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Dr Martens History

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By Martin Roach When the Dr. Martens boot first catapulted from a working-class essential to a countercultural icon back in the 1960s, the world was pre-internet, pre-MTV, pre-CD, pre-mp3s, premobile phones… hey, they’d only just invented the teenager. In […]

Dr Martens Spirit

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Once the genie had been let out of the bottle back in the 1960s, the vapours of Dr. Martens’ rebellious spirit could not be contained and the boot seeped into every corner and crevice of youth culture. THE FULL […]

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