|Fits as expected||
- Man Made
- Synthetic sole
- Shaft measures approximately 7" from arch
- Platform measures approximately 0.75 inches
- Constructed on the iconic, durable Dr. Martens air-cushioned sole
- Good slip resistance and abrasion
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The 1460 is the original Dr. Martens boot. The boot's recognizable dna looks like this: 8 eyes, grooved sides, a heel-loop, yellow stitching, and a comfortable, air-cushioned sole. This season, the boot gets a slick, glossy makeover with metallic chrome — in a synthetic, 100 percent vegan material.
Dr. Martens is the stuff of legends. It all began near Munich, Germany in 1945 when Dr. Klaus Maertens injured his foot in a skiing accident in the Bavarian Alps. To make walking easier during the healing process, he designed a shoe with an air-cushioned sole. Using old rubber tires, he constructed soles that had air trapped within closed compartments. He showed his prototype to his engineer/inventor friend, Dr. Herbert Funck, and together they decided to develop and produce the shoes. Not only did the shoe solve the doctor's immediate problem, but it also started to sell well in Germany. By 1959 the two decided that they needed a company to produce and distribute the shoes, then called Dr. Maertens, in other parts of the world. At first, many manufacturers rejected the concept of an air cushioned sole as a short-lived gimmick. However, the R. Griggs Group, located in the village of Wollaston in England, decided to go along with the idea by creating the first work boot with the revolutionary sole. On the first of April 1960, the first cherry red eight-eyelet work boot was produced and named 1460. To sell the brand name better in England, the name was anglicized to Dr. Martens. The range was branded AirWair and the rest is history.
- Shipping Weight: 3.06 pounds ()
- ASIN: B079MFGRVN
- Item model number: R23922029
- Date first listed on Amazon: July 11, 2018
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A bit tight across the bridge, lacing them looser there for now.