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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.
The iconic silhouette, recognized throughout the world for uncompromising looks, durability, and comfort is once again pushing the envelope. With the same good looks and construction the Dr. Martens Vegan 1461 3 Eye Gibson Unisex now offers an alternative. This vegan certified lace-up is offered is a non-leather upper which is soft and supple and has a two tone finish. The air-cushioning insole provides underfoot comfort and sewn and heat sealed construction gives dependable durability. Find a more natural feeling with all the same comfort and construction standards we love about Dr. Martens in the Vegan 1461 3 Eye Gibson Unisex.
I like the look and the style of this shoe, but the fit is incredibly stiff and uncomfortable. I normally wear an 8 1/2, Dr. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Doug Maas
The most incredible shoes in the world!!! They look like a normal shoe just without the animal suffering :)Published 4 days ago by David Vega Aguilar
It fits perfectly; since i became vegan I've been wanting to get a pair of this monster;) i have the non-vegan shoes low and high tops. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Santa Lucia
I started eating vegan for health reasons, not for animal rights. But there's a good case for animal rights too. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Having finally admitted my old pair of Vegan Docs needed to be retired, I looked around bought these. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JS0027
Still breaking in and so a bit uncomfortable at the moment, but I've only had them for a few days an IME any really good, durable pair of oxfords takes a few weeks to break in. Read morePublished 1 month ago by equilibrium17