While you can technically hike in Doc Markets, Doc Martens are not designed as a hiking boot and are not suggested to hike in. For long or technical hikes, hiking boots or boots are recommended. Big believers in expression beyond gender, Dr Martens are for everyone, will all styles being unisex. Their philosophy; if you like them, wear them as all of their most iconic styles are unisex. Dr. Martens company uses real leather in the manufacture and production of their shoes, boots, and footwear. It is primarily bovine leather that is sourced and used. In some styles, Doc Martens offers vegan leather options, which are made from synthetic materials, often plastic. The air-cushioned sole was licensed to the Griggs company in Northampton, and the 1460 boot was created.