Born out of an unlikely marriage between a German inventor and an English family from Northamptonshire, Dr Martens was at first a working class symbol and then ultimately, one of revolution.
The boots were embraced first by the working classes and later by the punks, rebelling against everything and taking just Dr Martens with them. Before long, almost every other subculture, mods, Goths, nu-metal, straight-edge and more adopted Dr Martens as their symbol of empowerment, individuality and freedom.
This strong identity continues to reign strong today with designs being consistently updated to appeal to new generations. Shop the Dr Martens men's collection on Coggles now, and discover how the brand gained its iconic status on Coggles LIFE here.