Skip Navigation
Experts here to help 24/7 1.800.786.3141 Sign in or Register My Account Order Tracking Wish List

Shipping to: Change shipping country

FREE SHIPPING
 

Every delivery is a special one with FREE Economy Shipping on all regular-priced and sale items ($5 flat-rate shipping for clearance items). Learn More

FREE EXCHANGES
 

If you get a wrong fit, we’ll make it right. Order a replacement item and we’ll give you a prepaid label to ship the original item back at no cost to you. Learn More

365-DAY RETURNS
 

If you’re not happy, we’ll be happy to take it back…up to a full year later in new condition ($7.99 shipping fee may apply). Learn More

20% OFF when you spend $80 or more with code: ENJOYrestrictions

Dr Martens at OnlineShoes.com


About Dr Martens

Dr. Martens continues a decades-old tradition of innovation, offering a mix of new designs and iconic classics, including Dr. Martens boots, shoes and sandals for men, women, and kids.


Latest Dr Martens customer reviews
Exactly what I was looking for
Finnegan 6 Tie Shoe Review:
Great shoes with casual wear like jeans or shorts. Also great for walking and hiking.
Very good
Fluorescents 8 Eye Boot Review:
Better than I thought
My new love!
Triumph 1914 14 Eye Floral Print Review:
These boots are a true to size fit. They are great with a pair of Lucky Jeans or a casual dress. As with all Docs, these boots are pretty indestructable, however, if you scuff or mistreat the leather it will show, so wear them with love. Since the leather is good quality, it does take a little bit of time to break them in, but the good news is that you can fold them up or down without ruining them.
I love my purple docs!
Drench 8-Eye Boot Review:
I love my purple docs. They're so comfortable and because of the material they do not dirty easily. They are extremely easily to put and feel very secure on my feet. They do not flap off at all. The shoe strings are very thick too it is well worth the money!
Wonderful! Love the soft leather.
Triumph 1914 Boot Review:
Always in a timely, and undamaged.

About Dr Martens

To chart the beginnings of the Dr. Martens brand, we must travel back in time to 1945. The scene is a little German town called Seeshaupt, near Munich, where a German medical doctor named Klaus Maertens suffered a foot injury while skiing in the Bavarian Alps.

As he was convalescing, Dr. Maertens hit upon the idea of developing a soft leather shoe with a revolutionary air-padded sole to provide extra comfort and support. He teamed up with an old engineering friend from university, Dr. Herbert Funck, and they began to develop the idea further, soon unveiling the world's first heat-sealed, air-cushioned sole. Initially, 80% of Dr. Martens sales were to women aged 40 and over, hard-working German housewives who craved comfort. Now, in the early 21st century, dedicated women's Dr. Martens are offered in a range of styles, with Dr. Martens mary janes and Dr. Martens sandals being must-haves for many comfort shoe lovers.

By the late 1950s, Dr. Martens shoes featuring the revolutionary sole were selling well in Germany under the brand name Dr. Maertens, but the two men were keen to explore new opportunities and expand to new markets. They placed advertisements in trade magazines, where one was spotted by the keen-eyed chairman of an English footwear manufacturer called R. Griggs & Co.

Bill Griggs's company had a footwear pedigree stretching back to the beginning of the 20th century, but he was on the lookout for something new. Recognizing the boundless potential of the revolutionary soles, Bill acquired the global rights to the air-cushioned sole and set to work on developing a range of footwear to complement it. Griggs renamed and trademarked the soles as "AirWair" and implemented the instantly recognized yellow-stitch welt. The name was anglicized to Dr. Martens—commonly called "Doc Martens," or simply "Docs," today—and a brand was launched.

The first Dr. Martens boot available in the U.K. was released on the first of April 1960, the date giving the name to the iconic Dr. Martens 1460 eight eye boot which to this day remains the most popular men's Dr. Martens style. Mailmen, policemen and factory workers were early fans of the brand. (Nowadays, protective Dr. Martens steel toe boots and shoes are popular choices for on-the-job footwear.)

By the late 1960s, skinheads had embraced the brand, and by the late 1970s, Dr Martens boots had been adopted by the punk rock and New Wave movements: Around the globe, Dr. Martens shoes continue to enjoy considerable popularity with musicians, actors, entertainment personalities, subculture groups, cutting-edge youth or simply the young at heart.

The company also offers a range of kids' Dr. Martens so they can make their own fashion statements. Girls' Dr. Martens styles include mary janes, sandals and mini-1460 boots, while many boys' Dr. Martens are a little more rough-and-tumble, with oxfords and boots assembled using the classic yellow-stitch welt construction.
Sign-Up for Email!
Enter your email for new arrivals, brands and special offers.
Privacy

Easy Returns

If you don't love it, you'll love our return policy.

Find out more
24/7 Customer Service

You have questions? We have answers. Even at 3:24 am.

Let us help you
Style Central Voting

Tell us who styled
Rockport best & enter
to win a free pair.

Vote now
Let's Be Friends
Bizrate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site - Bizrate Reviews at Bizrate
Contact Us: 1.800.786.3141©OnlineShoes.com 1996-2014