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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.
Our boots and shoes have become icons, recognized worldwide for their uncompromising looks, durability and comfort. These styles embody all that is true and unique to Dr. Martens.
I live in a country where I would come out too expensive to return the boots..
The leather is cheap feeling, very waxy and too light for leather, nothing feels real on it., the inside liner is nylon, not leather.
Been wearing Docs for better than 25 years, loafers, brogues, boots, and 1 pair of sandals.
These are great looking for a few days, but typical of synthetic shoes, they look worn very quickly. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Trisha
manufacturing is horrible, the glue of the sole is obvious at a glance, misapplied. The quality of the leather looks cheap and they sold me the boots size 8 stuffed into a box that... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Elianna
The size is just right, the express service is in place, dress up and feel very handsome, next time will come to buyPublished 10 months ago by Kawa Lam
I opted to go up a size since my last doc's were too small after having to put in a new insert.
Once I put in the work boot insert, they fit perfect and are very... Read more
This is my first pair of Dr. Martens and i had ordered the size 9 initially since i usually wear between 9 and 9 wide (I have wide feet but sizes always vary by brand), but they... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Barto