Pascal Di Paulo Boots
by Dr. Martens
The original 1460 boot is undeniably iconic. But there's a duality to it, the boot started as a working class, utilitarian men's boot, and ended up a symbol of self-expression and rebellion. Above ground to underground. Which is why its dual nature is perfect for the museum collection. The Di Paolo is a limited-edition boot. It's emblazoned with The Annunciation, a painting probably by Giannicola Di Paolo-which features the archangel Gabriel handing a lily, the symbol of purity, to the Virgin Mary. Religion, meet counterculture. Selections from Di Paolo's designs are digitally printed onto Backhand leather with a dark green background. There's no binding on the collars. It's got simple yellow welt stitch, which ensures the main focus in on the artwork. The Di Paolo has iconic AirWair Bouncing Soles, that's oil-and-fat resistant with good abrasion and slip resistance-and has been since 1960. Finally, this shoe is Goodyear-welted, meaning the upper and sole are sewn together in a heat-sealed z-welt stitch for enhanced comfort. Material: Leather.