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      30.08.2013 18:46
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      The favourite of my shoe collection!

      As a self confessed footwear connoisseur I thought that it was only right for me to begin by reviewing perhaps the favourite shoe of my vast collection and also the ones that started my life long love for Dr Martens in particular! My first experiences with the brand came about in the form of some lime green patent leather lovelies that I still have to this day; although they've taken a fair few knocks in their time and have their war wounds to prove it. Despite being a bit scuffed and scratched I still wear them at least weekly, the shoes come equipped with thick rubber soles that have proved to be remarkably sturdy, despite the fact I'm sadly about as heavy footed as an elephant with fallen arches! Obviously the soles show wear but as the saying goes, there's life in the old dog yet and I see myself wearing them for years to come before they finally give up the ghost and get retired to the back of the wardrobe.

      The thing that attracted me to this Dr Martens offering in particular is the huge array of colours the shoes come in, since my initial purchase I have splurged on a neon pink pair and also some ice white ones - though it must be said that I currently have my eye on a beautiful cherry red variety...

      As far as comfort goes I'd have to say that once they've been worn in a bit, Dr Martens really are top notch; they support my feet and I've found that I can walk for miles. Another plus point is that being patent leather they can simply be wiped clean, a godsend after returning from a muddy walk with the hounds. It's worthwhile to note however that initially Dr Martens can be a bit uncomfortable and I did suffer from blisters in mine's first outing, after a few wears I discovered that they'd begun to mold to my feet and that pinched heels were a thing of the past - definitely worth breaking them in before going on any hiking expeditions!

      I remember getting mine on sale for around the £60 mark though you can expect to pay up to £90 in some places, although this might seem highly extravagant I would say hand on heart that they are more than worth it, mainly due to just how hard wearing they are; I doubt other shoes would survive half of what you can throw at some Dr Martens. I estimate mine to be over 5 years old now and I must have worn them nearly everyday for the first couple of years, they are still trucking along and show no signs of splitting yet. A quality shoe that could potentially last you a life time!

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        09.11.2012 09:38
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        Great boots which I find comfy and will never go out of fashion

        This is just one of many pairs of Dr Martens boots I proudly own and wear and I love them all. I have owned my black ones for about 20 years and they still look good but I felt it was time to get some that were a bit more fun and these are great.

        Those of you who have had the pleasure of owning your own Dr Martens may have had the same experience as me in needing a little time wearing them in the house to break them in. I have found this is probably due the high quality leather used which needs a bit of wear to soften it up a little. However, I did not need to do that with these boots. The day I happily received them for a birthday present I wore them out that night and my feet still felt happy when i returned home after several hours walking and dancing. I have had problems with my feet so have to be careful with what shoes and boots I wear as many cause me pain and discomfort but I happily survive full days in these.

        The patent leather also means I don't have to spend the time polishing and shining them as I did with my original black ones.

        Their hardwearing, rubber sole means they are sturdy enough for traipsing in the woods with the dog and the patent coating makes them easy to clean afterwards. Even the laces are really good quality and I haven't had to replace them in any of my boots yet. Dr Martens are well known for making quality boots that last and these are no different. As always the stitching is fantastic and adds to the general stylishness of the boots. Mine have had a lot of wear already and other than a couple of small very stubborn marks (which I could probably get off with a little effort) they still look great and feel good to wear.

        The boots can be a little more expensive than I would usually pay for boots but a bit of patience and research can produce some bargains. These ones were on offer in Clarks (to my surprise) for £49.99 which is less than a lot of other prices. Even if you end up paying full price for the boots you will not be disappointed as they are great value for money as they last for years.

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        03.11.2012 08:45
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        5/5

        I've had my pair of doc martens for around five years now and I don't think I'll ever get rid of them! I went through a stage of wearing them pretty much everyday and then I just lost interest and moved onto uggs and ballet flats but in the past year or so ever since Vintage fashion started to become more popular I've been wearing them more often.

        Doc martens are a very well known and iconic brand of boots and they've been around for ages. They're fashionable but they're also incredibly durable and they can be worn as work boots as well as casual boots. I've got the classic 8 eye boots which are the shorter version - they're longer than ankle boots but not so long that they make my legs look stubby!

