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The 1460 boot is Dr. Martens at its best. It's tough enough to take a beating, yet stylish enough to be versatile. This durable boot has a unique air-cushioning system that aims to please, while the thick outsole ensures a strong step. And of course, that iconic welt stitching and pull tab is always a bonus.
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 founders 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.
Doc Martens are oh so comfy and fashionable, and definitely worth the extra money! They look exactly like they do in pictures and fit perfectly. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Fang-Fei Tham
These are not the docs I normally wear. They are not made in England. They are shaped like clown shoes the sole wears out and the leather rubs off IN LESS THAN A YEAR! Read morePublished 1 month ago by AkashicLight777
it is a right size and fit as expected. it is the color Cherry Red, Star rating should be highest 5Published 1 month ago by Chun A Wang
They look great and are a classic boot that I have been wanting to buy for years. They need to be broken in to be a bit more comfortable but that hoe it usually it with docs..Published 1 month ago by Frank I.
Where I live, especially this winter, these shoes have actually been practical. I don't want to wear snow boots all the time and these are perfect. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brooke Petrucelli
They run a little big, but I absolutely love them. I am very happy with my boots and they look like the picturePublished 2 months ago by j. eberle
they are really nice the print is excelent but the size is not just right is too big, buy a size smollerPublished 2 months ago by Esteban Munoz
The boots fit just fine and I really like them. I would recommend long socks do your ankles don't get sore.Published 2 months ago by C. Clark
I go through a pair of 1460s about every 12 to 14 months wearing them as work boots. They hold up for medium grade construction work for that long but for more heavy work like... Read morePublished 2 months ago by dd2704