Dipping into their archive, Dr. Martens as emerged with this classic look. The Dr. Martens 1490 10 Eye Boot unisex ankle boot is set in a durable leather upper and features a 10-eye lace-up closure. The classic heel loop adds an iconic touch. The original Dr. Martens air-cushioned sole, provides underfoot comfort and durability. It is oil- and fat-resistant, tough and offers good abrasion and slip resistance. This is a Goodyear-welted product. The upper and sole are heat-sealed and sewn together, not merely glued like many footwear constructions. A PVC outsole finishes this rugged look. Embody all that is unique to Dr. Martens in the Dr. Martens 1490 10 Eye Boot.
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.
- Rubber sole
- Shaft measures approximately 10" from arch
- Heel measures approximately 1"
- Platform measures approximately .75"
- Leather upper
- PVC outsole
- R11857001, R11857600