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Dr. Marten's Unisex Original 1490 Boot


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Tried them on today, the perfect fit & worn them all day and so comfy & warm to wear.
Mr. Warren Gill | Fit: As expected
Love these boots as they very comfortable & a perfect fit, which i usually find difficult to find.
Suzanne Paterson | Fit: As expected
The boots look good and true to DM style, they are made well and I know she is going to love them.
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Black
  • classic Dr. Martens leather
  • GOODYEAR WELTED
  • Outer Material: Leather
  • Inner Material: manmade fabric
  • Sole: Manmade
  • Closure: Lace Up
  • Heel Height: 1.25 centimetres
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 490 g
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  • Item model number: 1490, COL. BLACK
  • ASIN: B001381FMU
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 15 Feb. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,658 in Shoes & Bags (See Top 100 in Shoes & Bags)
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About Dr. Martens
The first pair of Dr. Martens boots rolled off the production line in Northamptonshire, England on 1st April, 1960. With it's trademark yellow stitch, grooved sole and heel-loop, it was a boot worn by postmen, policemen and everyday workers; comfortable, durable and lightweight in comparison to… Read the story and more in Amazon's Dr. Martens Store.

Product Description

Product Description

Hier geht der Schaft noch zwei Ösen höher und hat ein eingeprägtes Logo, ohne Randnaht am Schaftabschluß. Der 10-Loch Klassiker von Dr. Martens! Dieser Schuh ist genau wie der ältere Bruder,der 1460, rahmengenäht und hat die klassische Air Wair Sohle, d.h. luftgepolstert.

Obermaterial: schwarzes Glattleder
Innenmaterial: Leder und Textil
Innensohle: Leder und Textil
Air Cushion Außensohle

Manufacturer's Description

It all began near Munich, Germany in 1945 when Dr. Klaus Maertens injured his foot in a skiing accident in the Bavarian Alps. To make walking easier during the healing process, he designed a shoe with an air-cushioned sole. Using old rubber tires, he constructed soles that had air trapped within closed compartments. He showed his prototype to his engineer/inventor friend, Dr. Herbert Funck, and together they decided to develop and produce the shoes. Not only did the shoe solve the doctor's immediate problem, but it also started to sell well in Germany. By 1959 the two founders decided that they needed a company to produce and distribute the shoes, then called Dr. Maertens, in other parts of the world. At first, many manufacturers rejected the concept of an air cushioned sole as a short-lived gimmick. However, the R. Griggs Group, located in the village of Wollaston in England, decided to go along with the idea by creating the first work boot with the revolutionary sole. On 1 April. 1960, the first cherry-red eight-eyelet work boot was produced and named 1460 (1/4/60). To sell the brand name better in England, the name was anglicized to Dr. Martens. The range was branded AirWair and the rest is history.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Warren Gill on 28 Nov. 2009
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I've had quite a few pairs of boots in my time & for years I swore by DMs, but I had quite a few pairs which didn't last at all well, so I changed to Ranger's instead, but they weren't as comfy as DMs.

I've just bought these to see if they can last more than the normal 3 months or so that they normally do before the sole goes kaput.

Tried them on today, the perfect fit & worn them all day and so comfy & warm to wear.

So good I might just buy another pair of 1490's in Cherry/Oxblood, then again it might be 1914's.

It should be noted that these are the cheaper Chinese made ones, you can get the "Vintage" ones which are made in the original factory at Wollaston, Northamptonshire, but they are much more expensive & whether they would/will last any longer than these I don't know.

You pays your money and takes your choice!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Darkbloom on 26 April 2013
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 9 UK F Verified Purchase
I used to wear Dr. Martens to school in the late seventies/ early eighties. I had a couple of pairs of ox-blood ones and my last pair were the ten hole black ones: So now some 30 years after I last wore a pair of these iconic boots I decided to buy a new pair for old times sake!

They arrived in good time, factory packed and in mint condition. There has been a lot of discussion about the fact that they are no longer exclusively made in England, like back in the day. Yes, they do still make some in England but you have to pay a much higher price for this privilege. I would be interested to see a new pair of English made ones next to ones made out in the far east, just for comparison.

That said, these are still cool looking, kick ass boots. It's funny how you remember things but I would have sworn that the leather, when I was a kid, was much thicker and harder. I remember getting cuts and abrasions around my ankles from the hard leather rubbing above my socks, and terribly painful blisters on my heals and toes, until you had worn them in. But that was a right of passage and you had to get through it without complaining.

These new boots seem a lot more malleable. The Dr. Marten website states that all the boots made outside England are made to the same exacting standards and using the same processing techniques as the English made ones.

I found them to be true to size: I take a size 9 (uk.). They are a perfect fit. I like to do the laces up tight, so the fronts are laced completely together and touching. I just got them today so wont go far; Just breaking them in gently around the house and maybe with a short walk to the local shop. Interestingly the souls feel softer than when I was a kid.... or maybe I was just a lot lighter back then.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By BRIDGET FOOTER on 28 Jun. 2013
Colour Name: Cherry RedSize Name: 6 UK F Verified Purchase
The feel of the boot is good, and after a couple of wearings began to feel like I'd worn them for months.
Colour good out of the box and treated with saddle soap brings out a deeper cherry colour.
I use on my scooter and they are a perfect compromise for comfort, protection and looks.
Unisex sizing wasn't a problem. I usually take a Ladies 6.5 UK size so I ordered a Men's 6 and the fit was perfect, and not too wide either.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By The shopper on 10 July 2009
Colour Name: Cherry RedSize Name: 8 UK F
These boots are simply great. This is my second purchase of Dr. Martens and I should say that the product met my expectations. The boots are robust, quite rigid, but after you put them on for the second time, they become flexible enough. No disagreeable feelings at all.
Resume: pleasure to wear.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Rector on 3 Jan. 2010
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 10 UK F
My first pair of Docs was when I was at school 35 years ago, loved them then and still do today. Timeless classic boot, great styling, but not too heavy. This is my first pair with 10 eyelets and I think they're better than 8 eyelets - easier to break in and just that bit more 'Doc' about them. Wouldn't bother with 8 eyelets again. And a great price from Amazon!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. Pritchard on 4 Dec. 2009
Colour Name: Cherry RedSize Name: 4 UK F
I sent away for these DM's and they looked great but unfortunately didn't fit so I sent them back and got an immediate refund - thank you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Abigail Barton on 17 April 2013
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 6 UK F Verified Purchase
have had these shoes for 3 years now and i literally live in them, so comfy and stylish :)
want them in cherry red ! excellent boots, can't go wrong !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Zurbanu on 10 Sept. 2009
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 3 UK F
Having small feet and finding it really difficult to find the right size shoes/boots I have found that most Dr Martens shoes fit perfectly and the size you buy is the size you get. This classic boot looks and fits perfectly too. Highly recommended
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