Dr Martens is a British footwear company. Dr Martens, are also known as Doctor Martens, Doc Martens, Docs or DMs. The 1460 boot is also called an 8 up, for the 8 eyelets, has an air-cushioned sole (Bouncing Soles), welted construction and yellow stitching. In 2006, "1460” Dr Martens AirWair 8up boot was named in the list of British design icons, 1460 stands for 1st April 1960. The boots have been the choice of footwear among various groups in British culture especially in music: in the 1960s skinheads where wearing them, "Docs or DM’s" being the usual naming, and by the late 1980s, they were popular among scooter riders, punks, some new wave musicians, and other youth subcultures.
DM’s have continued there popularity through the 90s particularly with the grunge movement and the 2000s hipsters. All the while Dr Martens known for their durability have had a dedicated wearer for school industry and work
Dr Martens workwear boot and shoe range will return to Australia in September 2017 having achieved Australian and New Zealand safety standards, AS/NZS 2210.3.2009 Class 1.
Dr Martens have been known by many names since 1st of April 1960, such as, 1460, 8 ups, 1461, 8053, Black Boots, Cherry, Doc, Doctor, Dr Martins, 8 eyes, DMs.