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Dr. Martens is the stuff of legends. It all began near Munich, Germany in 1945 when Dr. Klaus Maertens injured his foot in a skiing accident in the Bavarian Alps. To make walking easier throughout the healing process, he designed a shoe with an air-cushioned sole. Making use of old rubber tires, he constructed soles that had air trapped inside closed compartments. He showed his prototype to his engineer/inventor friend, Dr. Herbert Funck, and together they decided to create and generate the shoes. Not only did the shoe solve the doctor\'s quick problem, but it also began to sell properly in Germany. By 1959 the two decided that they needed a firm to produce and distribute the shoes, then known as Dr. Maertens, in other parts of the planet. At initial, many makers rejected the concept of an air cushioned sole as a quick-lived gimmick. Nevertheless, the R. Griggs Group, located in the village of Wollaston in England, decided to go along with the idea by producing the initial operate boot with the revolutionary sole. On the initial of April 1960, the 1st cherry red eight-eyelet operate boot was created and named 1460. To sell the brand name much better in England, the name was anglicized to Dr. Martens. The range was branded AirWair and the rest is history.
- Synthetic sole