Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN29 7SW England
What fashion statement have the Pope and Madonna made? Both have worn Dr. Martens (aka Doc Martens, Docs, or DMs), the chunky, thick-soled shoes and boots made by Dr Martens Airwair (formerly R. Griggs) and sold in specialty stores and major retailers. The style has grown beyond the classic, black, lace-up boot to include more than 1,000 variations of boots, shoes, and sandals for adults and children. Dr Martens Airwair, one of the UK's biggest shoemakers, returned to its work-boot roots when sales dwindled, but it's back to getting its feet wet elsewhere again.