Born in 1901, Dr. Martens is the shoe which people across the globe freely associate rugged build-quality, self-expression and the daring to be different. At Stuarts London we stock a wide range of Dr. Martens Made In England Collection, celebrating the rich history of the Dr. Martens brand.
Dr. Martens’ origins date to 1945, when Dr. Klaus Maertens, a 25-year-old soldier and medical doctor at the time, created a unique air-cushioned sole (rather than the traditional hard leather sole) to aid his recovery from a broken foot. Dr. Maertens made a prototype shoe and showed it to a friend and engineer, Dr. Herbert Funk. The two went into partnership and by 1947 they began formal production of their unique shoe. Within a decade they had a booming business. By 1952, sales had significantly grown so much that they opened a factory in Munich.
Dr Martens Made in England collection focuses on popular archive styles. Using original manufacturing techniques, Dr Martens revisit some of their most iconic designs. Browse all the classic styles such as the 1460 Ankle Boot, 2976 Ankle Boots, 1461 shoes and more. The shoes utilise a Goodyear welt construction known for its durability and clean lines. Shop the full collection now available at Stuarts London.