This season, relax in truly rebellious style with the new Sheridan 8-Eye Boot from Dr. Martens! Who says Docs are just for colder days? Lace up the Sheridan 8-Eye Boot, featuring durable leather uppers, cuffable collar for those extremely laid back days, SoftWair™ memory foam cushioned footbed for exceptional comfort, and a lightweight, air-cushioned outsole for durability and slip resistance.
- Durable leather upper
- Classic heel pull loop
- Breathable mesh lining
- Cuffable collar with snap button fasteners for a laid back look
- Padded tongue enhances comfort and support
- Lace closures offers a secure fit
- SoftWair memory foam cushioned insole ensures lasting comfort
- Sole is stitched and cemented to the base of the upper and insole for enhanced durability
- Lightweight air-cushioned outsole delivers slip resistant traction
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.