Original air cushioned Polyvinyl Chloride sole^Air cushioned sole^Steel toe
Their boots and shoes have become icons, recognized worldwide for theiruncompromising looks, durability and comfort. The Dr. Martens 1919 10 Eye Steel Cap Boot Unisex embodies all that is true and unique to Dr. Martens. Dipping into their archive , the traditional boot comes complete with a slightly lower height but still has a very masculine, sturdy presence. The original Dr. Martens air-cushioned outsole provides underfoot comfort and durability. It is oil- and fat-resistant, tough and offers good abrasion and slip resistance. This is a Goodyear-welted product. The upper and sole are sewn together, not merely glued, like many footwear constructions. This, together with the Z welt-stitch and heat-sealing process, makes it unique to Dr. Martens. Step out in this classic look, the Dr. Martens 1919 10 Eye Steel Cap Boot Unisex.
From the distinctive hang tab at the heel to the yellow stitching along the sole, this Unisex 10 Eye Steel Toe Boot is unmistakably Dr. Martens through and through. You're bound to appreciate tough Goodyear welt construction and the deceptively supple leather upper, which belies the tough steel toe cap it covers. The fine haircell leather is of the highest quality, assuring your satisfaction with this quality boot, no matter what your line of work or choice of pastime.
Benefits of Goodyear Welt
Goodyear welt is a shoe construction in which the upper and sole of the shoe are stitched together for greater durability rather than glued. The resulting seam is visible and runs around the outside of the shoe, where the upper and outsole meet.
About Dr. Martens
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 doctors 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 (1/4/60). 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.
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Dr. Martens Classic 1919 Steel Toe Boot - B000BOQWJ8