•Good Year welted
•Z-welt stitched and heatsealed
•Aircushioned sole for comfort and durability
Dr. Martens brings classic work-boot styling to the Damian lace-up derby boot. The oil and fat resistant sole is sewn, not just glued, so this boot is super sturdy. The leather upper features lots of stitching detail and a pull-tab at back for easy entry.
From the Manufacturer
Dr. Martens is the stuff of legends. It all began near Munich, Germany in 1945 when Dr. Klaus Maertens injured his foot in a skiing accident in the Bavarian Alps. To make walking easier during the healing process, he designed a shoe with an air-cushioned sole. Using old rubber tires, he constructed soles that had air trapped within closed compartments. He showed his prototype to his engineer/inventor friend, Dr. Herbert Funck, and together they decided to develop and produce the shoes. Not only did the shoe solve the doctor's immediate problem, but it also started to sell well in Germany. By 1959 the two decided that they needed a company to produce and distribute the shoes, then called Dr. Maertens, in other parts of the world. At first, many manufacturers rejected the concept of an air cushioned sole as a short-lived gimmick. However, the R. Griggs Group, located in the village of Wollaston in England, decided to go along with the idea by creating the first work boot with the revolutionary sole. On the first of April 1960, the first cherry red eight-eyelet work boot was produced and named 1460. To sell the brand name better in England, the name was anglicized to Dr. Martens. The range was branded AirWair and the rest is history.
An update from a style taken from Dr. Martens archives, the Damian boot has classic Americana styling. With its padded collar and durable leather uppers, these boots are built to last. This men's boot features a luxurious smooth leather upper which is designed to soften over time to create a characterful, aged look, a cushioned footbed and a slip- and abrasion-resistant outsole. For those seeking a rugged, durable, everyday shoe, look no further than the Dr. Martens Damian!