The classic DM's silhouette is so recognizable that it can easily accommodate a diverse and surprising array of fabrics and leathers. Here the classic 8-eye boot is presented in two Needlepoint tapestries -- a technique dating back centuries yet found today in many ultra-modern bespoke accessories and goods such as upholstery. The result is a very bold and confident boot. This is a Goodyear-welted product. The upper and sole are sewn together, not merely glued, like many footwear constructions. This, together with our heat-sealing process, makes it unique to Dr. Martens. Products with a plain welt are still stitched, but the constructional thread is not visible. The original Dr. Martens air-cushioned sole, providing underfoot comfort and durability since 1960. It is oil and fat resistant, tough and offers good abrasion and slip-resistance.