You’ve met the talent, but now it’s time to meet the stars of the show. Dr. Martens’ icons aren’t to be messed with - after all, they secured icon-status for a reason!
Introducing a number of names with which we’re sure you’re already acquainted, the three-holed 1461, 2976 Chelsea and of course the original - 60 years of tradition, eight holes and Airwair underfoot, the 1460.
Now available in leather and vegan non-leather options, the 1461 is a low cut, hard-wearing shoe introduced exactly one year after the 1460 - using that same Airwair technology key in setting Dr. Martens ahead of its competitors. These require significantly less stitching than their older 1960 brother, notably across the sharp vamp with a distinct removal towards the heel.
Typically, the 1961 offers a touch less support than its former, suited to everyday wear without cutting any of Dr. Martens’ distinctive design corners.
Taking to production lines in the early ‘70s, Dr. Martens’ 2976 Chelsea boot works with easy-wear Victorian farming DNA at heart. Comfort stems from a duo of elasticated ankle gusset complete ‘With Bouncing Soles’ embroidered upon two pull-tabs, inscribed using a template of Bill Griggs’ own handwriting.
Although the Chelsea boot’s profile dates back to 1851, TOWER stocks an array of modern options from the addition of padded fur lining to patent leather, thicker soles and multiple colour options.
Dr. Martens 1460
It all started on 1st April 1960, Dr. Martens’ first eight-holed boot was handmade in Woolaston thus introducing ‘Airwair’ and yellow welt stitching to the world retail stage. Production involved combining Northamptonshire leather and patented German soles.