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Dr. Martens Wonder Balsam

Dr. Martens Wonder Balsam
Dr. Martens Wonder Balsam
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Dr. Martens Wonder Balsam
Style #: 5754
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Keep your Docs looking fresh with the new Wonder Balsam from Dr. Martens! Featuring a specially formulated blend of natural and synthetic waxes, the Wonder Balsam is designed to keep leather soft and supple.

Not for use on suede or patent leathers.
  • Keeps leather soft and supple
  • Apply using sponge (included), work into seams, and allow to dry
  • No polishing necessary
  • Do not use this product on suede or patent leathers
  • 2.8fl oz. / 85 mL

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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