Classic style and rugged performance are sure to make the Winch Boot by Dr. Martens a favorite for jobsite comfort and safety. The Dr. Martens Winch Boot features full grain leather uppers with padded tongue and collar for comfort, safety toe cap for protection, and slip-resistant sole to reduce slipping on hazardous surfaces.
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Durable full grain leather upper with breathable mesh lining
7-eye lace closure for a secure fit
Padded tongue and collar for comfort
Removable insole provides cushion and support
Steel toe cap offers protection
Air-cushioned heavy duty PVC sole
Safety standard meets ASTM F2413-11 MI/75 C/75 EH requirements
When the Dr. Martens boot first catapulted from a working-class essential to a countercultural icon back in the 1960s, the world was pre-internet, pre-MTV, pre-CD, pre-mp3s, pre-mobile phones… hey, they’d only just invented the teenager. In the years before the boot’s birthday, April 1, 1960; kids just looked like tribute acts to their parents, younger but the same. Rebellion was only just on the agenda for some – for most kids of the day, starved of music, fashion, art and choice, it was not even an option.But then an unlikely union of two kindred spirits in distinctly different countries ignited a phenomenon.
In Munich, Germany, Dr. Klaus Maertens had a garage full of inventions, including a shoe sole almost literally made of air; in Northampton, England, the Griggs family had a history of making quality footwear and their heads were full of ideas. They met, like a classic band audition, through an advert in the classified pages of a magazine. A marriage was born, an icon conceived of innovation and self-expression.
Together they took risks.
They jointly created a boot that defined comfort but was practical, hard-wearing and a design classic. At first, like some viral infection, the so-called 1460 stooped near to the ground, kept a low profile, a quiet revolution.But then something incredible started to happen.The postmen, factory workers and transport unions who had initially bought the boot by thethousand, were joined by rejects, outcasts and rebels from the fringes of society.
At first, it was the working-classes; before long it was the masses.