        They come just under mid calf on me which took some taking used to when I first got them as I was used to trainers and flats. There are a lot of different designs available in the doc marten range of boots and I have the 1460 which is unisex. Doc's aren't the most feminine boots but the black ones are great for grunging up outfits to add a bit of a twist. I have the black ones but there's a huge range of colours and designs available including bright pink, lime green, floral prints and so on.

        The design of the boots is very distinctive and because of the yellow stitching, thick rubber sole and the legendary black and yellow Doc Marten label on the back it is easy to tell that they are genuine Doc's rather than a cheap dupe. They also have the Doc Marten logo on them engraved into the material which also says 'all cushion soles'. Because mine are black this isn't very noticeable though.

        The boots are made of thick, good quality leather which was really stiff at first but over time it has softened. The material is waterproof and easy to clean as well. I've had my pair for around five years and the material is in amazing condition. There are a few minor scuffs and slight creases because I've got so much wear out of them over the years but this just adds to the vintage look. The boots took me about a week to break in when I got them which I remember being quite painful but after that I was able to wear them everyday.

        My boots came with black laces but they're easy to change and I decided to put some pink laces in for a bit of contrast and of course to make them look a little more girly! The boots are easy to style and it's really fun creating different looks. They look great with literally everything in my wardrobe including my floral dresses, dark skinnies, pale skinnies, leggings, jeggings, knicker shorts, cut offs.. the list is endless, it's literally impossibe for these to clash with an outfit!!

        I have these in my usual size five and they're a perfect fit. They've adjusted to the shape of my feet over the years and there's plenty of space for socks as well - I love pairing these with chunky knit socks and the socks don't make the sides bulge or anything. I like that the laces can be tightened so that the boots cling to my leg rather than there been space between my leg/ankle. The boots cushioned sole makes them comfortable to walk in and the grips are incredibly strong so they can be worn in any weather.

        The only disadvantage that I can think of is the weight - they're a lot heavier than normal boots which took some getting used to. I do recommend them though and I love my pair. I paid around a hundred pounds for mine but the current retail price is around the £80.00 mark which seems expensive I know but they're well worth it considering how durable, versatile, fashionable and comfortable they are!!

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          13.08.2012 01:22
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          A long-lasting, well made pair of boots.

          You may not believe this, but I am not a shoe person. I'm a woman in her 20s with a little toddler and a lovely fella, but I just don't 'get' shoes. Bags I can understand; different types for different occasions are certainly handy items to have in the wardrobe. But shoes just take up space unnecessarily in my book, and usually style trumps practicality. For this reason I own only a few items of footwear- wellingtons for gardening when it's muddy, and a pair of slippers that I wear indoors. One pair are Tevas, and the other are Dr. Marten Victorian Flowers 1460 W boots. Both pairs are comfortable and practical, and get me through all seasons.

          I chose the Victorian Flowers 1460 W boots as a birthday present when my husband asked me to pick something for myself. I don't like being wasteful where it can be avoided so I wanted a pair of boots that would last for a long time. Other reviews said that the boots were durable and comfortable, and I trusted them because these boots have been around for decades.

          I walk a lot from day to day as I don't drive and I am generally a busy person, and I also go hiking a lot but walking boots have not suited me at all and therefore been resold in the past. The 1460 W boots have the DM signature AirWair bouncing soles which means that although they are heavier than other boots, they don't feel heavy because of the soles which limit the impact of your feet on the ground when you walk. These boots are are ankle-high with eight eye-lets. The soles of the boot are stitched together with the familiar yellow Z stitch and overall the boots are classic DMs, recognisably so. I chose the floral design because it has a vintage look to it and also I wanted something a little bit different, as I find plain colours can get quite boring after a while. Plain colours also look messy when covered in mud, while patterned boots can get away with it.

          My size 5 feet have no trouble in the size 5 pair of these boots. I do generally wear them with thick socks however as they are a 'heavy' boot and can wear into your skin a bit if you're not careful, especially before you have worn them in. They are fantastic in winter as they keep your feet nice and snug and warm, and in the UK they are perfect all year-round as, let's face it, it rarely gets too warm here and it often rains. I have never once had wet feet wearing these boots and I have worn them almost every day for at least two years now. In fact I like to splash in puddles as I stomp about in these boots; it gives me a somewhat 'invisible' feeling, which I suppose it what the DM brand is all about..

