Your Questions Answered – Dr Martens

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One of the UK’s most iconic footwear brands is Dr Martens. The company has a long and respected reputation for making incredibly robust, comfortable and practical footwear. If you’ve been considering investing in a pair, then here are some of your questions answered:

Can Dr Martens be resoled?

These shoes and boots are so resilient that it’s hard to see why you’d ever need them resoled. However, the footwear is moulded in one piece and would need to be returned to the factory for a new sole to be stitched on.

Where are they made in England?

The iconic footwear is manufactured in the Cobbs Lane factory in Wollaston, Northampton and have been since their beginnings in the UK in 1960. Some production is outsourced to factories elsewhere in the world, but the Wollaston factory is used to make the exclusive ‘Made in England’ line of boots.

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How do you wear Dr Martens boots?

The simple answer is easily! They are the most versatile footwear and can be worn by literally anyone with any styling. From police officers to punk rockers, the DM boot can be teamed up with any outfit or uniform. They are also timeless, with people styling them with formal suits, as well as jeans and t-shirts. There are lots of fashion blogs dedicated to how to dress your DMs where you’ll find plenty of inspiration.

What is the sizing like?

Sizing depends on the style you are seeking. It is always recommended that you try on footwear before you buy. If you find you’re between sizes, you can always try the shoe or boot with an insole. Visit https://www.cottersshoes.co.uk/product-category/brand/dr-martens/ to get fitted for your DR Martens Gloucester.

Are Doctor Martens waterproof?

The footwear brand is not 100% waterproof but are designed to withstand wet conditions up to a certain extent. You can increase the water resistance by applying a shoe oil. A balsam specially designed for Dr Martens containing coconut oil, beeswax and lanolin helps to protect the leather from salt, liquids and water. You can also use the balsam to polish your boots, keep them supple and prevent any leather-cracking.

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How long do Dr Martens last?

The shoes and boots of this brand are renowned for their durability, quality, craftsmanship and strength. Some wearers have claimed that they have been wearing their boots for two decades! With the right care and love, a pair of Dr Martens can last a lifetime.

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