Doc Martens came onto the alternative fashion scene in the 60s and became an icon of punk style. In the '90s and again in the 2000s, they came back with a vengeance and are still as popular as ever.
- New Dr. Martens shoes are packaged in a sturdy shoe box with the Dr Martens logo on the lid and side. Check the size, font and placement of the logos carefully.
- Dr. Martens shoe boxes feature a white label on one end detailing size, style and colour. Check that the shoe details match those of your actual shoe.
- Dr Martens shoes detail the size and product code on the inside upper of the shoes. Check that these details match those found on the shoe box label.
- New Dr. Martens usually feature an inspection sticker (yellow).
- Dr. Martens insoles feature the brand name and logo. Older styles often feature 'Original' and 'Made in England', whilst newer styles feature 'Air Cushioned Sole' or 'Bouncing Soles'.
- The outsole of new Dr. Martens shoes feature unique brand markings and copy. Check carefully that the edges of the embossing are finished cleanly.
- Stitching on all Dr. Martens shoes is of the very highest quality. Check carefully that it is evenly spaced, straight, tight, and is neatly finished.
- New Dr. Martens shoes are accompanied by spare laces package in a branded clear plastic bag with a sealed top.