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Dr Martens is one of our biggest brands here at Cloggs. With a product range that transcends trends and generations too, we’re honoured to represent their brand on our website, and simply love receiving pictures from our customers wearing their iconic Docs! This brand spotlight post is designed to tell you everything you need to know about much-loved brand Dr Martens, and highlight some of their most versatile and valued footwear styles.
Arguably one of the most famous footwear brands in the world, Dr Martens has achieved a cult-like status with their incredible range of boots since their conception in 1960. Their iconic 1460 boot (which was named after the date the first boot came out of the Dr Martens Northampton factory, April 1st, 1960), was originally designed for a practical purpose, but has since become one of the most renowned styles in the fashion industry!
Starting from humble and memorable beginnings, the original Dr Marten boot was created by Klaus Märtens, a doctor for the German army in WWII who required some structured boots to support a sprained ankle. Noticing his standard issue army boots weren’t quite cutting the mustard, he sought to create an alternative option which resembled the military boots of the time, yet with a more soft and supple leather to provide additional comfort. He also designed the AirWair rubber soles we’ve come to associate with the Dr Martens brand - a unique concept for the era.
Märtens adapted the traditional rubber sole which was solid, to utilise internal air pockets that would soften and buffer the foot from any impact, whilst simultaneously ensuring the durability of the sole remained intact.
The brand has gone from strength to strength since, cementing its place as one of Britain’s most iconic brands of footwear. It became the staple uniform of the Mods thanks to Pete Townshend of the Who being a huge fan of the 1460 style, which we’ll cover at length in the style section.
Now with an extensive range spanning a wide variety of styles, Dr Martens is a fashion staple that is surely here to stay. Let’s take a look at some of their most iconic styles, all of which are available from Cloggs.
Dr Martens Boots
Arguably their most famous range of shoes, Dr Martens boots can be seen on the feet of hundreds of people on every high street - from young children to older generations! We’ve highlighted some of the most famous Dr Martens boots here.
The 1460 is the classic and original Dr Martens boot. Available in a range of colours and finishes, this is arguably their most popular style.
The Pascal is a slimline version of the 1460, despite appearing very similar. Also available in a variety of colours.
The Oscar Sawyer is a men’s chukka boot in a gorgeous leather finish. Cool, comfortable and versatile, this boot is available in a range of colours.
Dr Martens Brogues
The range of Dr Martens Brogues is expansive, with a variety of classic and more exotic styles perfect for work or fashion purposes!
The 1461 is the brogue brother of the 1460, and comes in a range of gorgeous colours and finishes.
A gorgeous feminine brogue with a short upper, the Siano has a sleek silhouette and works with a variety of outfits.
The Oscar Octavius is a sophisticated men’s brogue with a light finish that will be perfect for smart or casual occasions.
Dr Martens Chelsea Boots
Dr Martens range of Chelsea boots come in a variety of styles and colours, each with the signature Dr Martens pull-tab at the back and a chunky AirWair sole for comfort and style.
The Kensington Flora is a gorgeous women’s Chelsea boot available in two striking colours.
The 2976 is Dr Martens’ classic Chelsea boot. With your typical Chelsea boot last, the 2976 is fashionable and durable too.
The feminine Chelsea boot style with interesting jodphur buckle detail, the Kensington Teresa is a gorgeous Chelsea boot available in two colours.
Dr Martens Shoes
The Dr Martens shoes category is full of miscellaneous styles which aren’t quite boots or brogues - but believe us there are some beautiful styles in there! Here are some of our favourites.
An adorable children’s Mary Jane shoe - the Tully comes in a few different finishes and is an incredibly versatile shoe.
Polley is an adorable t-bar Mary Jane with contrast yellow stitching and a signature Dr Martens AirWair chunky sole!
A fun and stylish heeled loafer with an adorable tassel, the Adelaide Favilla is the perfect desk to dancefloor shoe. We love it!
Shop our full range of Dr Martens shoes here.