Channel Your Inner Artist With These William Hogarth-Inspired Shoes

Dr. Martens
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Are you a recovering art history major who wears your degree on your sleeve? Now you can wear it on your shoes, thanks to Dr. Martens.

The British footwear brand teamed up with London’s Sir John Soane's Museum to create an accessory line embellished with scenes from William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress. One of the satirical English artist’s most famous paintings, the eight-plate work—which resides in the Soane’s Museum permanent collections—depicts the misdoings of a debauchery-inclined boy named Tom Rakewell, who squanders his vast fortune.

The line includes both a satchel and two pairs of shoes, which come in unisex styles—the label’s classic Fall 3-eye shoe and Decline 8-eye boots. Available for purchase this month, they’re sure to serve as conversation pieces, even if your peers don’t know anything about 18th-century art.