It's an iconic brand that continues to flourish, but did you know they were invented in Germany after the Second World War using rubber from Luftwaffe airfields? The design was soon bought and patented by a British company and manufactured from 1960.
The rubber AirWear soles mean that Dr Martens are comfortable to run in, dance in, and pogo in – and they've had a reputation for being long-lasting and pretty much indestructible.
Whether or not that still stands is debatable – but the company's timeless design and street cred still endures. And now Dr Martens have announced their Cyber Monday sale, with 30% and more off selected ranges.
Visit the Dr Martens site for the full range.
Molly Iridescent Platform Boots:
Using leather made from two-tone iridescent scales and built on the Quad Retro platform, these shoes are guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd – handy for gigs when you need an extra couple of inches, too. View Deal
Dr Martens Pascal Wanama: now £105 were
A pair of hard-wearing, 8-hole cherry red docs. A classic and timeless design. Lightweight, natural-looking leather with a satin-sheen finish, these come up a treat with Dr Martens wax polish.
The Who 1460:
In 1967, Pete Townshend wore a pair of battered old 1460s on stage. In 2019, he's designed his own pair. And that is what we call the circle of life: rock'n'roll edition.View Deal
Dr Martens Santo Grizzly: now £109 were
A rugged pair of boots, created with the ‘worn-in’ look. Interesting fact time: The Santo Grizzly was inspired by a pair of hiking boots which the Dr Martens team found squirrelled in their vault.View Deal
1490 Joska Stud:
There are statement shoes and then there's... these. According to Dr Martens, this "DIY punk-infused collection sees our classic icons subverted with an edgier aesthetic". Perfect for those determined to set off airport metal detectors forevermore. View Deal
Dr Martens Magdalena II: now £105 were
A doc with a difference, the Magdalena II brand has a heel and has an inner ankle zip. They also boast visible stitching, grooved sides and a scripted heel-loop.View Deal
Dr Martens Winstead Canvas: now £45, were
£69 "The Winsted Boot combines our 8-eye silhouette with a hi-top sneaker styling - resulting in a fresh, street edge," says DM. "Made with a 10oz canvas, the boot features lightweight black bumper soles and panel details - and retains all the classic Doc's DNA, including grooved sides, a yellow heel tab and a yellow strip echoing traditional Doc stitching."View Deal
Youth Glitter (Rose Brown): now £50, were
£75 "A youth-sized version of our original boot," says DM, "this 1460 comes in a shiny, sparkly glitter covered with a clear coat for protection — perfect for your mini rough-and-tumble rebels."View Deal
Vegan Goldmix (blue): now £90, were
£129 The 1460 Vegan Goldmix boot has lost the leather – but none of the attitude. Reimagined with a high-shine metallic material known as Goldmix, this iconic boot is still a Doc through and through with its yellow welt stitch and signature vegan heel loop. Very David Bowie/Sweet/A Clockwork Orange.View Deal
Ramsey Monk Creeper: now £120, were £169
Says Dr Martens: "Punk. Rebellion. Give-a-**** attitude. Our new Leopard collection is Dr. Martens to its core. Drawing on our subcultural heritage, we’ve given our Ramsey Monk creepers a fresh spin with this statement-making update. The Docs creeper is crafted from a mix of black Polished Smooth leather and leopard hair-on across the vamp, with a classic side buckle and our signature yellow welt stitching."View Deal
1460 Stud: now £105, were £149
Another pair for the punx: "The DIY punk-infused 1460 Stud sees our iconic 8-eye boot subverted by an edgier aesthetic. Decked out with a strap, silver buckle and square pyramid studs, the boots are built from a mix of black and white for a dramatic, attention-grabbing contrast. Our signature yellow welt stitch and scripted heel loop mark them as Dr. Martens."View Deal
Shop the whole range at Dr Martens. For more music-related fashion,check out:
- 35% off David Bowie shoes and Led Zeppelin merch at Vans
- Save 44% on Converse trainers
- £20 off and free shipping at EMP - includes Docs!
Cyber Monday deals from around the web
Amazon.co.uk - new Cyber Monday deals every day
Adidas.co.uk - save up to 50%
AO.com - Cyber Monday deals on appliances are live now
Argos.co.uk - top savings on toys, TV and more for Christmas
Boots.com - save up to half price on selected items
Carphone Warhouse - early Cyber Monday phone deals
Converse - save 20% off Chuck 70s.
Currys.co.uk - Black Tag sale is now on
DNA Fit - up to 40% off DNA test kits
Dr Martens – Cyber Monday offers coming soon
EMP - for merch and rock'n'roll clothing. Save £20 on orders over £85
Etsy – original and collectible gift ideas
Firebox - crazy gift ideas and the world's smallest turntable
Google Store - a boatload of deals - including £70 off Pixel phones
Halfords - 20% off dash Cams, electric scooters and way more
I Want One Of Those.com - daft gifts and cool tech
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Marshall - Cyber Monday sale coming soon
Mobiles.co.uk – cheapest mobile phone deals
Nike.co.uk - up to 30% off full price items
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PureScooters.co.uk - up to £500 off electric scooters
Simba Sleep save up to 40% on mattresses for Cyber Monday
Superdrug - top Cyber Monday deals at Superdrug
Very.co.uk - big savings on tech and more