Making Doc Martens

Nerdiest post yet? Maybe. I didn’t realize how close this company came to going under in the aughts. You’ll pay more for “Made in England” – about 50% more, in fact – but you’ll know where the money went when you slip ’em on. I’m wearing a pair RIGHT NOW.

We visited Dr. Martens’ only UK factory on Cobbs Lane in Wollaston, Northamptonshire. This is where Dr. Martens makes its iconic “Made in England” collection. The factory employs 50 workers that make about 100,000 pairs of boots per year, which is only one percent of what the brand makes as a whole!

One Reply to “Making Doc Martens”

  1. 1) I like that they flame-weld the PVC sole fitting or whatever…. with no gloves?!
    Is that just for the cool factor?

    2) If it’s British, and it’s fast-motion video, I’m playing Benny Hill music in my head.

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