1490 Black Smooth 10 Eyelet Boot
- Smooth is the classic Dr. Martens leather; durable, with a smooth finish
- Made with Goodyear welt, the upper and sole are heat-sealed and sewn together
- Dr. Martens air-cushion sole, oil and fat-resistant, offers good abrasion and slip resistance
- Easy to clean and maintain using Dr Martens Wonder Balsam or Oakwood Leather conditioner
- Sizes UK 3 – UK 15 plus UK 6.5 & UK 9.5 – we try to have ALL sizes… ALL the time
Dr. Martens is the stuff of legends. It all began near Munich, Germany in 1945 when Dr. Klaus Maertens injured his foot in a skiing accident in the Bavarian Alps. To make walking easier during the healing process, he designed a shoe with an air-cushioned sole. Using old rubber tires, he constructed soles that had air trapped within closed compartments. He showed his prototype to his engineer/inventor friend, Dr. Herbert Funck, and together they decided to develop and produce the shoes. Not only did the shoe solve the doctor’s immediate problem, but it also started to sell well in Germany. By 1959 the two decided that they needed a company to produce and distribute the shoes, then called Dr. Maertens, in other parts of the world. At first, many manufacturers rejected the concept of an air cushioned sole as a short-lived gimmick. However, the R. Griggs Group, located in the village of Wollaston in England, decided to go along with the idea by creating the first work boot with the revolutionary sole. On the first of April 1960, the first cherry red eight-eyelet work boot was produced and named 1460. To sell the brand name better in England, the name was anglicized to Dr. Martens. The range was branded AirWair and the rest is history.
Hence in 2018 the sheer breadth of humans who wear Docs, 55 years on, is endless. From 1- 98 year olds; Punks, Prison Wardens, Cops, Priests, Preppy princes and princesses making their first marks on the world at large, Tots, Teens, Students/Lecturers, art teachers, literature & music teachers, Students, Chefs, Waitpersons, Cleaners, Health professionals, Buddists, Christians, Mormans, Muslims, Jehovas Witness’, Anarchists, Atheists, Lawyers, Bus Drivers, you name it, if you look closely at the person smiling at you as you go about your day, chances are, they’re wearing Docs, the comfortable footwear for free people…
Dr Martens are as awesome and unique as you are.
*Note to all good people reading this… While we aren’t rich enough to open shops in every town and state, we do LOVE to post Dr Martens things to you. If you like this thing and you want it in your life, add it to your cart and we will have them specially delivered to your door.
When you order with us, we check the actual stock style. We open the box to ensure that the shoes are perfect and no surface scratches or inconsistencies wrong sizes appear etc… It happens! We personally and carefully check that your new docs are 100% perfect, because quality and service are MOST important to us.
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