Once the genie had been let out of the bottle back in the 1960s, the vapours of
Dr. Martens‘ rebellious spirit could not be contained and the boot seeped into every corner and crevice of youth culture. Consequently, the subcultures who have championed Dr. Martens reads like a Who’s Who of youth culture: skins, punks, two tone, psychobilly, goth, industrial, grebo, grunge, Britpop, emo and vampires. Yeah even vampires are ‘suckers’ for Doc Martens 1460 boots. What, you don’t believe me? Just ask Mr Twilight himself, Robert Pattinson, sporting his own Doc Martens 1460s.
Of course, Dr. Martens is not been immune to the brash self-expression of youth: the boots are often worn with the quarters flapping open, deliberately unpolished and scuffed; or perhaps laced rigidly and precisely, with a military sheen on the toe. Maybe left plain or else customised individually … and so on. Each attitude to their own as I would say.