The original boot you think of when you think of Dr. Martens, the 1460. Named for the first day it rolled off the line, April 1, 1960, the 1460 is still as iconic as ever. We've adapted our classic style for women by offering the same great look, but with a narrower footbed. The upper is made of smooth leather, and is offered in multiple colors. Our classic smooth leather is durable and famously stiff to start with; it molds to your feet and gets more comfortable with wear. Smooth leather can be polished to a dapper shine, or artfully scuffed up, depending on your preference. Use our Wonder Balsam to keep your 1460’s clean and to protect the leather to keep it soft and supple. Wonder Balsam also protects against water, liquid and salt marks. Made with Goodyear welt, the upper and sole are heat-sealed and sewn together, not merely glued, like many footwear constructions. This, together with our Z welt-stitch and heat-sealing process, makes it unique. Dr. Martens have an air-cushioned sole, are oil and fat resistant and offer good abrasion and slip resistance.