The 1490 boot is an explorer of sub-cultures and individuality, a cornerstone of riotous punk and illustrious creativity. Throughout the 90s, it was adopted as the boot of choice by grunge musicians and fans: the higher the lace, the harder you went. As time went on, the 1490 became a trademark of youthful fashion and inclusivity. Here are some of our favourite style looks for the iconic 10-eye boot.
Tartan and Docs go hand-in-hand no matter what the style – but this pattern and the 1490 boots are true soulmates.
Roll up your black slacks and pair them with the 1490 Cherry boot and a white t-shirt. A throw back to business grunge.
BACK IN BLACK
Add a long black coat to the lace-up boots and let them meet in the middle.
JAZZIN’ FOR BLUE JEAN
Swing around on stage in your worn ripped blue jeans and 1490s tied high.
WE WEAR SHORT SHORTS
Who says you can’t wear tall boots in warm weather? Chuck on your shorts and add a loose shirt.
SKIRTS & BOOTS
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of free legs and tough boots. Extra points for the vintage car.