The first revolution happened in April 1960. That’s when the original Dr. Martens 1460 8-eye boot rolled off the production line in Northamptonshire. Designed with a unique performance technology—air cushioned soles—the boot brought a new level of comfort to England’s working class. This season, the classic unisex boot is updated in a new leather: Soft Buck, a genuine pigskin Nubuck with a very soft feel. The 1460 unisex boot has all the classic Doc DNA, like yellow stitching, grooved sides, and heel loop. It’s constructed on our iconic air-cushioned sole, that's oil-and-fat resistant with good abrasion and slip resistance—and has been since 1960. This shoe is Goodyear-welted, meaning the upper and sole are sewn together in our heat-sealed z-welt stitch.