Dr. Martens R13348001 Unisex Black Fusion Safety Toe Slip-On Work Boots have full grain, double-stitched leather uppers with a smooth finish. They meet steel toe and anti-static safety requirements for your protection on the job. This style of Chelsea boots started out as riding boots in the Victorian era. They have elastic sections at the sides of the ankle, keeping them snug. It also makes them very comfortable and easy to put on and take off. Inside, there is a Cosmo moisture-wicking lining to keep your feet drier. The removable Smartmask PU cushioned footbeds give you all-day comfort. The wooden shank provides mid-foot rigidity to keep your foot aligned properly. The Goodyear welts have a Z welt-stitch, with the traditional yellow Dr. Marten thread, and are heat-sealed. Very unique and very durable. After many years of use, they can be easily repaired for many more years of wear. The heel strike area provides excellent energy absorption from the impact of your foot when you walk.The dual-density, air-cushioned outsoles aren� t just comfortable. They provide great slip-resistance for oil, fat, alkali and fat. The soles are also oil- and abrasion-resistant. They� re patterned for traction and heat-sealed. When ordering Dr. Martens R13348001 Unisex Black Fusion Safety Toe Slip-On Work Boots, make sure to convert to UK sizing.Sizes Available: UK 6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13Please make sure when ordering that you convert your USA size to UK.To convert, subtract one size for men and 2 sizes for women.Example:UK 7= Men's USA 8 | Women's USA 9UK 8= Men's USA 9 | Women's USA 10UK 9= Men's USA 10 | Women's USA 11UK 10= Men's USA 11 | Women's USA 12UK 11= Men's USA 12
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.