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DR. MARTENS SPEAKS TO JEANTRIX

Our new #DMsLITE range puts a revolutionary, lightweight twist on our well-known classic styles. From Philadelphia, art-duo Jeantrix are all about re-creating and updating staple items. We asked them what they thought of the new collection and our take on the iconic boot. 
 

Jeantrix wearing the Newton boot in black and cherry red.
Jeantrix wearing the Newton boot in black and cherry red.
 
 
Can you walk us through your motivation behind what you created for our new DM’s Lite product?
We’ve always had a fascination with flying and for the longest time we’ve been wanting to do a shoot that captures this fascination. We were inspired by movies like the Matrix and Superman; both movies detail effortless flying. 
 
What inspires or excites you?
Any and everything can inspire us, however we mainly get inspired by graffiti, grungy streets/buildings and of course movies! 
 
Jeantrix wearing the Newton boot in black and cherry red.
Jeantrix wearing the Newton boot in black and cherry red.
 
 
How would you describe your style?
Our style is very street grungy mixed with high fashion. This summer our styling inspiration has actually been Dennis Rodman and Lenny Kravitz. They are both very under rated fashion icons! 
 
Tell us about your first pair of Dr. Martens:
Our very first pair of Dr. Martens were purchased about 5/6 years ago. Even though it was only a few years ago, we’ve been fans of the brand for many many years before that. However, it wasn’t until we were in our 20s that we actually got jobs and had enough money to buy them lol. We bought two pairs, the 1460 boots and the 1461 shoe, in cherry red and black, from the Dr. Martens store in downtown Philly. We still have both pairs but right now you wouldn’t recognize them because they are littered with paint and artsy hand drawn graphics. Those boots have a special place in our hearts because our brand is all about super heroes and every time we put them on we felt super badass, like we could do anything! 
 
Jeantrix wearing the Newton boot in black and cherry red.
Jeantrix wearing the Newton boot in black and cherry red.
 
 
And finally, what do you stand for?
We stand for the underdogs of art. For every artist that has been told not to pursue their passions or that they weren’t good enough. We are here to tell anyone with God-given talent that they can accomplish everything and more if they just believe and Follow their Dreams! 
 
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