Iconic British brand Dr. Martens has dropped a new line of footwear in tribute to the Sex Pistols. The hugely popular shoe company has now unveiled two new designs dedicated to the punk legends.

It’s not the first time the pair have united for a shoe project, with Dr. Martens first releasing a series of Sex Pistols shoes in 2019. Those shoes featured lyrics from the song ‘Pretty Vacant’.

The latest release includes a pair of 1460 model boots sporting the title of the Sex Pistols’ anti-establishment single ‘God Save The Queen’, a single that saw them dropped from their label A&M.

Legend has it that A&M quickly destroyed almost all 25,000 copies of the single, leaving only about 10 remaining, and causing them to quickly become highly sought-after collector’s items.

Over the last 13 years, only a handful of copies have managed to surface and sell, with copies going for prices between £11,142 and £13,000, and one popped up for sale just last year.

Dr Martens tribute to the Sex Pistols

The other new footwear to be released is a 1961 white model, emblazoned with British newspaper clippings featuring the headline ‘The Filth And The Fury’. The headline is a reference to their appearance on the Bill Grundy show when the band swore live on TV.

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Sex Pistols collab with Dr. Martens

The Dr. Martens brand has a history of collaborating with some of the UK’s most famous, and infamous bands. Previously they released tribute show releases with New Order and Joy Division.

Check out ‘God Save The Queen’ by Sex Pistols:

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In 2019, news broke that a Sex Pistols biopic was being produced for a cinematic release. “We were impressed by the box office takings for Bohemian Rhapsody. It only goes to show the public has an appetite for these films,” said filmmaker Ayesha Plunkett.

No word yet on an updated release date, but 2020 does mark the 45th anniversary of the formation of the band…

The Sex Pistols x Dr. Martens 1460 and 1461 are now available on the END. website.

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