Dr. Martens
As with many British brands, Dr. Martens is inextricably linked to class. Whereas many UK companies got their start and grew their reputation serving the British elite, Dr. Martens have always been a symbol of the working class. Even when they have been worn by rock stars and featured on runways, Dr. Martens have been used to evoke the same thing. Whether you see them as symbols of dressed-up style subcultures like “grunge” or “punk,” or think they're purely for down-and-dirty workwear, the enduring appeal of Dr. Martens always centers around the simple fact that they are a boot of the people, for the people.

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