Martens were sold exclusively under the AirWair name in dozens of different styles, including traditional black shoes, sandals, and steel-toed boots. Martens boots in the UK featuring a cherry red smooth leather design with eight eyelets, known as Style 1460, which are still produced today, although in many variations, were introduced on April 1, 1960. Their original lace-up boots and shoes have been a symbol of rebellion and style for decades. In 1989, Accent Group became the first manufacturer of Dr.
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Shortly after, Pete Townshend from The Who was the first high-profile person to wear it as a symbol of his own working class pride and rebellious attitude. This radical atmosphere also experienced extravagant and often exotic fashion, a strange backdrop for the birth of such a functional work shoe. While recovering from a broken foot, he created a unique air-cushioned sole (instead of the traditional hard leather sole) to aid his recovery. Martens come in black, steel grey, peppermint green, acid pink, cherry red, white, green, navy, blue, satchel red and yellow — and that doesn’t even come with all the more creative outside-the-box designs like the vegan alternative leather boots and Crazy Horse design.