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Dr. Martens

Dr. Klaus Märtens

Shoes with airbags on their heels were invented by the German doctor Dr. Klaus Märtens, who suffered an ankle injury while skiing in the Bavarian Alps. He developed a type of shoe that would prevent foot shocks. 1)

R. Giggs Group Ltd

In 1959, the production rights were bought by the British company R. Giggs Group Ltd. The English manufacturer gave the shoes a distinctive look by adding a yellow thread to the soles. 2)

The first pair of British Martens

The first pair of British martens appeared on the market in 1960. They were an eight-eyelet, cherry-red smooth leather design known as style 1460. This style is still in production today. 3)

dr_martens.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/05 04:27 by aga