Dr Martens have become an iconic British brand known throughout the world. With over 50 years in the business, Dr Martens have established themselves as one of the finest makers of comfortable and durable footwear. Making boots since 1901, the Northampton based Griggs family came together with Dr Maertens to create a hardwearing shoe with a comfortable air-cushioned sole. Distinguishable by its welted construction and yellow stitching, the Dr Martens shoe has become a much-loved classic by many.
Dr Martens are constantly linked to stereotypical youth subcultures around the globe and are adopted and adapted by numerous groups. Straying from the classic and instantly recognisable creations, Dr Martens have widened their designs numerous times, including the mens and womens styles stocked at Ideology Boutique.
The first of our staff picks is the mens Alfred brogue in oxblood. Part of the Windsor collection which uses premium materials to recreate classics, the original brogue style has been given the Dr Martens rework with a leather welt, air-cushioned contrast sole and leather lining for the ultimate comfort. Made from a combination of polished smooth leather and British Millerain Co. sourced waxed cotton along with waxed laces, this luxurious and perfectly shaped shoe is a perfect addition to any outfit, whether it be with a relaxed pair of denims or a full tailored suit.
Our womens Dr Martens pick this week is the Caryn shoe in a beautifully summery navy and white gingham. Made from a micro-gingham canvas upper and 5 eyelet detail threaded with contrasting white laces, this slimmer addition to the Kensington collection is created for both formal and in-formal wear. Created specifically for warmer weather, the cut-out sides add a feminine and contemporary edge, whilst adding to the comfort realised by iconic heat-sealed sole here seen in a clean crisp white.
With these collections Dr Martens have proved that they are still the go to shoe for not only workers and particular sub-cultures, but are a company that caters for a number of people for a number of occasions that will last for years to come.