Dr. Martens Leona Boot

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The leona boot is the easiest balance of feminity and the tough, rebellious Dr. Martens spirit. Featuring a high profile silhouette, chunky heel and antiqued brass eyelets this boot brings style to the next level

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 right through the healing process, he designed a shoe with an air-cushioned sole. The usage of old rubber tires, he constructed soles that had air trapped within closed compartments. He showed his prototype to his engineer/inventor friend, Dr. Herbert Funck, and together they determined to develop and produce the shoes. Not only did the shoe solve the doctor’s immediate problem, but it also started to sell well in Germany. By 1959 the two determined that they needed a company to produce and distribute the shoes, then referred to as Dr. Maertens, in other parts of the world. To start with, many manufacturers rejected the idea that of an air cushioned sole as a short-lived gimmick. On the other hand, the R. Griggs Group, located in the village of Wollaston in England, determined to go along side the idea by creating the first work boot with the revolutionary sole. On the first of April 1960, the first cherry red eight-eyelet work boot was once produced and named 1460. To sell the brand name better in England, the name was once anglicized to Dr. Martens. The range was once branded AirWair and the rest is history.

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Imported
Rubber sole
Shaft measures approximately 7″ from arch
Platform measures approximately 1 inches
Made with Vintage Smooth, a retro version of signature smooth leather with subtle grained effect and contrast base color
Built on the rebelliously comfortable Dr. Martens Airwair air-cushioned sole
Sole is slip-resistant with superior abrasion, and is oil and fat resistant, too
Classic Doc’s DNA is in full effect, with visible stitching, grooved sides and a scripted heel-loop
Platform height is 1.5″, and heel height is 2″

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