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Dr. Martens is the stuff of legends. It all began near Munich, Germany in 1945 when Dr. Klaus Maertens injured his foot in a skiing accident in the Bavarian Alps. To make walking easier during the healing process, he designed a shoe with an air-cushioned sole. Using old rubber tires, he constructed soles that had air trapped within closed compartments. He showed his prototype to his engineer/inventor friend, Dr. Herbert Funck, and together they decided to develop and produce the shoes. Not only did the shoe solve the doctor's immediate problem, but it also started to sell well in Germany. By 1959 the two decided that they needed a company to produce and distribute the shoes, then called Dr. Maertens, in other parts of the world. At first, many manufacturers rejected the concept of an air cushioned sole as a short-lived gimmick. However, the R. Griggs Group, located in the village of Wollaston in England, decided to go along with the idea by creating the first work boot with the revolutionary sole. On the first of April 1960, the first cherry red eight-eyelet work boot was produced and named 1460. To sell the brand name better in England, the name was anglicized to Dr. Martens. The range was branded AirWair and the rest is history.
A classic style like the Dr. Martens 1460 8 Eye Boot won't ever fail you. When you need style and comfort you can count on, turn to this Dr. Martens lace up ankle boot to get the job done. Set in a sleek pebbled leather upper, designed to resemble the leather used in flying jackets, with a slip-resistant outsole, you'll look sharp and stand steady. Lace up the Dr. Martens 1460 8 Eye Boot for timeless style.
LOVE LOVE LOVE these. I got them for my daughter for Christmas and she is tickled. Take notice that they run a 1/2 size smaller than expected though and we had to send the original... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Rebecca Moss
Gave these to my son for Christmas and he absolutely loves them!Published 25 days ago by Renee Schroeder
Big hit on Christmas day for my daughter! She loves Doc Martens and these are beautifully made as usual.Published 1 month ago by Stilettobabe65
Great, sturdy boot and I love the design. The woman's US size 8 was a little big, but nothing a thicker pair of socks won't cure.
Very cool boots. Would recommend.