In 1940s postwar Munich, Dr. Klaus Maertens, a young soldier, crafted a unique air-cushioned sole to aid his recovery from a broken foot. The rest, as they say, is history. Within a decade, older women had become fans of Dr. Martens shoes thanks to their comfort and durability. By early 1960, the iconic eight-holed 1460 Dr. Martens boot had arrived. Quickly adopted by punk rockers and ska aficionados who championed British working-class style, Doc Martens boots (in badass black, of course) became a subcultural essential for defiant men and women everywhere. Best known for its AirWair work boots—icons of grunge fashion—English footwear brand Dr. Martens perfectly merges quality construction and subculture style. That need for self-expression transcends generations, and today's youth (and the youthful at heart) still rock the Docs. Men's shoes include sleek Chelsea boots and utilitarian lace-ups, while kids will appreciate round-toed shoes with easy hook-and-loop straps. Whatever the occasion or outfit, Dr. Martens adds an inimitable kick of attitude. Their choices have expanded to include platform boots, Chelsea boots and sandals, as well as vegan leather shoes for the eco-conscious. Whatever the occasion or outfit, Dr. Martens adds an inimitable kick of attitude. Shop women's boots to find the pair that works for you.