Dr Martens Shoes
We've got an extensive range of Mens and Womens Dr Martens Shoes in stock. All orders come with FREE UK DELIVERY!
Dr Martens History
In Northampton UK, the Griggs family were visited by Dr Klaus Martens from Germany.
Dr Klaus was an enthusiastic inventor, amongst his numerous inventions was a shoe sole filled with air that was to be manufactured onto footwear.
Together they designed the Dr Martens Boot which gave the wearer, comfort for everyday use.
To begin, the Dr Martens shoes were popular amongst the working-classes but soon became a design classic and had universal appeal.
Recently, we have visited their New factory in Wollaston, Northamptonshire where a few styles are still manufactured today to a very high specification.
Dr Martens Shoes in Fashion
Skinheads were the first subculture to adopt Dr Martens Shoes in the early 1960s, spilling out of the East End of London, then across Britain and the world; initially non-racist and obsessive about their fashion.
The late 1960s and 1970s saw the Dr Martens Boot adopted by (not thrust upon) nearly all the 'tribes', Mods, glam, punks, ska, psychobillies, grebos, Goths, industrialists, nu-metal, hardcore, straight-edge, grunge and Britpop groups…
Now in 2012 and beyond, Dr Martens shoes have remained a firm favourite for the Independent Spirit.