The upper is made from a leather called Hardlife. Hardlife is prepared using a traditional process that saturates the leather with water-resistant oils and waxes. This makes the leather not only soft and supple, but also very durable.
The footbed offers exceptional cushioning, is breathable, wicks moisture and absorbs odour, using natural active carbon. It inhibits the growth of bacteria, is environmentally friendly, and very durable.
Our FOR LIFE boots and shoes are Goodyear welted. The upper and sole are sewn together, not merely glued, like many footwear constructions. This, coupled with our unique Z welt-stitch, allows for better repair.
We have added weight and thickness to the inner core of the sole: 7mm to the heel and 5mm to the forefoot. This will help them to last longer than ever.
The insole is made with a high percentage of ground leather. Not only will this bring additional comfort, but this material is more durable than a normal insole.
We have included an extra pair of waxed, metal-tipped laces
This is our classic Dr. Martens air-cushioned and heat-sealed sole, providing underfoot comfort and durability since 1960.
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Without proper conditioning, even the finest-quality leathers, like those in the FOR LIFE products, will eventually dry and lose their durability. Take the time to care for the leather – and you’ll be rewarded with a pair of boots or shoes which will not only keep their looks, but last for years to come.