          I also have quite 'flat feet' but that seems to make no difference with these DMs, as they are very comfortable, much moreso than my Tevas in fact which have soles designed for comfort and maximum foot support. My 1460 W boots are still going strong without a single tear or stain on them after constant and heavy use. When they get muddy they are very easy to clean because of the smooth exterior of the boot, although I don't clean them as often as other people might.

          I wear these boots with everything in my wardrobe- feminine skirts and dresses, jeans and trousers, and I am constantly being complimented on them. They cost £70 but you can buy them second hand for less. It's easy enough to spot fake DMs because the originals come with various labels of being water/oil/acid resistant etc.. I can spot original DMs a mile away!

          These boots are a trendy choice nowadays, although they started out as rebellious footwear and are still iconic in that fashion. I often get remarks about being 'alternative' when I wear them, but I just like a good pair of boots that will last for a long time. And if you are a style-conscious person, this boot comes in every colour/pattern imaginable, so I'm sure the Doc will have something to suit your needs.

          5 stars and recommended.

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            19.11.2011 19:52

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            quality

            Dr Martens are undoubtedly an iconic shoe. They've been around for years and years - 50 years to be exact. If bought from the website they can cost around 80 to 90 pounds however if you just search the stores in you local area you can get them a lot cheaper. I found mine for £69 at Reef. The shoe itself is available it lots of different colours like black, red, pink and many others. You can also get them in colours that have a shiny leather effect as seen above.

            The shoe itself is made 100% of leather. When first tried on they are very uncomfortable and the shoe doesn't really allow for movement of the feet. However after the first wears the shoe adjusts to your foot shape and turn out to be very comfortable. The boots look great with pretty much everything I wear. The shoe's are very sturdy and can withstand many harsh weather conditions such as snow, ice or mud. I didn't slip once even when running.

            They may be quite expensive but the quality makes up for that. These shoes will last you years and years. I highly recommend them to anyone who's looking for a study shoe that still looks good with pretty much all types of clothing.

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            23.05.2011 18:04
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            Long term wardrobe, and winter staple.

            They are a very sturdy shoe, I was brought a pair for Christmas, and was delighted.
            The quaity of the shoe is brilliant, made with real leather, with a good chunky anti slip soul you know won't wear out.

            When i first tried mine on, i was surprised at how uncomfortable they were, as the leather was hard, but that is nothing to worry about.
            After a few wears, the leather softened up and felt more comfortable, you have to bear in mind the tounge of the boot, the whole sides are attached to the boot, and so has to fold upwards. I found this digged into my foot at first.

            One of my boots tounge slips constantly to the side an dissapears, which is quite annoying, and hurts quite alot, however, i think it may just be how the leather is shaped, and wouldn't worry too much about it.

            They aren't the cheapest of boot, but they are quality, and will last for years. There is a range of colours, from the classic black to all sorts of bright colours. Mine were a deep purple, and there are a pair to suit any colour scheme. They are iconic, and can be adapted easily to any outfit.

            In the snow and ice early this year i had been wearing my boots, they really showed their metal then. I had ot run to catch the bus, and had to run across a snow and ice covered foot path, they coped really well, i didnt slip, and they were comfy to run in, keeping your feet dry and warm away from the elements at the same time.

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            25.02.2011 10:09
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            Love these boots and think it's about time I had another pair

            My Dad was a firefighter before her retired and as such he had to wear the Dr Marten shoes for work, I had always said that although I didn't like the shoes I loved the boots. All I ever hit was a brick wall of have you seen how expensive they are and even you will ruin them. One day coming home from school, I was in secondary at this point my Dad had a surprise for me, one of the lads had had a pair of spare shoes in his locker and had never used them, my Dad managed to pull a few strings and got these exchanged for a pair of boots for me. I was extastic to say the least.

