Our gladiator-style Blaire sandal has been given a reboot in full-volume shades. On our lightest sole to date, the Blaire is ideal for stomping through summer and getting noticed. Combining a lightweight ripple sole with a durable Goodyear welt, the women's sandals have a slight wedge for height and a padded collar for comfort.
- Adjustable buckle strap at the ankle
- Retains classic Docs DNA: grooved edges and visible welt stitching
- For half sizes, we recommend going high a size
- If you are not sure about the width of your feet, we recommend going high a size
- Platform height: 1 1/2 in; Heel height: 1 7/8 in
This PU-coated leather features a matte finish and is smooth to the touch.
Wipe away dirt using a damp cloth.
- Smooth leather uppers made with Hydro, a PU-coated leather with a matte finish
- Adjustable buckle straps for an easy custom fit
- Criss-crossing forefoot straps
- Cushioned footbed ensures lasting comfort
- Goodyear® welt heat seals and sews the footbed and sole together, providing excellent flexibility
About the Brand:
When the Dr. Martens boot first catapulted from a working-class essential to a countercultural icon back in the 1960s, the world was pre-internet, pre-MTV, pre-CD, pre-mp3s, pre-mobile phones… hey, they’d only just invented the teenager. In the years before the boot’s birthday, April 1, 1960; kids just looked like tribute acts to their parents, younger but the same. Rebellion was only just on the agenda for some - for most kids of the day, starved of music, fashion, art and choice, it was not even an option. But then an unlikely union of two kindred spirits in distinctly different countries ignited a phenomenon.
In Munich, Germany, Dr. Klaus Maertens had a garage full of inventions, including a shoe sole almost literally made of air; in Northampton, England, the Griggs family had a history of making quality footwear and their heads were full of ideas. They met, like a classic band audition, through an advert in the classified pages of a magazine. A marriage was born, an icon conceived of innovation and self-expression.
Together they took risks.
They jointly created a boot that defined comfort but was practical, hard-wearing and a design classic. At first, like some viral infection, the so-called 1460 stooped near to the ground, kept a low profile, a quiet revolution. But then something incredible started to happen. The postmen, factory workers and transport unions who had initially bought the boot by the thousand, were joined by rejects, outcasts and rebels from the fringes of society.
At first, it was the working-classes; before long it was the masses.