Dr Martens boots and footwear has been a part of British youth culture from the very beginning. Staring in 1910 in the English midlands Doc Marten were in the depth of the booming shoe industry. Dr Martens have a reputation for durable and sturdy. They have most certainly stood the durability test of time. The Doc Marten revolutionised the shoe sole industry by introducing the Airwair sole. From here the shoes took on a life of their own by becoming a symbol of the working-class pride and a rebellious attitude. Now Dr Marten represent free thinking individuals, and have the music industry to thank for their long-standing success.