Crafted at Dr Martens original Cobb lane site the 1461 shoe utilises suedes from esteemed Leeds based tannery CF Steads opting for a 'Desert Oasis' fashion suede with a soft and chunky handle, as opposed to Stead's more classic, formal suedes. The raw material is specially selected and tanned to achieve a relaxed, sporty look with a rugged nap. The longer nap and more open structure gives the leather a unique texture and casual look but still retains the richness, presented here in a very wearable black shade. Inside the shoe were treated to a plush leather collar and footbed with foil branding. Whilst on the outside Dr Martens rugged and dependable Air-cushioned sole handles just about anything you can throw at it.