Dr. Martens’ appeal to people who have their own individual style but share a united spirit – authentic characters who stand for something. People who possess a proud sense of self- expression. People who are different.
On a stylistic level, Dr. Martens’ simple silhouettes allows their wearers to adopt the boots and shoes as part of their own individual and very distinctive style; on a practical level, their famous durability and comfort make them ideal for the unforgiving world of gigs and street fashion; and then finally on an emotional level, they are a badge of attitude and empowerment.
However, it wasn’t always this way: Dr. Martens were originally a modest work-wear boot that was even sold as a gardening shoe at one stage. So, how did this utilitarian boot transform into one of the most culturally relevant brands of the modern era? It is an interesting and unique story...
AGAINST THE GRAIN FOR SIX DECADES
60 years ago, an icon was born. The Original DM's boot started life as a humble work boot. But in the six decades since the first pair rolled off the production line, it’s been worn in every way possible. And even now, Docs wearers keep finding new ways to style it. Still original. Still the Original.
LOOKING BACK: 2019 DR. MARTENS PRESENTS TOUR
Deep in the middle of gifting season, we are busy wrapping up one thing: our 2019 series of Dr. Martens Presents shows. From East Coast to West Coast, music fans came out in force to rooftops, art galleries, and our very own retail stores. And they definitely didn’t leave their Docs at home. Before we go boldly into the new year, let’s take a moment to take a look back at the final set of highlights from the shows that sum up the Dr. Martens spirit — authentic, brash, and independent.
Heels, the DMs way. Our range of heeled boots and shoes are designed with AirWar soles and built with our renowned durability. Shop our collection of women's heels below.
To celebrate our new collaboration with the Sex Pistols, we're offering our wearers a chance to win a pair from the collection. Put your name down below to be in with a shot. Winners will be notified by email.
Our collection never stops evolving. These are the latest designs to roll off the production line. Discover new Dr. Martens shoes and accessories: from sandals to boots to socks. All our new arrivals are built with our renowned durability and stacks of DMs attitude.