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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 trademark sole, distinctive stitch detail, and sleek leather construction perfect this iconic oxford.
Love Love Love! Fit perfect and always appreciate the high quality of this brand.Published 1 month ago by heather a.
A bit more narrow with the patent leather. would buy regular width next time.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
LOVE these shows, only issue is, I forgot these shoes run big.
I wear a 6, I should have bought a 5.
I love the shoes- and the price! But I always wear US 8, and the recommended UK 6 was far too big.Published 3 months ago by katie
First off: I love, love, love these shoes. I get nothing but compliments on them and the air soles helped get rid of my foot pain. Read morePublished 4 months ago by A. Davis
great shoe - I get a lot of compliments from my customers. Very comfortable - the only thing I had to do was to wear 2 pairs of ankle socks because of the minor rubbing around the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Vic