Doc Martens Boots, 1945 Photo 8

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50 Ugliest Shoes Doc Martens Boots, 1945

Doc Martens Boots, 1945

After a 1945 skiing accident, Dr. Klaus Maertens needed a shoe with an air-filled sole. He sold the design, British skinheads embraced it, and the shoe became associated with violence and bigotry. Since then, Docs have been tamed – but the aesthetics are still all wrong. 

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