The Griggs family of Northampton in the English Midlands began making boots in 1901. They were "free thinkers and they were different"- a cornerstone of the Dr. Martens philosophy. In the 1960s the boots had become extremely popular with the youth culture. They made a huge resurgence in the 90s, and are again making a major comeback now. Made to be styled a variety of ways and offering many different colors and textures Dr. Martens are created so that everyone is able to express their own individuality.