X Dr Martens Dante Shoes - Black Brando
Dr Martens Dante - Black Brando
Deconstructed. Unlined. Raw. Part of the Fusion collection, the Dante takes a minimalist approach, with color-matched flat laces, unstructured form (no toe puffs or heel stiffeners) and no ornamentation, nothing but rich leather atop the famous air-cushioned sole.
The Brando leather is full-grain, with a waxy finish designed to acquire character over time.
100% leather upper
Heavyweight waxed Analine leather
6 eye lacing
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