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Dr Martens

The Doc knows best

MMDE: Dr. Martins

Current: Dr. Martens

How exactly were the famous tough boots from the British footwear manufacturer spelt - was it Doc Martin or Doc Marten?

All records today show the spelling has remained unchanged from Dr. Martens since its formation in 1947.

As if it needed complicating any further, the founder is actually spelt Dr. Klaus Maertens, who invented the air-cushioned sole to help him recover when wounded as a soldier.

There is also a TV series called "Doc Martin" which has no connection with the footwear company, but might have contributed in some way to the misspelling confusion.  In any case, many are sure this is a Mandela Effect because they swear it used to be spelt Doc Martins.