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.

mastermind WORLD Rounds Off Dr. Martens' 1460 Remastered Series
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mastermind WORLD Rounds Off Dr. Martens' 1460 Remastered Series

Punk’d to the max with skull motifs, jungle zips and nickel trims.

Dr. Martens Prepares for IPO in Early 2021
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Dr. Martens Prepares for IPO in Early 2021

The label’s owners have appointed two banks to lead the listing.

All Conditions Gear for All Conditional Occasions
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All Conditions Gear for All Conditional Occasions

Featuring trusty pieces from Gucci, ACRONYM, Y-3 and more.

The Best Pieces to Shop This 2020 Singles' Day
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The Best Pieces to Shop This 2020 Singles' Day

Treat yourself.

Yohji Yamamoto and Dr. Martens Drop $1,190 USD Asymmetrical Temperley Twisted Boots
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Yohji Yamamoto and Dr. Martens Drop $1,190 USD Asymmetrical Temperley Twisted Boots

The placket eyestay panel twists up the shoe, creating an off-center avant-garde aesthetic.

EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Martens Recruits Medicom Toy for 1460 Remastered Collaboration
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EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Martens Recruits Medicom Toy for 1460 Remastered Collaboration

Releasing alongside six BE@RBRICK collectibles.

Dr. Martens Celebrates 50 Years of Black Sabbath
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Dr. Martens Celebrates 50 Years of Black Sabbath

Honoring the legendary band’s first two albums from 1970.

EXCLUSIVE: Marc Jacobs Celebrates DIY Spirit for Dr. Martens 1460 Remastered Release
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EXCLUSIVE: Marc Jacobs Celebrates DIY Spirit for Dr. Martens 1460 Remastered Release

Adding vintage trinkets and charms to the vegan leather boot.

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