Airwair International Ltd
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 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. R. Griggs, 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. Founded a century ago, the company has been making Docs since 1960. Max Griggs, president, and his brother Stephen, vice chairman, own the company.