Dr. Martens Mackaye Gladiator Sandal - Black
Standout in true Docs fashion with the new Mackaye Gladiator Sandal from Dr. Martens! These strappy sandals feature leather uppers made with Buttero, a smooth full-grain leather with a supple feel and satin gloss finish, adjustable buckle straps, and air-cushioned outsole for comfort and traction. Available online at Journeys.com!
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- Supple leather upper made with Buttero, a smooth full-grain leather with a satin gloss finish
- Classic heel pull loop
- Dual adjustable buckle straps offer a secure, custom fit
- Goodyear® welt heat seals and sews the upper and sole together, providing excellent flexibility
- Air-cushioned slip-, oil- and abrasion-resistant PVC outsole
When the Dr. Martens boot first catapulted from a working-class essential to a countercultural icon back in the 1960s, the world was pre-internet, pre-MTV, pre-CD, pre-mp3s, pre-mobile phones… hey, they’d only just invented the teenager. In the years before the boot’s birthday, April 1, 1960; kids just looked like tribute acts to their parents, younger but the same. Rebellion was only just on the agenda for some - for most kids of the day, starved of music, fashion, art and choice, it was not even an option. But then an unlikely union of two kindred spirits in distinctly different countries ignited a phenomenon.
In Munich, Germany, Dr. Klaus Maertens had a garage full of inventions, including a shoe sole almost literally made of air; in Northampton, England, the Griggs family had a history of making quality footwear and their heads were full of ideas. They met, like a classic band audition, through an advert in the classified pages of a magazine. A marriage was born, an icon conceived of innovation and self-expression.
Together they took risks.
They jointly created a boot that defined comfort but was practical, hard-wearing and a design classic. At first, like some viral infection, the so-called 1460 stooped near to the ground, kept a low profile, a quiet revolution. But then something incredible started to happen. The postmen, factory workers and transport unions who had initially bought the boot by the thousand, were joined by rejects, outcasts and rebels from the fringes of society.
At first, it was the working-classes; before long it was the masses.
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