Dr Martens says it has recorded strong sales in Europe and the Middle East, with 40% of its revenues direct to consumers sales. The bootmaker, which started production in Northampton, UK, opened 25 new stores in the period and currently owns 94 stores worldwide. Comparable sales rose +7%, with growing demand for children’s models.

Founded by the Griggs family, private equity firm Permira acquired a majority stake in 2014, in a deal worth £300 million (US$390 million).