2. The shoes were invented by a German doctor during World War II in 1945.
3. The shoes were originally intended for the working class, which eventually led them to be a staple of the skinhead look.
4. The boot's popularity can be attributed to The Who's Pete Townshend.
6. A whole song was dedicated to them on the cult classic British show, The Young Ones.
9. In 2003, all production was moved to China and Thailand due to declining sales.
With the Chinese and Thai versions obviously excluding the famous "Made in England" stamp on the bottom of the sole.
10. However, in 2004 their Cobb's Lane factory began making shoes again and is responsible for their Made in England line to this day.
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The shoes from this factory are the only Dr. Martens that are actually made in England. Yeah, they'll set you back a pretty penny (around $200) but they are handmade to "original specifications" and will last for years to come. Anyone have $200 I can borrow?