The look is unmistakable, with low-on-the-toe laces, a slender shape and oval stitching. The first Dr. Martens Church Monkey boots were originally just for kids, using leftover leather from a local factory. The initial production was limited, but it enjoyed surprise popularity among '70s British youth cultureâand soon became a staple men's boot. This version is made for after dark, in reflective Glassine. At first glance, it's allover blackâbut at nighttime, it becomes reflective, in sharp contrast to panels with an embossed Ajax leather. The result? A surprisingly street goth element for any look. This Church men's boot has the iconic AirWair Bouncing Soles, that are oil-and-fat resistant with good abrasion and slip resistanceâand have been since 1960.It has all the DNA of a classic Docâit's Goodyear welted, meaning the upper and sole are sewn together in a heat-sealed z-welt stitch for enhanced comfort. The Church men's boot is made with Ajax, a coated leather with a fine geometric emboss, and Glassine, a synthetic nubuck base treated with a reflective finish. Material: Leather.