Eye boots cost $1,099, the Dr Martens X Swarovski Elements 10-Eye boot with crystal studded ankle strap boots cost $999 and the Dr Martens X Swarovski Elements 3-Eye shoes cost $899.
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