The 1460 Pascal with front zip is an 8-eye women’s boot with tons of tough doc’s attitude, including two how one can fasten — laces and a zipper. May also be worn as lace-up or jungle boot. 8-Eye lace fastening. Removable zip front facing. Medial zip entry. The sole is 100% PVC
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 called Dr. Maertens, in other parts of the world. In the beginning, many manufacturers rejected the concept 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.
Shaft measures approximately 6.5″ from arch
Constructed on the iconic, durable Dr. Martens air-cushioned sole
Good slip resistance and abrasion
Made with a Goodyear welt: the upper and sole are heat-sealed and sewn along side a z-welt stitch