The store in the Westfield Newmarket mall, Auckland, will stock the largest range of styles available in New Zealand including Originals, Made in England, full vegan ranges, global collaborations, and accessories collections.

We’ve come a long way; from modest work-wear boots to one of the most culturally relevant brands of the modern era,” Hapgood said. The brand, which turns 60 next year, has long history in New Zealand. But until now the boots were sold as a range in larger shoe stores and online.

Kiwi shoe company Accent Group, which owns the international distribution rights for Dr Martens, also has the rights to Timberlands, Sketchers and Vans shoes. Accent was bought in 2015 by the Australian RCG Group.