Factory work boots and a cushioned sole developed by a medical doctor recuperating from a broken foot seem like an incredibly unlikely starting point for footwear that would become a staple of cutting edge youth culture. But why would a shoe synonymous with individualistic style have a story about doing things the usual way?
After their adoption by the original ska and reggae loving skinheads in 1960s England unlocked the fashion potential of these humble work boots, the genie was well and truly out of the bottle. The genre hopping history of Doc Martens has taken the iconic bouncing soles from Slade to the Specials to Sham 69 to Specimen to the Smiths to Skinny Puppy to Soundgarden, and that’s just the ‘S’ section. It doesn’t really matter what your preferred brand of noise is, the timeless style and unshakable durability of Doc Martens are forever in style.
This is the original Dr. Martens shoe, same as it ever was. Part of the Made in England Vintage collection, it was handcrafted by Northamptonshire factory cobblers using original construction techniques — plus Quilon, the rare, original specification Dr. Martens leather. Thick and full-grain with a matte finish, this leather only gets better with age.
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Original 3-eye silhouette
Fat and oil resistant, air-cushioned sole
A reissue of the original Dr. Martens classic corrected-grain leather with a fine haircell print and rough back.