Happy 50th Birthday Doc Martens!

April 1, 2010 • By Erika

Doc Martens boots in the Dr. Martens factory in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, Central England

The 8-eyelet, yellow-stitched boot that’s so beloved by rockers, fashion models, Pope John Paul II, and the Dalai Lama turns 50 today. Yes, it’s been that long!

Celebrate with these new styles of Dr. Martens boots:

Doc Martens for women

Dr. Martens 1460 in Purple Techtuff Express, $119.95

Dr. Martens 1460 W in Valentine, $129.95

Dr. Martens Darcie in Cherry Red Classic, $129.95

Doc Martens for men

Dr. Martens Karsen in Tan Harvest, $139.95

Dr. Martens Chris 6 Eye Boot in Black, $84.95 (Sold Out)

Dr. Martens Pier in Dark Brown Wyoming/Suede, $129.95

Doc Martens for kids

Girls’ Dr. Martens 8175 6 Eye Boot in Lilac Patent Lamper, $69.95 (Sold Out)

Boys’ Dr. Martens 8175 6 Eye Boot in Tan Greenland, $69.95 (Sold Out)

Doc Martens sure have come a long way from being just mere orthopedic boots. Now they’re considered an iconic symbol of the youth worn throughout the world by no less than icons and legends themselves.

Do you own a pair of Doc Martens? Do you live in a pair of Doc Martens? Have you been wearing Doc Martens since can remember? Share your Doc Martens stories!