56 Years of the Dr. Martens 1460 Boot

On 1st April 1960 a shoe was born that would change the face of fashion and footwear forever. The Dr. Martens 1460 Boot is the original icon, its air-cushion sole, smooth leather, eight eyelets and bright yellow stitching instantly recognised the world over.


Inspired by boots made with tyre soles, the 1460 as we know it today is the brainchild of German army doctor Klaus Märtens and British family shoe company R. Griggs Group Ltd. The boot was originally embraced by the British working classes, but is perhaps best known for its association with the punk subculture of the 1970s and ’80s. Representing individuality, rebellion, freedom and empowerment, the Dr. Martens 1460 Boot is still adopted by like minded people around the world, and is still as relevant 56 years on.

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Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

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