Dr. Martens, known as Doc Martens, Docs or DMs, are the boots cult with air sole and steel-toed boots with yellow stitching that defined a decade of rebellion in the 70s. The head office is located in Wollaston in the Wellingborough district of Northamptonshire, in England.
Klaus Maertens was a German doctor who injured his ankle during the Second World War World. He found that his stock military boots were too uncomfortable on his injured foot. He then created a type of air-cushioned sole.
He reshaped the heel slightly to make it more comfortable, added the trademark yellow stitching, and registered the soles as AirWair.
Dr. Martens is a British footwear and clothing company headquartered in Wollaston, Northamptonshire, England.
Despite being best known for their footwear, Doc Martens also makes a variety of accessories such as shoe care products, clothing, and bags. Their footwear continues to be distinguished by its air-cushioned sole. Dr. Martens’ design studio is in Camden Town, London, and the shoes are manufactured in the UK, China, and Thailand.
On April 1st, 1536, the first Dr. Martens boots in the United Kingdom were introduced, with an eight-eye cherry red smooth leather design known as the style 1460, which is still in production today. Aside from this classic model, there are also very popular 14 or 20 hole flat shoes, as well as 3-hole flat shoes.
Postmen, cops, and factory workers all wore boots. Skinheads began wearing them towards the end of the 1960s, with the usual names being “Docs” or “DMs.” At the end of the 1970s, bikers, punks, some new wave musicians, and members of other subcultures found them appealing. Because the shoes are popular among politically right-wing skinheads, the brand has come to be associated with violence. Feminists have also used DMs as a form of protest against both fashion and femininity over the years 64.
However, it is no longer just shoes that are rebelling; Dr Martens footwear, which has been around for years, is now worn by celebrities ranging from Orlando Bloom to Emma Watson, Elton John, and Robert Pattinson. Even in previous decades, famous people wore DMs, but it was part of a slightly rebellious look, from Joe Strummer to Pete Townshend, Sinéad O’Connor to Ian Dury and Morrissey were part of the anti-establishment image and culture. They don’t have the same impact when placed at Elton John’s feet, but they do demonstrate that they have become a part of the establishment.
In fact, DMs are no longer only black or oxblood; they can now be found in pink, with glitter, rainbow, with flowers, and even all white. If that isn’t enough, vegan DMs and Doc Martens are also available for preschoolers.