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About Dr. Martens

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 still has a manufacturing operation at its original location in Wollaston, Northamptonshire where the first boot rolled off the production line on the first of April, 1960, marking the birth of the iconic 1460 boot, so called because of the date.

The business has multiple office locations globally, as well as an extensive manufacturing and distribution network.

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17 April | Sustainability Summit

Speakers from Nike, Dr Martens, River Island, Vivobarefoot, Fairfax and Favour, and more