Dr Martens or 'Doc' Martens are among the most sought-after shoe brands in the world. Over time, the boots have been more or less trendy, but the brand has established itself as an integral part of the fashion world. But have you ever asked yourself why the boots are called 'Dr Martens'? We tell you who Doc Martens is and which popular models you can get your hands on where for winter.
The history of Dr Martens
We start with a retrospective: The story of Dr Martens begins in 1945, when Dr Klaus Märtens, a German doctor, suffered a skiing accident in which he sustained a serious foot injury. At the time, Märtens was serving in the Wehrmacht and had to step into the super-uncomfortable military boots despite his injury.
After World War II, Märtens therefore set himself the task of inventing new and, above all, comfortable boots. Together with his business partner Herbert Funck, he recycled rubber from the military, which by then, in 1947, was obsolete. The sole made the boots more comfortable than conventional work boots. So the first boots were made almost entirely from army leftovers.
In the following years, the company expanded into the UK and the boots soon became a fixture in the working class.
Today, the Dr Martens brand has firmly established itself in the fashion world and we expect to find the boots on your feet again this winter 2022.
Let's take a look at some popular models from Dr Martens below!
Popular models of Dr. Martens
Dr. Martens 1460
We start with a classic design, but upgraded with some kind of buckle around the laces. The boot has the classic yellow stitching and also yellow laces. We also see additional overlays.
WMNS AUDRICK CHELSEA
A Chelsea boot all for our WMNS: The DR. MARTENS WMNS AUDRICK CHELSEA. It has an extra thick sole combined with the classic look. What do you think of the silhouette?
DR. MARTENS TARIK
This boot looks very different. Yet the yellow stitching and distinctive heel tab make it immediately clear that this is a Doc. To this we see a cool outdoor look with different materials.
1460 MONO BLACK SMOOTH
This boot has a very neat look. For: It comes without the yellow seams. The 1460 is Dr Martens' original boot and is designed to last. Besides the signature 8-eye lacing, the shoe features a grooved Air Cushion sole on the side and a heel loop.
1460 Toe Cap Bex
Next on the list: the Dr Martens 1460 Toe Cap Bex. It has a white leather upper and a light brown rubber sole. The laces and eyelets contrast nicely with the rest of the boot.
Dr. Martens Jarrick
The Dr Martens Jarrick has an extra chunky look. The platform sole is extra high and the boot looks super big on the foot. If you like a chunky style, this is the boot for you!
1460 PASCAL ZIGGY
The Dr Martens Ziggy comes with a serrated outsole, giving it a super edgy look. Other than that, it is not much different from the original classic.
DR. MARTENS 101
The 101 boot has two eyelets removed from the iconic 1460 silhouette, but retains all the signature Dr Martens DNA. The yellow stitching makes it instantly recognisable as a Docs classic. The shoe sits lower on the ankle, stands on a sturdy air-padded sole and is finished with an AirWair strap.
2976 CHELSEA BOOT BEX SQUARED
The 2976 Chelsea Boot Bex Squared is Dr Martens' interpretation of the classic boot. For the upper, the brand uses the typical black smooth leather with a slight sheen. As the 'squared' in the name suggests, the toe of the boot is not typically pointed but straight.
1460 BEX SQUARED 8-EYE BOOT
We close our list with the classic of all Doc Martens: the 1460 BEX SQUARED 8-EYE BOOT. This silhouette also features the signature yellow stitching and AirWair heel loop.
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