Dr. Martens Shoes

Written by Jill Morrison
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What began as an attempt to cushion an injured foot turned into one of the most well-known icons in the world. Dr. Martens shoes are popular worldwide and are often purchased by those who like to express independence and individuality. Unmistakable style is important. But the main reason for success is extraordinary comfort and fit.

The Story of Dr. Martens Shoes

The brand was born in Germany by Dr. Klaus Maertens. When he was injured, he developed a shoe with an air-cushioned sole by using old rubber tires. He worked with an engineer to further develop the concept. The shoes became popular worldwide with the creation of the 1460 boot in 1960. Today, "Docs" are very familiar and a favorite to many. They are a symbol of quality, independence, and confident individuality.

Trademarks of Dr. Martens shoes are yellow stitching and a two-toned sole edge. The comfortable fit is made possible by a unique sole that molds to the foot. For the first week or so, the shoes feel stiff. Then they begin the molding process and achieve a degree of comfort not found in other shoes. Loyalty to the brand is very strong.

Cutting edge designs keep Dr. Martens shoes a leader among highly respected footwear. The product line has expanded to include a wide variety of styles for both men and women. Boots, shoes, and sandals are available for industrial use or leisure. Accessories are also sold, including insoles and a wide variety of shoe laces. Wonder Shoe Balsam is a popular product which protects the shoes against water or salt damage and restores color while softening the leather.


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