By: Nicholas Maculam and Alex Maculam, Photo Editiors of Journalism
What is Dr. Martens? Dr. Martens is a Fall and a Winter essential for your closet. Its the best thing that ever happened to shoes. Dr. Martens are designed and created by rebels and workers of Dr. Martens. Dr. Martens are handmade in The United Kingdom such as their 1460’s and the Unions. Dr. Martens are the best shoes for Fall. Its irresistible. They are only $130.00.
Klaus Märtens was a doctor in the Germanarmy during WorldWarII. While on leave in 1945, he injured his ankle while skiing in the BavarianAlps. He found that his standard-issue army boots were too uncomfortable on his injured foot. While recuperating, he designed improvements to the boots, with soft leather and air-padded soles made of tyres. When the war ended and some Germans looted valuables from their own cities, Märtens took leather from a cobbler‘s shop. With that leather he made himself a pair of boots with air-cushioned soles.
Although Dr. Martens wasn’t popular back then (1945), its popular today. Counter culture youth started wearing them in the 1960’s, but today a new generation is giving them a comeback.
“Doc Martens” have a huge variety of style and color. For example, they have the 8 holes for the lace which is the regular shoes and the 14 and the 20 holes which is a bit taller. If you’re a casual person, then the Shoreditch is the way to go. If you’re kind of a rebel, then the shoes with the spikes is the way to go. Dr. Martens are very cool and comfy so get them!