            The boots I got were black in colour with the usual thick chunky sole and the yellow stitching where the sole meets the body of the boot. They also had detailed stitching on all the joins of pieces making a feature out of it and the Dr Martens tag at the back of the boot of course.

            To get to and from school for a 20 minute walk each way and ignoring my Dads advice about wearing them in I wore them to school the next day, by the time I got home that day I was in agony. The boots had caused huge blistered and I had to put them to one side for about a week whilst I waited for my feet to heal. After that I decided i had better listen to my Dad as in this he did actually know best - don't tell him though!! I wore the boots around the house for short periods for the next week until they were totally comfortable.

            When I went to school in them again what a difference, they have to be the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever owned and can be worn in all weathers. You can understand why the emergency services use these as they are so long lasting and highly waterproof, I really did love these boots. The sole inside the shoe actually moulds to your feet and therefore they do actually become unique to your feet.

            Having a look on the internet these boots seem to range anywhere from £60 to £85 a pair which is a big difference so best to shop around, I would highly recommend these just don't wear them for a long period on the first day. 5 out of 5 from me as the only disadvantage was due to me not listening.

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            08.02.2011 14:46
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            Durable boots that will last me for years, comfortable and good value for money.

            I rack up a fair number of miles each week, walking to and from the school with the girls, as well as to the local shops, parks, supermarket and Post Office with Liam in his pushchair. During the summer months I tend to wear trainers or walking sandals but as the autumn months started to approach, I felt needed something a bit sturdier and warmer.

            Now I have a bit of a tartan fetish. I think I may have been a bit of a repressed punk in my early years (I desperately wanted a pair of those tartan trousers with all the zips, but my Mum said no) or it might be just because I am exiled Highlander living in the Central Belt.

            So when I stumbled across the Dr. Marten Red McTartan 1460W boots while browsing the internet, I could see them fitting the bill perfectly and I had to have them.


            *** FEATURES/DESCRIPTION ***

            The 1460W come with the classic AirWear Bouncing Soles. They are ankle-high with eight eyelet lacing and the trademark yellow stitching round the base of the boot. Mine are red tartan patent. The "W" signifies that these are women's boots.


            *** FIT ***

            These fit me perfectly in my normal shoe size (7), with enough room to accommodate thicker socks if required, but snug enough that I can wear normal sports socks also. There is obviously some scope for adjustment with the laces. I do own the 1460W which are specifically women's boots, and in my previous experience with unisex boots, I often have to go down a size as they tend to be slightly roomier, wider in particular. They have strong fabric loops at the back of the ankles to help pull the boots on to your feet. I don't tend to use the top eyelet when I lace my boots, but that is just a personal thing.


            *** COMFORT ***

            I fully expected to have to break these in; to limp around with blistered ankles and generally suffer to get used to these boots, but I am delighted to report that from day one they were a joy to wear and my tootsie suffered not a jot of discomfort in the least. Only on one occasion were they less that slipper-comfy and that was when I had over zealously tightened the laces so that the tops of my feet were a tad squashed.


            *** WEATHERPROOFING ***

            I have yet to get damp feet wearing these. Now bearing in mind the weather we have had to endure this winter, this has been a revelation. Completely rain-proof, my feet have been fully protected against the elements. I reluctantly switched to my wellies when the snow exceeded ankle-depth, but this was to keep the hems of my jeans dry as much as anything.


            *** GRIP ***

            These have excellent soles on them. I found my footing far surer when I was wearing these in the icy conditions that when I was forced into wearing my wellies. Watch when you have been in the mud though, as they do tend to retain dirt and small stones. The driver's footwell of my car is full of that red grit from the roads this winter...


            *** WARMTH ***

            Toastie. Even when there has been ice under foot and the other folks waiting outside the school for their offspring have been stamping their feet to keep warm, I have been quietly smug as my toes have been as snug as the proverbial bug in a rug. On very cold days I have used thermal socks, but even with standard socks, I have been impressed with the insulating properties of my boots.


            *** WEAR AND TEAR ***

            I have worn mine on an almost daily basis since I bought them in October. They have been worn in all weathers, through mud, fields, parks and on heavily salted pavements (God bless Glasgow City Council gritters!) The soles show no wear whatsoever, and a quick wipe with a damp cloth or a baby wipe and the uppers are as good as new too. The patent leather shows no sign of cracking or creasing. I fully anticipate getting many years of wear out of these (probably until my kids deem me too old to be wearing tartan Doc Martens!)


