1460 8-eyelet Black Mono Smooth Leather Dr. Martens has a high quality Smooth Leather upper and has the famous air-cushioned sole, with good abrasion, support and it’s slip resistant. It has a black sole, as well as black stitching. The sole and upper is heat sealed with glue and then sewn together. Perfect for a school boot. They are made to last and are a great investment shoe, as they get better and better with time.