The 1461 3-eye shoe has been popular since the start. Originally sold as a durable working man's shoe, the 1461 became popular with political protesters in the late 60s and 70s — and eventually made its way into the closets of university students across Britain. Made from a durable Smooth leather, with their iconic yellow stitching and AirWair sole, it's hard to find something as solid and durable. Their boots and shoes have become icons, recognized worldwide for their uncompromising looks, durability and comfort.
Made with Goodyear welt, the upper and sole are heat-sealed and sewn together, not merely glued, like many footwear constructions. This, together with their Z welt-stitch and heat-sealing process, makes it unique. Dr. Martens have an air-cushioned sole, are oil and fat resistant and offer good abrasion and slip resistance.