Dr. Martens Boots: In the Making

The epitome of rebellious fashion with a history of grunge punk; meet the British brand that associates itself with free-thinkers and creatives.

We’ve been lucky enough to get an insider’s view into the unique manufacturing method of the popular air cushioned Dr. Martens boots. The distinctive design formula is key to the enduring comfort and resilience of the infamous style. Join us as we follow the step-by-step process from inside the factory of this iconic brand…






The leather requires a detailed process of dying, retanning and finishing. Firstly the material is given its base colour and character, the leather is then treated to provide it with a unique softness and handle ensuring it only gets better with age. Once softened, the smooth leather is finished with a roller coat process and is then left to dry; this process is repeated six times to protect the leather and create the distinctive Dr. Martens look.








A unique combination of dry blended suspension resins, plasticisers and pigments make up the famous Dr. Martens soles. Each sole comes from an original mould that’s engineered and carefully checked to guarantee every shoe has resistantance to oil, fat, acid, petrol and alkali. The final stage of sole production is injection moulding: the process used to create ‘walking on air’ comfort.







Finishing Touches:

The three row Puritan chain stitch is what permanently joins the four quarters of the shoes together. Ensuring the shoe keeps it’s robust shape, a toe puff and heel stiffener are also used. Welts provide a strong, durable base and are attached onto the boot using the brand’s calling card: the famous yellow Dr. Martens stitch. The final stage of the process is to indent the recognisable Dr. Martens stamp onto the shoe and voila; you’re left with a secure, resilient and durable shoe that’s built to last.





From Chukkas and Chelseas to the classic boot; find your perfect footwear style from Dr. Martens.

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