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    10 Cool Things You Didn't Know About Dr. Martens

    It's a boot time.

    1. They've been around for more than fifty years.

    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.

    5. Their "Bouncing Soles" are "resistant to Oil, Fat, Acid Petrol and Alkali."

    6. A whole song was dedicated to them on the cult classic British show, The Young Ones.

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    7. Daria and Jane wore them.

    8. Pope John Paul II had a custom white pair made for himself.

    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?