From the working class to the Police to Punk to BritPop and Mainstream, everyone in England from the 1960s onwards wore Dr. Martens.
Born as safety shoes, they became popular in the late 1940s as a uniform for metalworkers, miners, mechanics and all service sector workers, as they were very comfortable and above all durable. From the 1960s, the 1460 model was purchased by the government for police uniforms, which were worn until the 2000s.
With the emergence of youth subcultures and punk, starting in the late 1970s, this rebellious generation adopted Dr Martens as a sign of proximity to the working class and a protest to that of management and the police.
There was a time in the UK between the 1970s and 1980s when everyone, really everyone, wore Dr. Martens: the workers protesting against Margaret Thatcher‘s economic policies, the policemen intent on quelling the riots, which spread like wildfire throughout the UK, the Ultras of the fans from North to South of the country, the young rebels of the Punk subculture: the only thing that differentiated one from the other was the model of Dr. Martens worn.
Variants: Dr. Martens Platform Jadon, Utility Combs Tech, Chelsea 2976, with flared heel, Church.
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