With the help of his engineer friend, Dr. Funk, the doctor Dr. Maertens had in fact made a comfortable shoe with a sole with air cushion to relieve his injured foot after a vacation in the snow. Griggs contacted Dr. Maertens: a plan was developed, the name was engraved and finally together they created a legend, born on April 1, 1960.
The "1.4.60" shoe soon became an icon for many music streams, such as punk in the 1970 to grunge in the 1990s. Dr. Martens are bound or loose, dirty or shiny. True allegory of individual expression, these shoes let themselves be customized at will.