British design meets universal appeal with Dr Martens. The company takes its name from German WWII doctor Klaus Martens, who salvaged leather after the end of the war to create a boot that supported his injured ankle, creating padded soles from tyres. After partnering with friend Herbert Funck to improve the shoe's design, Dr Martens became a household name, especially among housewives of the era, who were on their feet all day. In the late 1950s, the licence was snapped up by R Griggs in the UK, which went on to stamp its own mark on the young brand. Soon, Dr Martens featured its patented AirWair soles and iconic yellow stitching, and it's become a cult favorite ever since.

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