Dr. Martens is known for quality leather footwear and accessories for over fifty years. As a leader in leather goods, we know leather. The hides used for Dr. Martens footwear is sourced from North and South America, supplied from the countries with the largest herds of cattle. Hides are bigger than you would think—one side can be over 30 square feet. The shoe maker's job is to select the best sections of the hide, and form that into a boot. The butt of the cow creates the highest grade of leather, and is usually used for the vamp of the boot. Not all leathers are treated the same. Full-grain leathers are the strongest and most durable, where Nappa Leather is the softest and can easily be dyed or painted. The weight and grain of the leather changes the look of the boot. Some leathers scuff up and others can be polished for a dapper shine.
Durable and famously stiff to start, this leather can be polished to a dapper shine or artfully scuffed-up depending on your preference.
A lightweight, soft leather with an oily coating giving a waxed feel. Use Dubbin shoe care to soften and preserve their products.
Made from fine grained leather that is coated to give a high-shine, glossy finish.
A vintage version of our Smooth Leather with a subtle-grained effect and contrast base color. Used on all of our Vintage Made in England styles.
SEASONAL LEATHERS FOR SPRING
BLIZZARD RAVE LEATHER
Soft leather with an antiqued, watercolor-denim look.
SAN DIEGO LEATHER
Soft, smooth and broken-in leather.
SOFT BUCK LEATHER
Formed from Nubuck leather with a very soft feel. Made from genuine pigskin.
Waxy, substantial leather with a deep, rich color and smooth feel.
BROKEN IN LEATHERS
Soft, fine-grained leather that is treated to feel smooth and supple, this leather is typically dyed, and is offered in a variety of colors.
Our premium, full-grain leather with a natural tumbled texture. This high-quality leather comes from full-grain animal hides.
Soft and pliable with a natural smooth texture, this leather is known for its softer grain.
A non-leather material, that is soft and supple. Red Vegan Leather Cambridge has a two-tone finish, our Black Vegan Leather is matte.
A classic high-shine rub-off leather with a two-tone effect created with a special treatment to reveal contrast color, particularly in the toe area.
CRAZY HORSE LEATHER
Full-grain, heavyweight leather with a worn, distressed appearance. Full-grain leathers offer a natural look and feel.
ANTIQUE TEMPERLEY LEATHER
Full-grain, smooth leather treated in the final stages of shoe making to give a classic hand-antiqued finish. This adds a tonal effect to the toe and heel.
A rich and smooth texture that has then been sanded to create a similar feel to velvet.
A heavyweight leather with a subtle grained finish. Develops a patina during its lifetime, rather than wearing out.
Lightweight leather treated to have a long pile, with the added benefit of being water-resistant. Our Ultra Protector protects it from stains.
Full-grain, waxy leather. As you break in this leather it will change appearance, creating a distressed look.
A soft-feel leather made from lightweight, full-grain leather. Full-grain leathers offer a natural look and feel.
AUNT SALLY LEATHER
Soft, premium leather with a slight pebble texture.
Crisp full-grain leather with a soft feel and intense color.
Smooth, burnished, full-grain leather.
Has a waxy feel with a subtle grain. The leather will darken with age, and will distress with wear.