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.” Above ground to underground. Utilitarian performance—that was reinvented into a symbol of self-expression. This season, the classic unisex shoe style is updated in a new leather: Soft Buck, a genuine pigskin Nubuck with a very soft feel.The 1461 has all the classic Doc DNA, like yellow stitching, grooved sides, and heel loop. The 1461 constructed on our iconic air-cushioned sole, that's oil-and-fat resistant with good abrasion and slip resistance—and has been since 1960. This shoe is Goodyear-welted, meaning the upper and sole are sewn together in our heat-sealed z-welt stitch.