Fans of Dr Martens and their iconic boots won’t be disappointed with their three-floor store on Oxford Street, which pays homage to the brand’s history. Follow the stairs to see images and displays tracking the brand from its heyday in the 1960s to the present day. The space also showcases art celebrating the brand’s relationship with music, such as a Dr Martens’ eight-eye 1460 boot made from smashed vinyl. You’ll also find two pairs of Dr Martens boots and a guitar that once belonged to Mick Jones from The Clash.
The uniquely branded store is home to an extensive range of footwear, from the original boots they’re so famous for to updated seasonal styles, work boots for men and women, and casual and school shoes for kids. Special collections include their vegan range and dedicated styles made in England. On top of that, you’ll find bags, socks, accessories, laces, and products to help you care for your shoes.
Dr Martens’ history goes back to 1901 when their sturdy, utilitarian boots were created in Northamptonshire, the home of shoemaking in England. In the 1960s, they partnered with a German footwear company that had developed a unique cushioned sole. Initially the footwear of postmen and factory workers, the style was adopted by skinheads who championed working class style and then rockers like Pete Townshend of The Who were spotted in a pair, increasing popularity. Since then, they’ve grown to become an internationally-loved brand while remaining synonymous with subcultures, individuality and alternative music for people who walk their own path.