            *** WHERE DID I GET THEM? ***

            I bought my boots online from Jamesandjames.com for £58.95 (including P&P). They don't seem to have the tartan boots currently but do have a good selection of different colours and designs. Dr Martens are available extensively on the High Street as well as many online retailers. The tartan ones do seem to be harder to track down at the moment, however.


            *** SUMMARY ***

            These are my favourite boots. I love them! Comfortable, practical, eye-catching and stylish (to my mind anyway!), I wear them almost daily. I normally wear them with my jeans, but on occasions with black leggings and a wee denim skirt. I anticipate getting many years of wear from them and getting my full money's worth from my purchase.


            Recommended. Five stars.

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              The quintessential cool boot of choice.

              I can honestly say that I have never been without at least one pair of these quintessential boots since I bought my first pair at age 15, some 17 years ago!

              My first pair were an incentive to pass my GCSEs (I had sat two a year early) and they were a present from my beloved Grandad. They nearly started a war in my house when, much to my mother's disapproval, I insisted on wearing them to school for the whole of my final year. They were a standard 8 eyehole black pair. Classic in style and quickly customised by myself with colourful laces, beads and (I am ashamed to say) some flowers drawn on in tippex.

              That pair lasted me a good ten years, in fact I wore them all the way through college, university and for the first few years of my working life before they started to get holes in them where the toe bends and the leather had worn through (and probably if I had looked after them more intently they would still be going today). At some point alongside this pair I also acquired a green pair which I still have and I have since replaced my trusty black pair (although I have refrained from decorating these with tippex).

              Usually you can get a classic pair like the ones shown at the top of this page for around the £40-50 mark, but do look out for sales online where you can often find discounts. Ebay usually has a wide range of barely worn seconds too.

              So why do I love these boots so much? Well, over the years I have worn them to school, work, weddings (yes really), events, hill walking, moving house, walking dogs, trekking on holidays and pretty much every other type of activity in between. They mould to your feet and therefore provide great support and comfort (although you may at first get the odd rubbing spot while breaking them in - but it is worth it in the end).

              You can buy them in pretty much every colour of the rainbow and also in many interesting and funky patterns (I have seen union jack and tartan versions in my time). And they say something about the individual wearing them too. I always feel like there is a silent acknowledgement between people wearing 'Docs' which respects the legendary brand and the people who choose to wear them. They exude cool.

              Punks started out wearing this kind of boot but pretty much every 'real' music movement has embraced them to some degree (by 'real' I mean not manufactured X Factor style pop). They rock.

              So, I will probably always own a pair of Docs. Sometimes I still wear them to work (I work in a University so there is a degree of flexibility) and sometimes I put them on to run around at the weekend in. It is like visiting an old friend every time.

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                23.01.2011 17:37
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                I own a pair of these boots in lime green and honestly they are a godsend! Comfy, versatile and waterproof I love the fact that after a muddy walk I can just give them a wipe and they are as good as new. They keep my feet lovely and dry as well as providing comfort and support, I wear mine with leggings, jeans, skirts, literally they will go with anything for a retro, funky look. The shoes can be worn fully laced up or just laced up to your preference, they come in a variety of colours too, I've seen them in green, pink and red but there are lots of other colours available.

                The soles are hard wearing with plenty of grip so no slipping or sliding in icey weather, I've worn mine all winter so far without any problems, no falling over on ice for me this year! These boots usually cost around £54.99 which may seem a lot but trust me, they are a wise investment. The patent leather hasn't even chipped or scuffed yet and I've been wearing mine pretty much 24/7 for the last 3 months. If you want to look retro cool then go for it, they'll still be wearable for years to come, you won't be disapointed!

