The Guardian just posted an article about Doc Marten's 50s anniversary: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...-martens-at-50 "By the 70s Dr Martens had been taken up by a cluster of subcultures all intent on brandishing their individuality but all of whom made DMs part of their uniform. Mods and glam rockers, psychobillies and goths all adopted the boots, but it was members of the emerging skinhead movement who would be the most feared wearers. Gavin Watson was a teenage skinhead growing up in High Wycombe. He was also an avid photographer, and his images from the period, many showing shaven-headed young men in gleaming Dr Martens, are compelling and disturbing. 'I was 12 when I bought my first eight-hole DMs,' Watson told me. 'And the rule was that you had to christen them by kicking someone with them. It didn't matter who, and if you got some blood on them that was even better.' " Psychobillies? Oh, and I've been wearing my new For Life 1460s for two weeks now. They are a major step up from the horrible MiC boots, especially the leather quality. Also, am I the only one using shoe trees with his Docs?