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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.
So I have had these boots for one year and already need new soles. First, I love the look of these boots. The laces ripped apart after maybe four months. Read morePublished 3 months ago by freduke
These boots are sweet and I got my for about 70 dollars cheaper than other sites offering the same product.Published 9 months ago by Trey
Good quality . Did not fit me but perfect ..
next time I will order the right size
and they will look even hotter
Color was not as expected. Overall good boot, moved to casual wear because of the color, too close to a distressed black nearly brown.Published 10 months ago by Michael Davies
I got these shoes just for work casual, nothing crazy. Though lately my feet were a little cold, during some walks to work. Today, I looked at the bottom and the string? Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mr. Daddyman
the sole is a little thinner than it looks in the picture but is very solid cannot go wrong with dr martens.Published 10 months ago by Donald C. Parker III
These are Doc Marten's Boots. They are some of the best all-weather boots you can buy. Some people have a hard time breaking them in, complaining that they take too long to break... Read morePublished 10 months ago by drwelch
This is a well built boot, and it fits like a glove. The rubber sole is great if you're in a particularly hostile climate. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ares Denzel