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.

Dr. Martens Reveals "Year of the Tiger" 1460 and 1461 Boots
Footwear

Dr. Martens Reveals "Year of the Tiger" 1460 and 1461 Boots

Featuring tiger tooth eyestays and laser-etched details.

Yohji Yamamoto and Dr. Martens Reconnect for a 10-Eye Boot
Footwear

Yohji Yamamoto and Dr. Martens Reconnect for a 10-Eye Boot

Featuring a hidden zipper and transparent sole unit.

WOLF'S HEAD Reworks Dr. Marten's "MADE IN ENGLAND" Boots
Footwear

WOLF'S HEAD Reworks Dr. Marten's "MADE IN ENGLAND" Boots

Fitted with brass studs.

Tokyo-Inspired Label G-Threadz Lands at Wellgosh
Fashion

Tokyo-Inspired Label G-Threadz Lands at Wellgosh

As do pieces from Satta, Carhartt WIP and more.

Air Jordan 1 Element GORE-TEX Battles the Elements In This Week's Best Footwear Drops
Footwear 

Air Jordan 1 Element GORE-TEX Battles the Elements In This Week's Best Footwear Drops

The A Ma Maniére x Air Jordan 1 High, adidas YEEZY QNTM “Amber Tint” and UNDEFEATED’s Vans Old Skool LX “U-Man” capsule are also dropping.


NEIGHBORHOOD Adds Paint Splatters to Two Dr. Martens Silhouettes

NEIGHBORHOOD Adds Paint Splatters to Two Dr. Martens Silhouettes

Customizing the 1461 and 2976.

Goodhood Partners With Dr. Martens to Reinvent the 6-Eye 101 Silhouette
Footwear

Goodhood Partners With Dr. Martens to Reinvent the 6-Eye 101 Silhouette

Featuring a Vintage Leather upper and screen-printed details.

The North Face Purple Label & Dr. Martens Release Collaborative 101 6-Tie Boots
Footwear

The North Face Purple Label & Dr. Martens Release Collaborative 101 6-Tie Boots

Waterproof pairs lined in purple.

Everything Dropping at HBX Archives This Week
Fashion

Everything Dropping at HBX Archives This Week

Including a trio of KAWS figurines.

Virgil Abloh's Off-White™ x Air Jordan 2 Low Capsule Oversees This Week's Best Footwear Drops
Footwear 

Virgil Abloh's Off-White™ x Air Jordan 2 Low Capsule Oversees This Week's Best Footwear Drops

Ye’s adidas Yeezy Knit Runner Boot, the Nike SB Dunk High “Gundam” and the Concepts x New Balance 992 “Low Hanging Fruit” are also dropping.

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