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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Relat­ed Con­tent:

Doc Martens Now Come Adorned with William Blake’s Art, Thanks to a Part­ner­ship with Tate Britain

Doc Martens Boots Adorned with Hierony­mus Bosch’s “Gar­den of Earth­ly Delights”

Doc Martens Boots Now Come Adorned with Tra­di­tion­al Japan­ese Art


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