Dr. Martens is known for quality leather footwear and accessories for over fifty years. As a leader in leather goods, we know leather. The hides used for Dr. Martens footwear is sourced from North and South America, supplied from the countries with the largest herds of cattle. Hides are bigger than you would think—one side can be over 30 square feet. The shoe maker's job is to select the best sections of the hide, and form that into a boot. The butt of the cow creates the highest grade of leather, and is usually used for the vamp of the boot. Not all leathers are treated the same. Full-grain leathers are the strongest and most durable, where Nappa Leather is the softest and can easily be dyed or painted. The weight and grain of the leather changes the look of the boot. Some leathers scuff up and others can be polished for a dapper shine.

CLASSIC LEATHERS

Smooth Leather

SMOOTH LEATHER
Durable and famously stiff to start, this leather can be polished to a dapper shine or artfully scuffed-up depending on your preference.

Greasy Leather

GREASY LEATHER
A lightweight, soft leather with an oily coating giving a waxed feel. Use Dubbin shoe care to soften and preserve their products.

Patent Leather

PATENT LEATHER
Made from fine grained leather that is coated to give a high-shine, glossy finish.

Quilon Leather

QUILON LEATHER
A vintage version of our Smooth Leather with a subtle-grained effect and contrast base color. Used on all of our Vintage Made in England styles.

SEASONAL LEATHERS FOR SPRING

Blizzard Rave Leather

BLIZZARD RAVE LEATHER
Soft leather with an antiqued, watercolor-denim look.

San Diego Leather

SAN DIEGO LEATHER
Soft, smooth and broken-in leather.

Soft Buck Leather

SOFT BUCK LEATHER
Formed from Nubuck leather with a very soft feel. Made from genuine pigskin.

Analine Leather

ANALINE LEATHER
Waxy, substantial leather with a deep, rich color and smooth feel.

BROKEN IN LEATHERS

Virginia Leather

VIRGINIA LEATHER
Soft, fine-grained leather that is treated to feel smooth and supple, this leather is typically dyed, and is offered in a variety of colors.

Carpathian Leather

CARPATHIAN LEATHER
Our premium, full-grain leather with a natural tumbled texture. This high-quality leather comes from full-grain animal hides.

Nappa Leather

NAPPA LEATHER
Soft and pliable with a natural smooth texture, this leather is known for its softer grain.

Vegan Leather

VEGAN LEATHER
A non-leather material, that is soft and supple. Red Vegan Leather Cambridge has a two-tone finish, our Black Vegan Leather is matte.

SPECIALTY LEATHERS

Arcadia Leather

ARCADIA LEATHER
A classic high-shine rub-off leather with a two-tone effect created with a special treatment to reveal contrast color, particularly in the toe area.

Crazy Horse Leather

CRAZY HORSE LEATHER
Full-grain, heavyweight leather with a worn, distressed appearance. Full-grain leathers offer a natural look and feel.

Antique Temperley Leather

ANTIQUE TEMPERLEY LEATHER
Full-grain, smooth leather treated in the final stages of shoe making to give a classic hand-antiqued finish. This adds a tonal effect to the toe and heel.

Kaya Leather

KAYA LEATHER
A rich and smooth texture that has then been sanded to create a similar feel to velvet.

Grizzly Leather

GRIZZLY LEATHER
A heavyweight leather with a subtle grained finish. Develops a patina during its lifetime, rather than wearing out.

Suede Leather

SUEDE LEATHER
Lightweight leather treated to have a long pile, with the added benefit of being water-resistant. Our Ultra Protector protects it from stains.

Brando Leather

BRANDO LEATHER
Full-grain, waxy leather. As you break in this leather it will change appearance, creating a distressed look.

Softy T Leather

SOFTY-T LEATHER
A soft-feel leather made from lightweight, full-grain leather. Full-grain leathers offer a natural look and feel.

Aunt Sally Leather

AUNT SALLY LEATHER
Soft, premium leather with a slight pebble texture.

Venice Leather

VENICE LEATHER
Crisp full-grain leather with a soft feel and intense color.

Temperley Leather

TEMPERLEY LEATHER
Smooth, burnished, full-grain leather.

Kingdom Leather

KINGDOM LEATHER
Has a waxy feel with a subtle grain. The leather will darken with age, and will distress with wear.