How Dr. Martens’ Boots Are Made

In recent months, we've highlighted how Dr. Martens, the iconic boot maker, has tried to reinvent itself by creating more artistically inspired boots, some actually adorning the artwork of William Blake, Hieronymus Bosch, and traditional Japanese artists. These aren't your grandfather's Doc Martens, to be sure.

But however different Docs may now look on the outside, they haven't changed much on the inside. Just watch the video above, which takes you on a tour of "Dr. Martens' only UK factory on Cobbs Lane in Wollaston, Northamptonshire." The factory "employs 50 workers that make about 100,000 pairs of boots per year," all in the company's tried and true way....

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  • G-D A says:

    Hi we’re do We find the real Dr.Martens shoes ? I am in Phoenix AZ and everywhere the on we found are made in China or else.Even on line I never saw one pair with the made in UK stamp.

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