Back to the classics: Dr Martens

Nothing has ever been more classic than Dr Marten boot. Forever a symbol of the working class, a company named Griggs created their first boot in Northamptonshire and immediately found themselves as the centre of British work boots. It wasn't until fifty years later that the classic Dr Marten boot would come into being; a combination of British design and German form and function. Since then the boot has been a cornerstone of culture and history, making waves in counter-culture and becoming symbolic of defiance, until becoming a firm feature in fashion today.

But, despite being a fixture on runways, Dr Martens continue to be a true working boot. Their famous air-cushion sole was revolutionary, a far cry from the hard leather of before. This sole has only been improved with age, and with it, the boots promise to be comfortable in every sense of the word. 

New to G&A, the DM trade collection has moved on from the original 1460 boot, providing all the functionality required of modern-day work. Comfortable for all-day wear, supportive of your feet and back, while also providing a sense of that eponymous style. 

The Riverton is a multi-purpose hiker-cut work boot. Featuring industrial-grade, waxy-finish leather uppers, this is perfect for a range of utility and work tasks. A steel toe cap, padded collar and tongue ensure great wearer comfort and safety while the breathable lining keep things dry inside. Antimicrobial treated Softwair smart-foam moulded footbed enhance the internal comfort to keep you dry and comfortable. The rubber compound sole is heat resistant to 300°C and provides excellent slip resistance. Benefits from additional rubber toe protection for increased abrasion resistance and durability. Available in brown and black.

The Brace ST hiker style boot features leather uppers and a moisture-wicking lining. A steel toe adds the workplace protection you require and the durable outsole provides great grip. The durable full-grain leather has a classic oiled-finish for hard-working, waterproof protection. Breathable mesh lining for internal comfort. Removable contoured and cushioned EVA footbed enhances the internal comfort, air-cushioned PVC outsole. Also available in brown and black.

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