The iconic brand name Dr Marten, has for decades been a symbol of rebellious youth, yet until the late 1960's Dr Martens boots were simply worn for their comfort and sturdiness. In 1945 whilst skiing in the Bavarian Alps, Klaus Martens, who was a German army doctor in World War 11 injured his ankle and with so much time on his hands whilst recuperating, decided to try and improve the comfort of his standard issue army boots. Using softer leather and rubber from damaged aircraft tyres, Martens and friend Dr Herbert Funck started producing the Dr Marten boot which proved to be very popular with busy housewives who were constantly on their feet.
By the late 1950's the company was flourishing, and the pair of doctors decided to branch into the international footwear market. Patent rights to manufacture the boots in the United Kingdom were bought by shoe manufacturer R. Giggs Group Ltd and after a few improvements and adding the trademark yellow stitching they decided to trademark the soles AirWair. From here the real success story began and throughout the 1960's Dr Martens were favoured by dock workers, postmen and policemen. When the skinhead movement became popular in the late 1960's they adopted Dr Martens as part of their rebellious image, and through the decades Dr Martens have been producing shoes and boots in a range of styles and colours that appeal to men and women and boys and girls of all ages. Their current shoes and boots now come in various Collections including Originals, DI Antonio, Mono, Slime Floral, Made In England and Adventure Time.
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Shipping & Delivery
Dr Martens offer delivery to most EU countries including Spain, so why not spoil that special person with a pair of shoes or boots that will practically last a lifetime. Delivery to Spain (and Balearic Islands only) takes 3-7 working days and costs £15.00