Evolution of a trend - red soles

Owing in no small part to Mark McNairy and Northampton shoemakers Sanders, the red brick sole (or ‘Soul’, as McNairy puts it) has slowly become ubiquitous over the last couple of seasons. Finally tossing their hat into the ring this spring comes Dr. Martens, with its own take on the look.

Combining the popular navy coloured nubuck upper with the distinctive Dr. Martens chunky rubber sole in just that shade of red, the latest twist on its iconic 1461 shoe sees Dr. Martens jumping on the bandwagon, but steering it off in a slightly more refreshing direction. www.drmartens.com

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Words by Gordon McGowan