About Dr. MartensAn inherently British brand, Dr. Martens has a history of comfort and durability. Dr. Klaus Martens, the brand's namesake, made the first pair of iconic boots for himself in Germany after fracturing an ankle in World War II out of supple leather and bouncing soles that provided a cushioning feel.
Soon after this, Dr. Martens teamed up with a friend and sold the first majority of their shoes to women over 40, as their rubber soles were incredibly comfortable and popular with housewives in the mid-1900s. It didn’t take long for production to be moved officially to the UK.
The first UK boots offered were a cherry red color and displayed a hallmark... yellow stitching around the sole. These boots were hardy and popular with factory workers, policemen, and postmen, but soon became popular with outcast and eccentric groups from the 1960s to 1990s.
Dr. Martens Canada and Altitude SportsWhile Dr. Marten’s have become more of a fashion statement than a work boot, this hasn’t phased the company in the level of quality and attention to detail they hold. A Dr. Martens shoe is an incredible piece of fashion that will still last generations, just like they were always meant to.
Altitude Sports is proud to offer incredible quality footwear for fashion or function. Dr. Martens are not only rich in history but such iconic footwear that even without looking, the sound of these boots across a floor is enough for recognition; a distinctive look, feel, and sound that gets better with time and use.
Unique FindsThe models we list range from high tops to classic booties with incredible colors and embroidery. You can’t go wrong with a classic black lace-up dress shoe.
Toddler and kids sizes are offered as well in shiny patent leather lace-ups and colors ranging from cosmic glitter to plum. These really have the potential to take the phrase “mini-me” to the next level.
From ankle to knee high, Mary Janes to buckle boots, Dr. Martens have persisted in the footwear industry with a classic and characteristic feel and reputation. If you don’t already have a pair passed down from an eccentric aunt or punk rock uncle, you might want to consider getting a pair of your own.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Dr. Martens come in half sizes?
No, Dr. Martens don’t come in half-sizes; if you are in between sizes, we recommend sizing down as these boots can often run large. Check out our product reviews under each listing to read verified shoppers' fit experience.
How do you break in Dr. Martens boots?
Brand-new Dr. Martens usually take a day or two to break in. Thick socks, heel pads, or using your hands to massage the leather can all help reduce the “breaking in” pains.
Are Dr. Martens Waterproof?
No, while Dr. Martens may be water resistant in a light rain storm, they are not waterproof. It’s good practice to regularly clean, condition, and protect your Dr. Martens with boot wax to upkeep this weather resistance.