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                  21.01.2011 14:49
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                  These boots will last for years but their looks have already faded

                  I do a lot of walking about during the day and I like to wear flat comfortable shoes. I wanted some sturdy and reliable walking boots that would be good for long day trips and wearing around town during the day as well. I particularly wanted something that would provide me with a strong grip and support as well as keeping my feet warm during the cold weather. These "1460" boots are made by Dr Martens, and are an iconic lace-up ankle boot recommended by just about everyone I have ever met. I bought mine from www.amazon.co.uk during a sale where they cost me around £45.00 including postage + packing, but the going price now is about £60.00 and upwards.

                  Product Specifications:
                  Brand: Dr. Martens
                  Style: Casual
                  Colour: Hot Pink
                  Fastening: Lace Up
                  Heel Type: wide
                  Heel Height: 1.25 inches
                  Boot Length: Ankle
                  Outer: Leather Patent
                  Inner: Leather Manmade Fabric
                  Sole: Manmade

                  These boots have a classic and instantly recognisable design. They are basic in a minimalist way and I think that they would be suited for most people regardless of age. They have a thick rubber "bouncing" sole and are marked with the Air Ware tags at the back of the ankles. When I purchased these boots they were available in either neon green or neon pink patent leather finish, and I chose the pink ones. The bright colour really stands out and is very eye catching so I have received a lot of attention when wearing these boots. A lot of people have complimented me on these boots, and a large number of people were surprised that they are genuine Dr Martens boots. There have been some fake copies of this style and the unusual colour doesn't fit in with Dr Martens usual sophisticated dark colour palette.

                  The shoes look and feel very well made and if you know Dr Martens then you know they have a good reputation for making high quality products. The leather is thick and stiff so the boots hold their shape well and stay in position to keep your feet in place without slipping inside. The heavy laces are perfect for adjusting to get just the right fit. I have quite skinny ankles so pull them right the way in and this gives a snug fit that makes the boots feel secure on my feet. The stitching is firm and has that traditional distinctive yellow colour that stands out against the base of the boot. The soles of the boots are a heavy rubber material and have deep ridges to provide you with a close grip on the ground which would be well suited for walking across rough ground or gravely pebbled areas. They suit all weather conditions and I have really put them to the test through snow, ice, rain, mud and sunshine!

                  Boot stats:
                  Festivals attended - 2
                  Countries travelled to - 3
                  Locations visited for days out - too many!

                  I am well aware that most shoes will need to be "worn in" and there will be a period of time after purchasing a new pair of shoes during which they may cause a little discomfort until the shoes 'take' to your feet. This is particularly common with Dr Martens, and it took me a couple of months breaking in these particular boots. To begin with there is quite a high level of pain and some injury involved, so you need dedication to get them broken in properly so they become moulded to your feet. Because I lace the boots up nice and tight I found that the back of the boot would rub at my leg and this actually caused some bruising to begin with. This was very sore and I had to wear them in sessions to get the leather backs to become more flexible to move with me when I moved my legs. There was also some rubbing and blistering to the back of my heels and also my little toes. No pain, no gain! It took a fair amount of commitment to keep wearing these boots to get through the pain before emerging into the worn-in comfortable phase. Wearing these boots around is also quite a workout - each one weighs just under 1kg so that's an extra 2kg added to your body weight! I've found to get a slightly more comfortable feeling inside the boot it helps to wear thicker socks, like the ones specially designed for wearing with boots. If you're into knitting (like I am), then handknit socks go down a treat and help keep those toes toasty as well.

                  The thing I loved about these boots was the sleek, fresh look. The simple change of colour with a glossy finish had breathed life into a fairly standard design and I was really happy that they stood out and looked different. I was disappointed then, when the patent finish of the boots started to suffer some damage. Now I do put my shoes through their paces, and I am glad to say these boots have only suffered superficial damage so far. After over 2 years of wear the soles are still bouncing along and the boots are a comfortable reliable option for going walking. However, it's not just about being practical, but also about being pretty. And sadly my pretty pink patent coating was not in such a good shape. I would say about 10-12 months after getting these boots they started to show signs of damage. Firstly the patent finish cracked over the toe area of one boot, and then on the next. Over time this has peeled away and is becoming larger and more unsightly. It wouldn't be so bad but the peeling reveals the layer underneath which is bright white and really stands out! There are also cracks and flaking on the creases over the top of my toe areas where the boots flex as I step. I can't see any way to repair it, and although it fits in with the grungy look that is sometimes associated with Dr Martens, I must say I'm well past that stage in my fashion life.

