As always, Dover Street Market is where you find the unique and unusual. DSM, together with Colette and Pigalle in Paris will each stock a select run of thirty pairs of the iconic Merrell boot, each imprinted with a tracking number and store stamped to verify its genuine originality and individuality.

Merrell, you may ask, isn’t that a hiking boot? Exactly. The original 1982-styled ‘Wilderness’ leather boot was voted Backpacker Magazine’s ‘Best boot in the world’ (and they don’t chuck that title at just any old rubbish) and has more recently been showcased alongside the finest tailored suits in DKNY’s catwalk show. Juxtaposition, my friend, that’s what true style is all about.

Merrell is celebrating thirty years of design excellence, performance and innovation by launching Origins, a collection shaped by the brand’s archive of leading outdoor styles. It is to mark this launch that Merrell has teamed up with London’s Dover Street Market where a limited edition of the brand’s original ‘Wilderness Canyon’ boot will go on sale in November 2011.

Words by Anna Bang

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