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The history of Dr. Martens shoes begins in 1947 in the United Kingdom when Dr. Klaus Maertens, a German doctor, created the iconic boots during his recovery from a skiing injury. Dr. Maertens wanted a shoe that was more comfortable and supportive than the traditional shoe designs of the time. He designed a new type of sole with an air–cushioned, shock–absorbing sole that provided extra comfort and support. He then teamed up with a local cobbler, Mr. Griggs, to manufacture the shoes. Although not all their range is made in the UK, with much made in Asia, you can still be part of the movement to encourage them to bring back manufacturing to Britain. Shop their still Made in England collection below.