Dr. Martens

Dr. Martens


The iconic air-cushioned sole – AirWair – was designed by a German inventor, Dr. Klaus Maertens. British shoe-makers, R Griggs and Co, bought the rights to that air-cushioned sole, added in the iconic yellow stitch and grooves, anglicised the name, fastened the scripted heel-loop and set about selling these 8-eye boots to workmen. That was 1960. From the punks of 70s London to the grungers of 90s Seattle, Dr. Martens have always stood with those who dare to be different.

The firm sells about 10 million pairs of shoes a year, most of which are manufactured outside of the UK, although 100,000 are still made at its original factory in Northamptonshire.

Company Information
Annual Sales:

£454.4m (to March 2019)

Segments / Shopping Categories:

womenswear; menswear; kidswear; footwear

Company Size (No. of Employees): 800
Parent Company/Key Investors:

Dr.Martens Airwair International Ltd. – Owned by private equity: Permira

UK Standalone Stores: 34
International Stores & Stockists: 60
Total Global Stores & Stockists: 94
Key Concessions:

Debenhams; Office; Soletrader; Schuh

Group Companies:

Dr. Martens

Key Brands Stocked:

Dr. Martens

Payment Methods:

All major credit cards, Klarna, Apple Pay

Delivery Options:

Standard (3-5 working days); Next day; Saturday delivery

Contact Information
Head Office Address:
Cobbs Lane, Wollaston NN29 7SW
Head Office Telephone: 020 3908 6901
Key Locations:

UK; Paris; Japan; South Korea; USA

Key Executives
Chief Executive:

Kenny Wilson (CEO)

Buying Director: Jon Marchant (Global Category Director)
Design Director: Damien Wilson (Creative Director)
Retail Director: Antonio Gentile (Retail Operations Manager)
Digital Director: Sebastian Käppner (Head of E-Commerce)
Marketing Director: Darren Campbell (Chief Product & Marketing Officer)
Chief Marketing Officer: Andrea Moore (Global Marketing Director)
HR Director: Helen Verwoert (Global HR Director)

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