X Dr Martens 3989 Shoes - Black Smooth
Dr Martens 3989 - Black Smooth
Dr Martens boots and shoes have become icons, recognised worldwide for their uncompromising looks, durability and comfort. Reworked over the years with new materials, upper patterns and colours, the result is an ever-evolving collection which is true to their heritage.
The 5 Eyelet Brogue Shoe in a smooth leather upper is a Goodyear-welted product meaning the upper and sole are sewn together. Dr. Martens air-cushioned sole is oil and fat resistant and offers good abrasion and slip resistance.
100% leather upper
5 eye lacing
Goodyear welted sole
Air cushioned sole
Oil and fat resistant
Klaus Märtens was a doctor in the German army during World War II. While on leave in 1945, he injured his ankle while skiing in the Bavarian Alps. He found that his standard-issue army boots were too uncomfortable on his injured foot. While recuperating, he designed improvements to the boots, with soft leather and air-padded soles made of tyres. When the war ended and some Germans recovered valuables from their own cities, Märtens took leather from a cobbler's shop. With that leather he made himself a pair of boots with air-cushioned soles