I remember when my best friend got her first pair of Doctor Marten boots when I was in 7th grade. They were the classic 1460 boot, in black, and I remember being in awe of her coolness.
She seamlessly paired them with everything from simple jeans and a t-shirt to crazy retro dresses and she looked awesome and confident in every style iteration. To this day, Doctor Martens scream confident fashion to me, while they also embody high quality and incredibly durable footwear.
So I was really excited to learn that Planet Shoes would be carrying Doctor Martens this year because they are such a signature style brand that is just as well known for their implacable standards on quality. Doctor Martens aren’t just embodied by the 1460 boot either.
Their oxford style shoe for men and women has just as loyal a following as their boots and their work boots have an excellent reputation among the hard wearing. On the ladies side, the Dr. Marten Mary Jane is widely worn among the funky fashionistas in the city and their tall boots will add an urban edge to any style.
The history of Dr. Martens is long and fascinating. Great innovation comes from seeing a need, and Dr. Klaus Maertens developed a shoe sole with air pockets to support a skiing injury and keep him comfortable while he healed.
The shoe was so comfortable that he and his engineer and inventor friend developed a shoe they could sell to everyone. The classic 1460 boot was born and its timeless design maintains relevance today. Dr. Martens are probably best known as style icons in the counter culture and today they are a practical, durable and maintain and edgy and modern look despite their history.
In classic black leather, this boot is well known and always stands out in a crowd. The original Dr. Marten outsole is durable and textured for all seasons. The interior uses their well known comfort last technology for supportive, long lasting wearability.
The contrast stitching, trademark smooth and high quality leather and Airwair heel tab all come together to make this signature boot shine. Great for work or for fashion, you can’t go wrong investing in the Dr. Marten 1460.
The Versatile 1461 Dr. Marten Shoe
This classic Dr. Marten is a souped up Oxford style that maintains the edgy look of the 1460 boot while dressing it up just enough for work or for a night out on the town.
The smooth black leather upper is classic while the thick, durable PVC sole gives these shoes the flare to be Dr. Martens. Perfect for all seasons, these are a terrific investment shoe that when taken care of, could last you a lifetime.
The Funky 1914 Dr. Marten Boot
Just in case you were worried we were only carrying the most classic and versatile Dr. Marten boots and shoes, here is the 1914 in pristine smooth white leather with contrast sole and lacing. These lace up boots are sure to cause a riot wherever you go and will add the edge quotient to whatever style you choose to showcase for the day.
The PVC sole will give you great traction no matter the terrain and the and the comfort last technology means you’ll be able to walk anywhere in comfort.
I am still in touch with my best friend from middle and high school, and she still has her Doctor Marten 1460 boots and she still wears them.