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Doc Martens classic boot (2006)
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The distinctive laced boots known as Dr Martens (or more commonly as Doc Martens) were manufactured from 1960 onwards by a British company known as R. Griggs & Co., who made use of an air-cushioned sole which had been developed in Germany during the late 1940s.

They become popular with British skinheads in the 1970s, and retained their popularity with various youth subcultures until the late 1990s. Sales declined during the early part of the 21st century, but Doc Martens have seen something of a revival over the past few years.

Today, Doc Martens boots and shoes are manufactured mainly in China and Thailand, although a Vintage range is still manufactured in Britain.