The original 1461 shoe is undeniably iconic. But there’s a duality to it—even in its earliest days, when the 1461 was marketed as “A stout shoe made from all the same materials as the 1460, which can be worn for working or sporting occasions.” Utilitarian—or a symbol of self-expression, political protest and rebellion. Above ground to underground. The perfect shoe for a postal worker—or a girl with a liberty print dress. This version of the 1461 is dedicated to the goth subculture—an all-black shoe in utilitarian pebbled leather. The 1461 shoe is made with our iconic AirWair Bouncing Soles, that are oil-and-fat resistant with good abrasion and slip resistance—and have been since 1960. The boot is Goodyear welted, meaning the upper and sole are sewn together in our heat-sealed z-welt stitch for enhanced comfort. This 1461 comes in Pebble, a full-grain leather with a pigmented finish and an emboss print.