Signature air cushioned soles—as developed in Germany by Dr. Klaus Maertens in 1945 from old rubber tires—will keep you comfortable all day. We love the supple leather, which means no break-in needed.
Lacing them up can be time consuming.
The welted sole gives it a sleeker, less chunky look while still being lightly cushioned. Also comes in polished leather or a mock croc.
The leather tends to be stiff at first, so needs more wearing in.
Features a 1-inch platform and 4-inch chunky heel, yet the same cushioned sole for comfort.
This heavy duty boot tends to feel weighty.
Full grain leather features 10 eyelet laces. This boot gets high marks for the textile lining, which gives this warm boot some breathability. Inside zipper means you don't have to lace up every time.
The boots tend to run large, and the clunkiness can be unwieldy.
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Nineties grunge is making a comeback, and nothing evokes nostalgia about this now classic “alternative” decade more than a pair of Doc Martens. The original boot comes in basic black lace-up leather with a chunky, flat sole that will stand up in the center of a mosh pit (or running tons of errands), but there are plenty of other styles. From floral combat boots to high-heeled sneakers, Dr. Marten boots make a statement. Their tough construction means they keep your feet protected from the elements. The cost ends up being a real value, plus you can usually get a great pair at a discount.
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