Born out of an unlikely marriage between a German inventor and an English family from Northamptonshire, Dr Martens is without doubt one of the world's most iconic brands.
The brand dates back to 1945 when German doctor Klaus Märtens used tyres to create padded soles for his boots, with the design later picked up by British shoes manufacturer R. Griggs Group Ltd. After refining the shape and design and adding bold yellow stitching, the first Dr. Martens 1460 boot was launched in 1960.
The boots – and the brand – would go on to being so much more than just a pair of shoes. Worn by the working classes, skinheads and punks, Dr Martens went hand-in-hand with rebellion and non-conformity.
While the world may have changed beyond recognition since Dr Martens’ early days, some things remain the same: Dr Martens are still a design classic, they still stand for quality and they still represent empowerment, individuality and freedom to countless people across the world.
Shop the Dr Martens women’s collection on Coggles now, and discover more about the brand here.