How Dr. Martens makes its iconic shoes

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Get the cool shoeshine!

“Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of societies: those where you can get a shoe shine and those where you can’t,” wrote Roger Cohen in a 2008 Op-ed. Americans love their shoe shines. The opposite is true of egalitarian societies like France where such a cleaning service “rubs the Gallic egalitarian spirit the wrong way.” But in New […]

Sneakers and Antiques

As we get older, we care less about looks and more about functionality. When’s the last time you had to have a cool pair of running shoes? When we’re younger, the things we desire are all about slickness and impressing others. This often meant buying the most popular and expensive Nike sneakers. The opposite material […]