Created by looking into Dr. Martens archive for design inspiration, these styles have been replicated to look as they were when first manufactured. The specification on leather, colour and method of manufacture is precise. A more traditional biscuit-backed leather has been used, colour-matched to archive samples that came out of the factory in the earlier days of Dr. Martens. The last shape is shallower and the sole colour has also been altered to match the older shade. Laces are flat and cotton, exact copies of the original versions found.8-Eye Capper BootVintage Smooth is a retro version of our signature smooth leather with subtle grained effect and contrast base colour. This is a Goodyear-welted product meaning the upper and sole are heat-sealed and sewn together, not merely glued like many footwear constructions. Dr. Martens air-cushion sole is oil and fat-resistant and offers good abrasion and slip resistance.