Launched in the summer of 2020, Heaven by American designer Marc Jacobs is a subversive sub-label that taps into the angsty emotions of youthful rebellion in the ’90s. Led by Brooklyn-based designer Ava Nirui, Heaven’s collaboration with Dr. Martens reimagines DM’s classic Strap Platform Sandals and Mary Jane shoes.
The Mary Jane shoes — which have been reinterpreted as the Addina Heaven by MJ Bex — date back to the ’80s, found everywhere from Paris runways to Harajuku streets. The Heaven by Marc Jacobs pairs are given a simple yet definitive rework with a silver double-headed bear clasp as well as additional bear motifs and co-branding on the insoles. Uppers are finished in smooth black leathers, soles are secured via Dr. Marten’s signature Goodyear-welted lines, and AirWair loops are secured on the heels.
The summer-ready Strap Platform Sandals arrive in supple black Brando leather with lightweight neoteric platform soles. Brushed silver double-headed bear claps decorate the rear fastener and co-branded molded rubber labels are featured on the heel. Rounding out the design is yellow welt stitching that offers the trademark Dr. Martens look.
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