Dr Martens have a remarkable history of walking hand in hand, head held high with rebellion and music. Ever since the 1960’s, they have been a key component of the image of youth sub-culture. Dr Martens were born out of the concept of being different and rebelling against the norms of society.
Originally a brand for sturdy workmen boots in the early 20th century, Dr Martens took footwear to a new level. The brand was soon not only a solid popular choice for the working class in a practical sense, but was joined by the British sub-cultures of Ska, Punk, Rock, Britpop and many more.
The amazing thing about Dr Martens’ boots is their versatility, despite being the ultimate in hard wearing footwear; their women’s ranges always manage to maintain a softer feminine touch.
Dr Martens have commonly been subject to further self-expression from the public, often worn with the quarters flapping open, deliberately unpolished and scuffed; or perhaps laced rigidly and precisely, with a military sheen on the toe. Maybe left plain or else customised individually to suit the wearer.
Whatever the choice, Dr Martens were born to be worn proudly as a trademark of the wearer’s individuality.