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—and also a symbol of self-expression. Basic black is set aside in favor of a fresh injection of color in our rich, soft Hug Me leather—all with matching laces. This 1461 has all its Dr. Martens DNA intact, including a classic yellow stich and our iconic AirWair bouncing 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 for enhanced comfort. This 1461 is made with Hug Me, a medium-weight leather that’s naturally tumbled for a soft feel.