Dr. Martens Size Chart for Men, Women & Children Shoes
This post was last updated on April 11th, 2021 at 09:44 pm
Dr. Martens Size Charts will help you out in finding your perfect Dr. Martens Size for Men, Women & Children Shoes in US, UK and European Sizes. How do Dr. Martens Shoes fit? Should You size up or down your Dr. Martens? All your questions will be answered on this page.
Dr. Martens Size Chart Content
- Dr. Martens Size Charts for Women
- Dr. Martens Size Chart for Men
- Dr. Martens Size Chart for Babies, Children, Kids and Teens
- How to measure your Dr. Martens Size Chart?
- Dr. Martens: Fitting Guide and Tips
- About the iconic Dr. Martens
Dr. Martens Size Chart for Women
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Dr. Martens Size Chart for Men
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Dr. Martens Size Chart for Children
Dr. Martens Size Chart Youth / Teen
Dr. Martens Size Chart for Juniors
Dr. Martens Size Chart for Toddlers
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Dr. Martens Size Chart for Infants
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Dr. Martens Size Chart for Newborn
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How to measure your feet to find the perfect Doc Martens Size?
To make it easy we summed up our tips to measure your children’s feet for Dr. Martens boots:
Time needed: 5 minutes.
- Measure your feet in the afternoon.
- Stand When Measuring
- Wear socks
- Be precise
- Measure both feet
- Stand on your piece of paper
- Start drawing
- Measure the length of your feet
- Find your width fitting by drawing or with measuring tape (optional)
- Determine your size in the conversion charts
Dr Martens Size Charts and fitting: FAQ
Dr Martens fit true-to-size, but they don’t come in half sizes. If you normally wear a half-size, we recommend sizing down.
Dr Martens offers whole sizes only. If you are a half size, it is recommended going down to the nearest size. Going up a size will mainly change the length of the shoe, not the width.
If you normally take half a size, it is recommended sizing down. The boots should feel tight but not uncomfortable! If the boot feels uncomfortable when you try it on, especially in the width, then it is too small. Docs will soften and stretch as you wear them in!
Yes. Doc Martens Safety Shoes and Boots are available and follow the same size charts as the casual boots of Dr Martens. Find a page about them here.
When you find a pair of shoes that you like, select your preferred Size system (US/EU/UK) in the above charts and choose your size. When you already own a pair of Docs? Generally, sizing tends to be standard across all Doc Martens, although sizes can vary slightly depending on the shoe’s style, shape, and material.
The 1460 model as the world knows it today was released and published the first time on 01-04-1960 : 1-4-60 : the first of April.
Dr. Martens: an iconic boot with a long heritage
Doc Martens or Dr. Martens is a UK-born shoe brand that has become an evergreen in casual boots for all men, ladies, and children of all ages! As a truly global brand, size-charts.com has dedicated a Dr Martens Size Charts and a fitting page on the website. Discover the Dr Martens Belt page here.
- Dr Martens offers whole sizes only. If you are a half size, it is recommended going down to the nearest size.
- Going up a size will mainly change the length of the shoe, not the width.
- Sizes will be marked on the tongue of shoes, and the ankle strap of most sandals. Made in England styles will show the UK size, rather than the US size.
How to use the Dr Martens size guide:
- Inch measurements are of the length of the shoe insole, not the length of the foot meant to fit in that size. Size-charts has added the foot length as an extra service.
Dr. Martens appeals to people who have their style but share a united spirit – authentic characters who stand for something. People who possess a proud sense of self-expression. People who are different.
Dr. Martens’ simple silhouettes allow their wearers to adopt the boots and shoes as part of their individual and very distinctive style on a stylistic level. On a practical level, their famous durability and comfort make them ideal for the unforgiving world of gigs and street fashion. Finally, on an emotional level, they are a badge of attitude and empowerment.
However, it wasn’t always this way: Dr. Martens were originally a modest work-wear boot that was even sold as a gardening shoe at one stage. How did this utilitarian boot transform into one of the most culturally relevant brands of the modern era? It is an exciting and unique story.
