It was only after injuring his ankle that Klaus Märtens discovered how little comfort and support standard-issue military boots provided, a realisation that would lead him to the drawing board while recuperating. Using soft leather for the shell and a tyre to make air-cushioned soles, Märtens designed a pair of boots that, in its many variations, has had a pivotal and lasting influence on contemporary street fashion. Dr. Martens continues to be an iconic part of youth culture with its smooth, hard leather upper and distinctive yellow top-stitching along the welt.
THE ICONIC offers a seamless way to shop for the quintessential pair of Docs known and beloved universally alongside its contemporary readaptations. See the classic style revisited with a collection that ranges from soft vegan leather sandals and slightly wedged flatforms to three-eye dress shoes with trademark stitching and patterned boots. For the sartorial-minded spirit interested in a marrying of contemporary silhouettes and heritage DNA, polished Chelsea boots with the signature pull-tab promise to make a fashion statement. Browse through our carefully selected edit for the new linchpin of your wardrobe, bound to either enhance ankle-skimming silhouettes or round off all-black, casual-cool outfits.
From goth to grunge, and punk to Britpop, Dr. Martens has dipped their toe in all areas of street fashion. With free and fast shipping across Australia and New Zealand, THE ICONIC makes it effortless to shop instantly recognisable footwear online.