Add some spunk to your summer style with the new Blaire II Chain Platform Sandal from Dr. Martens! These high-rise sandals feature glossy patent leather straps with adjustable buckle fasteners for a custom fit, nickel chain hardware for extra attitude, SoftWair memory foam footbeds for all-day comfort, and lightweight platform EVA outsoles for flexible traction and lift. Available at select stores and online at Journeys.com!
Note: This style runs large. Dr. Martens recommends ordering a size down from your normal U.S. size.
- Sturdy upper made with Lamper, a glossy patent leather with a high-shine finish
- Adjustable buckle straps at ankle and forefoot offer an easy, customizable fit
- Nickel chain hardware for added style
- Iconic yellow stitching and logo-branded heel loop
- SoftWair memory foam footbed ensures all-day comfort
- Lightweight platform EVA outsole provides flexible traction and lift
- Platform height: 2 3/8"
- Heel height: 3"
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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