Dr. Martens Classic 1919 Steel Toe Boot

3.9 out of 5 stars 101 customer reviews
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Black Fine Haircell
  • Leather
  • Imported
  • Synthetic sole
  • Shaft measures approximately 12" from arch
  • Original air cushioned Polyvinyl Chloride sole^Air cushioned sole^Steel toe

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Their boots and shoes have become icons, recognized worldwide for theiruncompromising looks, durability and comfort. The Dr. Martens 1919 10 Eye Steel Cap Boot Unisex embodies all that is true and unique to Dr. Martens. Dipping into their archive , the traditional boot comes complete with a slightly lower height but still has a very masculine, sturdy presence. The original Dr. Martens air-cushioned outsole provides underfoot comfort and durability. It is oil- and fat-resistant, tough and offers good abrasion and slip resistance. This is a Goodyear-welted product. The upper and sole are sewn together, not merely glued, like many footwear constructions. This, together with the Z welt-stitch and heat-sealing process, makes it unique to Dr. Martens. Step out in this classic look, the Dr. Martens 1919 10 Eye Steel Cap Boot Unisex.

From the distinctive hang tab at the heel to the yellow stitching along the sole, this Unisex 10 Eye Steel Toe Boot is unmistakably Dr. Martens through and through. You're bound to appreciate tough Goodyear welt construction and the deceptively supple leather upper, which belies the tough steel toe cap it covers. The fine haircell leather is of the highest quality, assuring your satisfaction with this quality boot, no matter what your line of work or choice of pastime.

Benefits of Goodyear Welt
Goodyear welt is a shoe construction in which the upper and sole of the shoe are stitched together for greater durability rather than glued. The resulting seam is visible and runs around the outside of the shoe, where the upper and outsole meet.

About Dr. Martens

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 (1/4/60). 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.

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  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B000BOQWJ8
  • Item model number: 1919
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 4, 2005
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,338 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Size: 7 F(M) UK / 9 B(M) US Women / 8 D(M) US MenColor: Black Fine Haircell Verified Purchase
    I bought these to replace an identical pair that I've been wearing for ten years. I got the old ones in London, and they were made in England. This new pair was made in China. They have changed...some for the good and some for the bad. There is now more toe room, which I like. However, both heel pads were ill fitted and loose. I had to trim them and stick them back in with super glue. I'm starting to really break them in now and I think I'll love them for years to come. They provide good ankle support and keep my feet warm. Buyer beware that these boots come very very stiff, and will take time to break in. When I first get them, I just wear them around the house occasionally until I can actually wear them out for a bit. If you try to wear them too long when you first get them, they will most definitely wear blisters on your feet. Break them in slowly and you'll have a wonderfully comfortable pair of boots to last a long time.
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    yes, people will still buy these for the DM mystique; yes, they still look cool; yes, the leather can still be worn battered and bruised, a la skins or goths, or polished to a brilliant shine.
    BUT -
    They are not in the same league, as when they were made in England. The cushion is gone, the interior of the leather is rough and stiff, as though the leather was never treated. Construction is solid and 'industrial' and I really LOVED my old pairs, which I wore for an average of 6 to 8 years. But these, for the price, will look good on you, and that's all. I gave mine away after trying to break them in for over 6 months and treating the leather with every kind of dressing I could. My old, old combat boots were easier to break in, many years ago.

    My recommendation - if you like the goth / skins look, spend a few more bucks and get a seriously good boot that you can wear clubbing, biking or just hanging and chilling, and that will alsotreat your feet and legs with respect. If you want boots for work, for military, LEO or paintball, go with Original SWAT or Altama. If you just HAVE to have Doc Martens, then go ahead, but know in advance that you're gonna be hurting.
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    Dear Dr. Martens,

    I felt compelled to write your company and tell you how extremely disappointed I am with the quality of your boots. I am 39 years old and when I was a kid your company was highly respected for making quality boots that lasted forever. Sadly your company has turned into a mockery of your once respected name.

    As an adult I am required to wear steel-toe shoes due to insurance reasons where I work. However, I do not do any form of hard labor. I am an avionics technician. Several years ago, when my company mandated that the workers start wearing steel-toe shoes, we all sighed. However, my first thought was Dr. Martens. I immediately bought a pair of Dr. Martens 1919 which was perfect because although they were not truly safety rated boots they would pass our inspection for steel toe shoes and were not as bulky.

    I wore those boots for about 3 and half years. I would have continued to wear them if it was not for the two holes that wore into each side of the one boot. Although I expected them to last longer I was not that upset since I almost got 4 years out of them. During my time of wearing them many of my co-workers thought the boots looked great and were impressed that they lasted so long and several of them bought Dr. Martens based on my experience. Mind you, there are 3000 employees that work at my company and we all hate steel-toe shoes and hate that we are being forced to wear them. Especially since the work we do does not risk our feet. So we are all always looking for better quality or lighter shoes.

    After my experience, I decided to buy a pair of 8761's, they looked like they would last much longer and they cost even more money $140.00.
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    Size: 11 F(M) UK / 13 B(M) US Women / 12 D(M) US MenColor: Black Fine Haircell Verified Purchase
    I like the boots, however I was mislead based on the fact that these are steel toe boots. Unfortunately, they are steel cap boots and not safety toe rated work boots. In the description listed for these boots it should have mentioned this one important factor. After receiving the boots I realized they were not as advertised considering it was stamped all over the product. Thanks for nothing! I've still got to find a safety toe rated work boot. I guess I'll use another avenue when shopping this time.
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    By Jenny K. on October 17, 2007
    Size: 3 F(M) UK / 5 B(M) US Women / 4 D(M) US MenColor: Black Fine Haircell Verified Purchase
    The other reviews were right--Docs are not as comfortable as they were back when I wore them in high school. The leather looks cheaper, and it's taking longer to break them in.
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    Yes they have a steal toe but they have a tag on them that reads
    "IMPORTANT WARNING
    Theae shoes (boots) have been designed and manufactured as, and, for use as FASHION FOOTWEAR ONLY. They are not for use as safety footwear, and should not under any circumstances be worn as safety footwear. .."
    A warning is also stitched into the inside of the boot near the heal that reads "NON-SAFTY FOOTEAR"
    I am a little let down that this fact is not listed in the products description. The reason I purchased these boots for work and they do not meet the required safety standard.
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