691 Boots were originally introduced as job boots, worn by mail carriers and factory workers, but have since become a must-have for the eagle-eyed; generations of rock stars including The Clash, The Who, and Elton John have worn them. Meanwhile, Jadon boots took on a life of their own. They first started gaining traction in Asia, but have since become a true global hit for the brand as well. “Young people in Japan tend to wear gender-neutral attire—the alternative becomes more inclusive, and we have a gut feeling that we have a responsibility to provide footwear to these communities,” McKoy said. “While we expected the Jadon boot to be big, it turned out to be bulky.”
It helps that the A-listers have adopted the boot from the start. 983s early adopters were models and It girl Agyness Deyn, has been Dr. Martens’ muse for many years. “It really felt like she was part of the design team—a real partnership, seeing her create and produce a new collection that included crawlers, knee-highs and the now-famous quad sole,” says McKoy. Miley Cyrus wore them during the Bangerz days with all sorts of indie raunchy outfits (like leggings and army shirts); today, Ollie Olivia Rodrigo uses them to accessorize her sloppy 62 look with a plaid miniskirt. Even Bella Hadid got in on the action and paired the boots with cool casual sportswear.
PhD. Martens Jadon Leather Boots
PhD. Martens Jadon Max Boots
With so many stars, the Jadon boot is a testament to its versatility. Thanks to its sleek shape, it can be dressed up or down, adding an edgy touch to almost any ensemble. Over the decade, Jadon boots have evolved, and now come in white and red colorways, as well as vegan or printed leather, and have even expanded in men’s sizes (Lil Nas X recently wore his black boots with a blue snakeskin jacket and pants). “We From there, more variations of the Jadon boot were designed,” McKoy said of the new silhouette’s interpretation. “Leather that rubs off to reveal unexpected colors and tones that deepen over time, vintage leather and of course glitter, studs, chains – you name it.”
Obviously, This boot is still a fan favorite, but the question is: Will the Jadon boots stand up to another
year now? McKoy hinted that Dr. Martens has “two big collaborations coming up in the fall,” which would help maintain visibility. We’re told that the Jadon boot is also becoming a forever shoe classic.