During the ‘60s, when teenage rebellion ran rampant, one boot emerged an icon. It was then German-based scientist Dr. Klaus Maertens created a shoe sole made mostly of air and through chance meeting was able to bring his invention to England. Here, he partnered up with the Griggs family to manufacture boots that became popular with both factory workers and London’s youth in revolt. Today, boots from Dr. Martens remain an iconic symbol of anticonformity and anti-fashion fashion.
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