Sunday, July 24, 2011

My favourite brands and why

Dr Martens

Dr Martens are my absolute favourite brand of shoes. This brand is not like any other type of brand, Dr Martens mainly specialise in manufacturing leather lace up boots. The designer of Dr Martens was Doctor klaus Marten, Klaus Märtens was a doctor in the German army during World War II. While on leave in 1945, he injured his ankle while skiing in the Bavarian Alps. He found that his standard-issue army boots were too uncomfortable on his injured foot. While recuperating, he designed improvements to the boots, with soft leather and air-padded soles. When the war ended and some Germans looted valuables from their own cities, Märtens took leather from a cobbler's shop. With that leather he made himself a pair of boots with air-cushioned soles, this is how the first pair of Dr Martens was born.

Now Dr. Marten has become a traditional British footwear brand, which also makes a range of accessories – shoe care products, clothing, luggage, etc. In addition to Dr. Martens, they are known as Doctor Martens, Doc Martens, Docs or DMs.

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