The ’90s were a time for exploration, experimentation, and everything in between. Marc Jacobs and Dr. Martens are tapping into that nostalgic energy and their shared chemistry to unleash two new footwear styles.

Manifested in time for the latest Heaven by Marc Jacobs collection, the release adds to the nearly 30 year relationship between Dr. Martens and the designer. That relationship began with the debut of Jacobs’ notorious Spring 1993 “Grunge” collection for Perry Ellis. As a nod to the music scene bubbling in the Pacific Northwest spearheaded by Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, models were sent down the runway in DM boots, flannels, granny dresses, and knitted skull caps. The “Grunge” collection was met with heavy criticism and ended up costing Jacobs his job at Perry Ellis. The critics would have to eat their words, as Jacobs’ subculture-focused lens would go on to shift the tides of the entire fashion landscape.

Continuing the legacy is Brooklyn designer Ava Nirui, who is at the forefront of Heaven by Marc Jacobs. Jacobs sought out Ava for this endeavor after being drawn to her eccentricity and bootleg creations. Being that all three contributors have an eye for DIY and anti-establishment rebellia, this Heaven by Marc Jacobs x Dr. Martens release really is a match made in heaven.

The offering includes a new Audrick 8i HMJ Croc boot and its accompanying shoe. Both are revamps of the classic 1460, sitting upon a new 1.9″ Quad Neoteric sole which provides the foundation for a SoftWair comfort insole. The leather choice is also a new feature, made with NewVibrance Croco leather. Daisy eyelets and a double headed teddy lace charm serve as detailing in signature MJ fashion. To tie everything together (literally), extra-long laces provide double wrap security. The familiar black and yellow Dr. Martens heel loop and welt stitching make an appearance as well to round out the design

The Dr. Martens x Heaven by Marc Jacobs collection will be available starting September 9th on the Dr. Martens site (8am PDT) and select retailers. Heaven by Marc Jacobs Fall 2021 launches the same day on the Marc Jacobs website.

Heaven by Marc Jacobs x Dr. Martens Audrick 3i HMJ Croc Boot
Release Date: September 9, 2021
Price: $200 USD

Heaven by Marc Jacobs x Dr. Martens Audrick 3i HMJ Croc Shoe
Release Date: September 9, 2021
Price: $160 USD