Dr. Martens

Designed as a more comfortable version of the standard issue military boot, Klaus Martens, a doctor in the German military, crafted the first pair of Dr. Martens using an air cushioned sole and a softer leather in 1945. After having success selling the boots in Germany, Klaus looked to international sales, finding the Griggs group, who were known for making boots, brining patent rights to manufacture the boot. The boot soon became synonymous with a lot of England's working class, such as postmen and police officers, before then becoming a shoe popular witinh a multitude of sub-cultures.