One word springs to mind for the Kensington segment: refinement. Simplicity is the key for this offering using classic materials and styling. The clean lines of the uppers sit on a plain welt and the sole is stylishly slim. Simplicity it may be, but the smart result epitomizes sophistication. Features the original Dr. Martens air-cushioned sole, providing underfoot comfort and durability since 1960. It is oil and fat-resistant, tough and offers good abrasion and slip resistance. This is a Goodyear-welted product. The upper and sole are sewn together, not merely glued, like many footwear constructions. This, together with our Z welt-stitch and heat sealing process, makes it unique to Dr. Martens. Products with a plain welt are still stitched, but the constructional thread is not visible.