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Shoes and boots by Dr. Martens have been staples of youth fashion for over half a century. After they were first released in 1960, it took little time for key counterculture figures to adopt Dr. Martens as symbols of their anti-establishment stances. In the late 1960s, The Who's Pete Townshend donned a pair of Dr. Martens on stage as a demonstration of his support for the working class, and through the '80s and '90s, Dr. Martens remained a rock scene staple. Today, Dr. Martens boots are commonly associated with streetwear culture, and their continued popularity is an indication of their quality and timeless design. Dr. Martens boots are easily customized, allowing wearers to demonstrate their individuality and helping Dr. Martens retain its place as a mainstay in the fashion industry.