The ritual of breaking in a pair of Dr. Martens is part of DM's folklore. A solution for getting from box fresh to broken in in the shortest possible time has been the Holy Grail for the last 50 years.åÊ
First the leather is milled, which involves putting the leather into a drum that is turned repeatedly, breaking up the surface grain of leather to make it softer. The quarter panels are then rolled and flexed by hand and hammer.åÊ
This is repeated on the vamp (toe), replicating the effect on the leather created by the movement of the foot whilst walking. For the finishing touches, the back loop is abraded and the upper is buffed, exposing the colour of the metal eyelets. The sole edges are then finished in such a way that it removes the neat edges. Combined, this unique range of processes allows us to take a new pair of 1460 8-eye boots and accelerate the breaking in process.åÊ
Broken In from day one.
- 8 Eyelet 1460 Boot
- Milled Smooth is the classic Dr. Martens leather: durable, with a smooth finish, which has been treated specifically to give a softer more 'broke in' finish.
- Made with Goodyear welt, the upper and sole are heat-sealed and sewn together
- Dr. Martens air-cushioned sole