Dr. Martens

Dr. Marten is a British footwear and apparel brand founded by Klaus Märtens, known for its boots with air-cushioned soles, welted construction, and yellow stitching. Klaus Märtens was a doctor in Germany during WWII. While on leave in 1945, he injured his ankle while skiing and wanted to create shoes that were more comfortable than his standard army boots. He then designed the boots to have more cushioning, made of supple leather with tires as the sole. When the war was over, Dr. Martens and his business partner began using discarded rubber for production, and the comfort of the boots made it exceptionally popular with housewives at the time, with 80% of sales going to women over the age of 40. The boots’ popularity continued into the 1950s, with high sales necessitating a second factory in Munich. Looking at expanding internationally, Martens and his business partner sold the rights to British shoe manufacturers Grigg’s Group Ltd. Trademarking the AirWair technology and adding the signature yellow stitching, the first boot came out in 1960 to high demand, with the boots later becoming popular with punk subcultures and skinheads in the ‘80s. By the 1990s, the boots were associated with grunge fashion and more than 10 million pairs were being produced a year.

Yohji Yamamoto Dresses Dr. Martens 1490 Boot in Herringbone for FW21
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Yohji Yamamoto Dresses Dr. Martens 1490 Boot in Herringbone for FW21

Made with premium materials from British luxury fabric maker MOON.

The Air Jordan 4 "White Oreo" Brings Retro Energy to This Week's Best Footwear Drops
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The Air Jordan 4 "White Oreo" Brings Retro Energy to This Week's Best Footwear Drops

Dropping alongside the Nike Dunk High “Game Royal”, Palace’s Vans Authentic capsule and more.

Jean-Michel Basquiat's Artwork Returns to the Dr. Martens 1460 and 1461
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Jean-Michel Basquiat's Artwork Returns to the Dr. Martens 1460 and 1461

Namely the legendary artist’s ‘Untitled (1982)’ and ‘Pez Dispenser’ pieces.

JJJJound Teases Upcoming Dr. Martens SS21 Collaboration
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JJJJound Teases Upcoming Dr. Martens SS21 Collaboration

Set to drop later this year.

Matthew M Williams and Nike's Zoom MMW 004 Fuels This Week's Best Footwear Drops
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Matthew M Williams and Nike's Zoom MMW 004 Fuels This Week's Best Footwear Drops

Alongside adidas YEEZYs and Human Made collaborations, the Air Jordan 3 “Rust Pink,” sacai x Nike Blazer Lows and more.


CLOT and Dr. Martens' Signature Stylings Collide on New 1461 Collaboration
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CLOT and Dr. Martens' Signature Stylings Collide on New 1461 Collaboration

Centered around a vivid red sole and intricate sockliner detailing.

Dr. Martens' SS21 "Made in England" Packs Offer Horween Leather, C. F. Stead Collab and More
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Dr. Martens' SS21 "Made in England" Packs Offer Horween Leather, C. F. Stead Collab and More

Presenting new takes on the 1460 boot and 1461 shoe.

The Supreme x Nike Air Max 96 Collection Serves See-Through Style in This Week's Best Footwear Drops
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The Supreme x Nike Air Max 96 Collection Serves See-Through Style in This Week's Best Footwear Drops

Alongside multiple Air Jordan releases, the YEEZY 500 “Enflame,” Stingwater’s Nike SB Dunk Low “Magic Mushroom” and more.

Rick Owens Revamps Dr. Martens' Iconic Footwear With Second Drop
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Rick Owens Revamps Dr. Martens' Iconic Footwear With Second Drop

Consisting of reworked takes on the 1460 Bex and 1461 Bex, plus a custom Gryphon sandal.

Sole Mates: Oliver Mak and the Bodega x Dr. Martens 1461
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Sole Mates: Oliver Mak and the Bodega x Dr. Martens 1461

The Bodega co-founder on bringing his punk roots to the store’s latest understated collaboration.

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