Over the last 55 years, Dr. Martens have become a symbol of rebellion and self-expression. Throughout that time, the brand’s shoes have been taken up by different groups and adapted in a number of ways. Both people and subcultures over that time have customised their Dr. Martens, they’ve worn the shoes in their own way, and helped make the shoe an icon.

Since the launch of their first shoe in 1960, Dr. Martens have stuck to a classic formula and a core ethos that has made the brand one of the most recognisable footwear makers around. To celebrate the launch of the new DM’s Lite, we look back at the evolution of one of the world’s most iconic shoes.