Dr. Martens are a household name around the world now, after first being invented in April of 1960. While they were originally a sign of youthful rebellion and protest, they quickly became more accepted as Peter Townshend of The Who wore a pair of black 1460s on stage.
Now, the British boot and shoemaker company has been put on the market. Owned for over fifty years by R. Griggs Group, they are now about to become a free agent. Rumor has it that they could be sold for as much as £120m.
Dr. Martens lovers will have to hold their breath – and hope that the new makers keep things as they are for all of those Dr. Martens fans out there.