Womens Dr. Martens Yelena Sandal
Warm up for sandal season in this subtle new style from Dr. Martens! The trendy Yelena Sandal rocks a strappy leather upper complete with an adjustable slingback buckle strap, contoured footbed for comfy cushioning, and signature Dr. Martens Goodyear® welt constrcution atop a chunky 2" platform sole with sawtoooth tread. Available online at Journeys.com!
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- Soft Hydroleather upper
- Fisherman-style construction with adjustable slingback buckle strap
- Contoured footbed designed for all day comfort and cushioning
- Goodyear welt heat seals and sews the upper and sole together, providing excellent flexibility
- Air-cushioned slip-, oil- and abrasion-resistant PVC outsole
- Chunky platform sole with sawtooth tread
- Platform Height: 2"
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.