At the end of the 90’s all the Dr. Martens production was outsourced to Asia.
All the British Dr. Martens manufactures were closed.
Only remained open, a small unit located in Wollaston.
This 40 employees unit was there to craft samples.
Some times ago, the brand finaly decided to have it’s vintage lines and limited edition lines produced in Wollaston.
Originals models such as the 1460 and the 1461 amongst others are produced in Wollaston.
Just near the manufacture, they have open a small museum wich displays some collector pieces.
The fact of having a small part of the production (2%) Made in England is, of course, a marketing strategy, but on the other hand if people will follow those Made Europe products, the brands will, slowly but surely, go back to a bigger Made in Europe strategy !