Pre-1960, traditional work boots were not fit for purpose. Dr. Martens changed this. Their air cushioned sole was the result of clear, practical thinking; designed to meet the specific need of providing additional support, comfort and durability. It was an unexpected, yet relevant solution.
With its trademark yellow stitch, grooved sole and heel-loop, Dr. Martens boots and shoes were everything they should be and nothing they shouldn’t be.
They became a product icon. Initially worn by postmen, policemen and everyday workers, they where adopted, customised and used as a tribal emblem by successive subcultures, decade after decade.
Dr. Martens are the true nonconformist footwear brand.
Offering a wide range of boots, shoes and sandals for men and women, Dr. Martens are original and intriguing. They are economical in materials. They are affordable, but never cheap.
Designed to be fit for purpose; they start with the foot and what it needs. Still carrying the brand’s trademark features; Dr. Martens footwear has rugged durability and a tough, distinctive style.
The business operates from the same location in Northamptonshire, England, where the Griggs family first started their shoe manufacturing business in 1901. Dr. Martens also have offices in London, USA, and Asia and have an extensive global distribution network.