How Dr. Martens Army Boots Conquered the Fashion World

Guess who sparked the trend that keeps coming back in style?

It was sometime in the mid 1960s, possibly the Marquee Club, or maybe it was the Railway Hotel, but one thing is certain: By the time The Who's guitarist Pete Townshend left the stage that night, the youth counterculture would have two new things to get excited about. The first was the windmill—Townshend's whirling-arm, power-chord attack—and the second was Dr. Martens boots.