The iconic boot and shoe makers Dr Martens began their story in 1960, when the third generation of a Wolaston, Northamptonshire-based shoe factory owned by the Griggs family signed an exclusive license with Dr. Klaus Märtens & Dr. Herbert Funk to use an air-cushioned sole for their footwear. The AirWair sole was born, which is the same 'Bouncing Sole' used in their modern shoes, paired with the instantly-recognisible yellow welt stitching that lead the company to become a household name. Dr Martens have seen a lot in their time, from providing affordable footwear to working-class milkmen and factory workers, to the birth of skinhead, punk, glam, psychobilly, hardcore & many more.
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