Dr. Martens is certainly no stranger to footwear enthusiasts; its boots remain the top choice for many due to its comfort and unrivalled style. Dr. Martens HK, also known as Doc Martens or Docs, was established in England in 1947. Check out our wide selection of products from Dr. Martens now and shop with iPrice HK exclusive offers!

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The Griggs family of Northampton, United Kingdom was in the boot-making business since 1901. Always on to challenge the norm and bring new perspectives into designs of old, Bill Griggs stumbled upon an opportunity while he was in his office on Cobbs Lane in the late 1950s. While he was scanning the pages of Shoe and Leather News magazine, he zeroed in on an advertisement posted by a German duo. The advertisement said they were looking for partners overseas for their innovative air-cushioned sole.

Dr. Martens and Dr. Funck from Munich were both ‘mavericks and free thinkers’ much like Bill Griggs. The duo created the air-cushioned sole after an injury on a skiing trip and was looking for partners who were on the same wavelength. Bill Griggs contacted Dr. Maertens, created a name and the final product came to life on April 1st, 1960. The brand made its debut on a British high street and moved on from there.

There were two moments in the brand history that made Dr. Martens shoes a part of a fashion subculture. Prior to this, Dr. Martens were positioned as durable men’s work footwear. The first moment was when the early skinhead used to mimic the dressing style of the working class with acute attention to detail. This marked the brand’s first move “from the factory floors and into youth culture.”

Skip forward a few years, and we saw Pete Townshend of The Who wears a pair of black 1460s on stage. This was done on purpose to show his association with working-class pride. He was even once quoted saying while he was on tour he used to go to bed with two things: A cognac bottle and a Dr. Martens boot.’ This secured the brand’s enduring popularity and made it a statement among the many youth cultures that followed. When punks came along, they had their DM’s with them. Ska enthusiasts and Two-Tone fans had their pair of three-hole 1461s and Britpop fans had their cherry red 8 hole boots.

What was it that made a pair of Dr. Martens able to not only make a statement, represent a youth subculture yet remain entirely individual? The answer is in its design. The Griggs family created what is called a “watershed silhouette”, a shape that’s off-the-shelf and classic which has allowed generation after generation of youth to add on, paint and customize each pair with personality. Despite the changes in modern technology and fashion today. A pair of Dr. Martens’ shoes remains relevant and a fashion culture on its own. Sure, you can mix it up, give it your own twist but there will always be that little something extra (and different) that gets you to take a second look. It’s in the shoe. You can bet your boots on it.

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We didn’t make the rule, but wearing a pair of Dr. Martens instantly ups your cool factor. Young fashionistas and trailblazers all over the world have been making their own statements in a pair of Dr. Martens since the brand first came into stores. Almost everyone we asked has had a fashion phase that included this iconic footwear and some still have their pair of Dr. Martens. It comes as no surprise then that these cool shoes have made their way into the wardrobes of many celebrities. The brand currently carries styles for men, women, and children and a selection of unisex work boots.

What’s in a boot that makes it special?

  • Dr. Marten “bouncing soles” are impervious to acid petrol, alkali, oil, and fat
  • Animated characters Daria and Jane each wore Dr. Martens in the television show called Daria
  • The British show, The Young Ones, has an entire song dedicated to the boots
  • Pope John Paul II has a custom made pair

Are Dr. Martens worth it?

Yes, the footwear brand offers practical boots with both comfort and durability. The brand is most known for its boots, which can easily be signified by its bouncing soles, the shape of their uppers, and the yellow stitching. This unisex boot is perfect for both men and women who love the British outfit look. If you’re the one, you’re going to love Dr. Martens’ pair. The iconic UK’s footwear is worth investing your money in as it is durable, sturdy, and stylish.

How long does Dr. Martens last?

Dr. Martens is famous for its durability. Many of its wearers affirm that their boots last for up to 20 years and even longer.

Are Dr. Martens true to size?

Yes, Dr. Martens unisex footwear has proven to be true to size. However, trying the pairs at the nearest store before purchasing is recommended since sizes might vary depending on the design, style, and shoe construction. Available in many colours, these Dr. Martens shoes have become a staple in the youth subculture community.

How much are Dr. Martens HK boots?

Dr. Martens boots usually have a variation of prices as it depends on the type of leather unisex boots you’re planning to get. However, during sales, Dr. Martens boots will usually be sold at affordable and reasonable prices.

How can you tell if Doc Martens are real?

Knowing how to spot the original Doc Martens can be far easier than you think. Your first indicator is the heel of the shoe, where the AirWair loop is stitched into the back of the shoes. It is important to also view the bouncing soles and inner stitched sole for further verification.

Can you wear Doc Martens in the rain?

Dr. Martens are sturdy shoes; they are, however, not water-resistant. That being said, Dr Martens do sell a fully waterproof boot, where you can be assured no water damage will be done.

Where to buy Dr. Martens in Hong Kong?

Dr. Martens products can be purchased at all Dr. Martens' HK retail stores or through online merchants. iPrice HK is the best platform for you to compare prices among online merchants such as Zalora, Farfetch, and Amazon. Not only do they offer footwear, but Dr. Martens HK also offers clothing, bags, and accessories. Don’t miss out on amazing discounts, sales, and deals and shop with iPrice HK today!