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.
The classic Dr. Martens boot, the unmistakable look of the 1460 is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name Doc Martens, and has been worn by everyone to scene lifers to greatest hits album wielding dilettantes adding some alternative edge to their everyday style.
- 8-eye boot
- Air cushioned soles
- Oil and fat resistant
- Abrasion and slip resistant
- Finished leather