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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.
Dr. Martens offers their signature contrast stitched, air-cushioned boot.
I ordered both the Pascals and the 1460s (from another store) for my daughter (age 17) to compare, assuming we would return one. Read morePublished 1 day ago by E. Waldorf
Yes these are shiny gold and they are awesome. I usually wear a 7.5-8 in US and bought a 6UK. Fits perfectly with room for thick socks.Published 1 day ago by sherry
Got my Doc Marten's today! So excited though my family thinks I'm insane for buying this holographic type of color. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Priya :)
I love this color so much, I bought a matching blue-ish jacket and colored my hair same color!Published 10 days ago by ChrisB
I wanted to like them, but my feet didn't and I'm not into breaking shoes in business. The color was fantastic and the shine was superb.Published 13 days ago by Taiwan Martinez