1901 – THE BEGINNINGS ‘OF AN ICON’BORN FROM TRADITION & AUTHENTICITY
Starting in 1901, the Griggs family was known for making boots in the small town of Wollaston, Northamptonshire, in the English Midlands. They were at the very heart of the English shoe industry, and for six decades, Griggs’ footwear earned a solid reputation as sturdy, durable work boots.
1945 – THE BEGINNINGS ‘OF AN ICON’BORN FROM INNOVATION
The story then switched to post-war Munich, 1945, and Dr. Klaus Maertens, a 25-year-old soldier. While convalescing from a broken foot, he created a unique air-cushioned sole (rather than the traditional stiff leather sole) to aid his recovery. Using a salvaged cobbler’s last and a needle, Maertens made a prototype shoe and showed it to an old university friend and mechanical engineer, Dr. Herbert Funk.
1960 – THE BEGINNINGS ‘OF AN ICON’BORN FROM INGENUITY
Back in England, the Griggs company was now being run by the third generation of the family, Bill, and brothers Ray, Colin, and son Max. While scanning the pages of a shoe trade magazine, Bill’s eye was caught by the German’s advert for their innovative air-cushioned sole.
An exclusive license was acquired, and a few fundamental changes were made, including an altered heel, a bulbous but simple upper, a distinctive yellow welt stitch, a two-tone grooved sole edge, and a unique sole pattern. The boots were branded as ‘Airwair’ and came complete with a black and yellow heel loop featuring the brand name and the slogan “With Bouncing Soles” (based on Bill Grigg’s handwriting). Taking its name from the date of its inception, April 1st, 1960, the eight-holed 1460 Dr. Martens boot had arrived.
1970 – BY THE END OF THE DECADE, THE BOOT HAD BECOME A SYMBOL OF SELF EXPRESSION
The decade of glam, punk, Two-Tone, and early goth saw British youth culture mushroom into countless distinct tribes. Each successive new tribe who adopted the boot subverted the style of the previous wearers – yet large sections of the anti-establishment underground continually championed Dr. Martens. By the end of the decade, the boot had become a fierce symbol of self-expression at the very heart of British youth culture.
1980 – TREND FOR GIRLS BUYING THEN CUSTOMISING THE SIMPLE 8 EYE BOOT
With Britain plagued by anti-government riots and social resentment, youth culture rose from the streets with more highly visual and individual tribes such as psychobilly, grebo, and scooter boys.
Sales of small men’s size boots alerted Dr. Martens to a street trend for girls buying then customizing (usually with florals) the simple 8-hole boot. Meanwhile, US Hardcore musicians touring the UK began to take pairs of DM’s back to the west coast, thus inadvertently starting the American subculture’s adoption of the brand.
1990 – THE BRAND BECAME SYNONYMOUS WITH FESTIVAL CULTURE
Grunge turned the mainstream music world on its head and took Dr. Martens along for the ride. In Britain, Britpop rebelled against this so-called ‘loser kid’ apathy but did so in the same boots, 1460.
The emergence of nu-metal and very early emo saw yet more new music genres adopt the boot. The brand also became synonymous with festival culture.
2000 – THE REVITALIZATION OF THE FAMOUS BRAND BEGAN
Shortly after the brand’s fortieth birthday, sales declined so dramatically that all but one of the UK factories had to be closed to stave off bankruptcy. Then in 2003, the revitalization of the famous brand began with high fashion designers from around the globe re-interpreting and customizing the classic 1460 boot.
In 2007 the resurgence continued when the original Cobbs Lane factory in Northampton factory recommenced the manufacture of hand-made Dr. Martens Originals.
2010 – FIVE DECADES THAT HAVE WITNESSED THE BRANDS ADOPTION BY DIVERSE INDIVIDUALS
In the global village and social media era, every aspect of youth culture and subcultural style has changed. Yet diverse individuals, fans, and subcultures still champion Dr. Martens, attracted by its unique alternative appeal and authenticity in a world of homogeny.
In 2010 a revitalized Dr. Martens celebrated its fiftieth anniversary: five decades that have witnessed the brand’s adoption by a diverse range of tribes, celebrities, musicians, and free-thinking individuals – each subverting and twisting the boots and shoes to their own needs, attitudes and identity.