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.

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.

Bodega Adds Elevated Touches to the Dr. Martens 1461
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Bodega Adds Elevated Touches to the Dr. Martens 1461

Celebrating the silhouette’s 60th anniversary.

atmos Reworks Dr. Martens' 1461 Shoe and Combs Tech Boot
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atmos Reworks Dr. Martens' 1461 Shoe and Combs Tech Boot

With flourishes like colorful purple/pink detailing and extra-large heel tabs

Dr. Martens Celebrates 60th Anniversary of the 1461 With Fresh Batch of Colorways
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Dr. Martens Celebrates 60th Anniversary of the 1461 With Fresh Batch of Colorways

Including the 1461 Iced, 1461 Leo Zip, 1461 Elastic and more.

Air Jordan 5 "Toro Bravo" Brings the Fire in This Week's Best Footwear Drops
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Air Jordan 5 "Toro Bravo" Brings the Fire in This Week's Best Footwear Drops

Alongside other high heat drops like the Wasted Youth x Nike SB Dunk Low and Kim Jones’ new Converse collection.

Supreme x Dr. Martens Spring/Summer 2021 Collaboration
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Supreme x Dr. Martens Spring/Summer 2021 Collaboration

Three bold colorways of the 5-Eye Shoe.

Why the Dr. Martens 1461 Should Be Your Alternative Summer Footwear
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Why the Dr. Martens 1461 Should Be Your Alternative Summer Footwear

An iconic shoe steeped in cultural history.

Dr. Martens Recruits King Nerd for Engraved 1460 and 1461 Collaboration
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Dr. Martens Recruits King Nerd for Engraved 1460 and 1461 Collaboration

The designer’s signature style covers metal panels across the two silhouettes.

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