X Dr Martens Made In England Steed Shoe - Oxblood Polished Smooth
Dr Martens Made In England Steed Shoe Arthur Boot - Oxblood Polished Smooth
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.
The limited M.I.E collection (Made In England) are handcrafted in the original factory in Northamptonshire by cobblers using the original construction techniques.
- 3-eye shoe
- Oxblood polished smooth premium leather
- Leather lining
- Refined shape
- Low profile Dr. Martens air-cushioned sole
- Goodyear-welted upper and sole