Step out in style wearing the Dr. Martens 1460 8 Eye Men's Casual Combat Leather Boots! These feature: Genuine leather upper with 8 eye construction, air cushioned sole welded together using a special heat-sealing process, and has a heel tab for easy on/off. Dr. Martens reputation for durability has become footwear folklore, and 100 million pairs later their belief in making things to last is as strong as it's ever been.Approximate Measurements:Shaft 6.5 from arch"Boot Opening Circumference 11"Heel Height 1.25"Style: 1460
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.
- Synthetic sole
- Shaft measures approximately 6.5" from arch
- Heel measures approximately 1.25"
- 2015 Dr Martens Collection
- Boots feature genuine leather upper with 8 eye construction