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Mens Dr. Martens Lyme Chelsea Boot

Mens Dr. Martens Lyme Chelsea Boot
Mens Dr. Martens Lyme Chelsea Boot
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Mens Dr. Martens Lyme Chelsea Boot
Style #: 23946001
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$119.99
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Simplify your style with the laid-back look of the new Lyme Chelsea Boot from Dr. Martens! Docs put comfort first in the Lyme Chelsea Boot, featuring distressed Westfield leather with an unlined interior, SoftWair™ 2 memory foam footbed, and air-cushioned sole for signature Docs style and comfort. Available online at Journeys.com!

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  • Soft leather upper made with Westfield, a worn, oil-finished leather
  • Unlined interior
  • Dual elastic side gore for easy on and off
  • SoftWait™ 2 memory foam footbed ensures all-day comfort
  • Signature yellow sidewall stitching
  • 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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