The Dr. Martens unisex 2976 Chelsea boot is a slick, uncompromisingly fashion-forward look for both men and women. With a sure fit and an easy-on, easy-off elasticized ankle, it's a versatile unisex boot that works with everything. This 2976 is certified Vegan boot — no animal products were used in the making of this footwear. It's constructed on our iconic AirWair™ air-cushioned Bouncing Soles, which is oil and fat resistant, with good abrasion and slip resistance. Built to last, this unisex shoe is secured using one of the finest methods of construction: the Goodyear Welt — which means the upper and sole are sewn together in our heat-sealed z-welt stitch. Upper: 70% Vegan Synthetic, 30% Elastic Lining: 100% Textile Sole: 100% PVC Material Vegan-friendly. A synthetic material, which is soft and supple, and has a subtle two-tone finish. Construction This is a Goodyear-welted product. The upper and sole are heat-sealed and sewn together, not merely glued like many footwear constructions. Dr. Martens’ appeal to people who have their own individual style but share a united spirit – authentic characters who stand for something. People who possess a proud sense of self- expression. People who are different. On a stylistic level, Dr. Martens’ simple silhouettes allows their wearers to adopt the boots and shoes as part of their own individual and very distinctive style; on a practical level, their famous durability and comfort make them ideal for the unforgiving world of gigs and street fashion; and then finally on an emotional level, they are a badge of attitude and empowerment. However, it wasn’t always this way: Dr. Martens were originally a modest work-wear boot that was even sold as a gardening shoe at one stage. So, how did this utilitarian boot transform into one of the most culturally relevant brands of the modern era?.