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 allow 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.
Boot World’s Dr. Martens Shoes
Dr. Martens shoes combine high-performance durability with iconic, eclectic style. Dr. Klaus Maertens invented the famous “bouncing sole” in 1945 Munich after suffering a broken foot and needing extra assistance. Unlike traditional leather soles, these air-cushioned soles provide enhanced support and comfort. His partnership with the English Griggs company resulted in the first yellow-seamed Dr. Martens boots.
Over the course of the next 80 years, Dr. Martens went from a popular work boot to a central part of the punk rock aesthetic to the beloved brand it is today. While Dr. Martens still stocks a number of its original designs, the brand has evolved with the times to maintain its reputation for design at the cutting edge of culture. Today, men and women can find sandals and platforms alongside boots and oxfords.
With metallics, vegan leather, studs, and designer collaborations, Dr. Martens designs shoes for every aesthetic. But as their stock of designs changes and grows, the same comfort and durability remain.
Find Your Perfect Fit
Dr. Martens shoes come in whole sizes only. If you wear a half-size, order a size down: if you wear an 8.5, generally order a 9, etc. If your shoes feel too roomy, try a thicker pair of socks.
Leather and vegan leather shoes are initially stiff and require a breaking-in period. To speed up the process:
Wear thick, comfortable socks whenever you put on your Docs
Wear your shoes around the house for a few minutes or hours at a time
Start with small excursions outside: don’t take them out for the first time on a long hike
Over time, your shoes will begin to conform to your foot and feel comfortable on longer walks.
Care and Maintenance
Dr. Martens shoes are incredibly durable. To make sure your Docs last for as long as possible, take the following steps:
Spray shoes to protect against dirt, rain, and UV
Remove laces before cleaning to prevent damage and decay
Clean regularly (once a month) according to the material care instructions
Why Boot World
Boot World has the boots that fit your personal style. Whether you’re looking for a pair of shoes to wear on the job, out in nature, or to your next concert, find the shoe that makes you feel comfortable from head to toe. We stock a wide selection of boots and shoes from the most trusted brands in the footwear industry, including Dr. Martens. When you shop with Boot World, quality is guaranteed.
Take advantage of our fast online shipping, and step into your perfect fit.