Buckle up your killer style with the new Mary Jane Casual Shoe from Dr. Martens! These classic Mary Jane kicks from the 8065 collection rock signature Dr. Marten style with smooth leather uppers, soft leather lining, perforated vamp details, and dual buckle straps with adjustable brassy buckles for a snug fit. The sole of the MJ sports signature Goodyear®-welted construction with classic yellow stitching and air-cushioned outsole.
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- Sturdy leather upper made with Smooth, Docs' classic leather
- Perforated vamp details
- Dual buckle straps with adjustable brassy buckles for a snug fit
- Cushioned insole provides all day comfort
- Goodyear® welt heat seals and sews the upper and sole together, providing excellent flexibility
- Air-cushioned PVC outsole delivers premium 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.
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