If the Scouts taught us anything, it’s the importance of the phrase ‘be prepared’. And while Baden-Powell’s boys haven’t always been the most stylish bunch, their motto holds water, particularly when it comes to autumn/winter footwear.

Dr Martens, for example, has been manufacturing tall, dark and handsome boots for almost 70 years. So resilient are they against the elements that the iconic heavy soles haven’t needed to be updated since 1960.

In the brand’s first major update for half a century, the Doc has stripped back the bulk on its three most popular models to come up with a new lightweight collection.

Dubbed DM’s Lite, the Newton 8-Eye Boot, Cavendish 3-Eye Shoe and Edison Tassel Loafer now sit on top of a reduced weight sole, each with premium leather uppers in black or cherry red and a SoftWair memory foam insole with moisture wicking technology.

Lace up and look great, even when the weather is not.

The DM’s Lite collection is available at Dr Martens, priced from £95.

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