                  All in all I think these boots are great, although I am sad that they don't look as good any more. The boots themselves have plenty of life left in them and going on their performance so far I expect they will last me for many more years to come. It's just a shame that they look so tatty now as it makes me less keen to want to wear them. I think I would buy these boots again - at least I would be prepared for the initial pain this time! - but I would go for a classic leather finish that I can maintain with regular polishing. As it is there is nothing I can do to fix the peeling areas of patent leather and it has let the boots down.

                  {review also posted to ciao under my username zombieflesh}

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                    25.10.2010 03:00
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                    They last for ages

                    Utter the name Dr Martins and it sounds like some kind of lotion or potion, instead of a pair of bovver boots. I have had a pair of these iconic boots in simple black leather and they have been great for me.

                    Dr Martins boots are a fashion statement as far as I am concerned and every wardrobe could do with a pair. I like the fit of my Dr Martins and I have worn them with a good variety of outfits.

                    I think these can look good when worn casually or even when worn with a suit or smart gear to give a more modern twist. If buying them in a plain black leather like mine, they will go with almost anything and not look out of place at all.


                    When I bought my Dr Martins I paid £54.99 for them which may seem a lot but as they last so long I don't think its too much. The make up of these boots is classic and the quality is really good.

                    I have found that over time the soles of Dr Martins have changed slightly as they now look almost clear. The look and feel of the flexible soles is not as I remember it when I first began to wear these, but I like the way they have moved with new technology. The tread patterns are still in line with how they were.

                    The soles on my boots are a semi see through colour that has a great amount of flex to it and I think this makes my Dr Martins even more wearable. The air cushioned soles are great and give good comfort when the boots have been worn in.


                    When I first got my boots they took some time to wear in well enough for them not to rub my feet. The leather is softer than on some of the older style Dr Martins but it still needed time to blend to my foot shape.

                    I would say that this is the case with the other pair of Dr Martins I have had in the past too. They do become comfortable with wear if you stick with them, but that wearing in time can be a pain.

                    The stitching on my boots it very neat and stands out in a contrast honey yellow against the black leather in the sole area of my boots. The eight eyelets do take a bit of time to lace and re lace and thats my only real bugbear with the boots. Other than that I think they have lots to offer and would not be without them.

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                    24.10.2010 03:31
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                    boots that will last a lifetime

                    Those who know me as a boring conventional mother these days may be surprised to know that I was a bit of a rebel in my youth. I remember buying my Doc Martens when I left home at 17 taking one of my first pay packets into a little alternative clothing shop and buying my beloved boots for £40, prices will vary these days depending on where you buy them but you should be able to pick up a pair for around £50 if you look around.

                    My Doc Martens are the 1460 boots, I chose them in black which goes with everything but they are available in some funky styles. They are a boot which will never go out of fashion as they are as popular today as when I bought my boots 17 years ago.

                    Dr Martens boots are exceptionally durable due to the fact that they are so well made, the sole is stitched onto the leather upper with the distinctive yellow stitch. The leather upper is also extremely well stitched in a way that means they will last for a very long time.

                    Putting your Doc Martens on can be a bit of a time consuming job to tighten the laces through all eight eyeholes, the original laces are also very well made and will not snap or wear out easily. Once they are on your feet however they are exceptionally comfortable with no seams rubbing against your feet. The air cushioned sole means that your foot is well protected and that your step is cushioned when you walk meaning they are suitable for someone who does a lot of walking around town.

                    I used to walk for miles in My Doc Martens, they were my favourite boots when I wore them and even in summer my feet never became hot and sweaty. Even with all the miles I put on them there is hardly any wear on the sole. The leather will soften slightly over time but with good care and regular polishing they will still look brilliant as they age.

                    My Doc Martens were a brilliant buy, I rarely wear them these days except in the snow where the grip is brilliant due to the fact that my taste in footwear has changed but when I put them on it is like meeting up with an old friend again. A pair of boots which look good and will last for years.

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                      20.10.2010 07:56
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                      Great product

                      The 1460 boot comes in a whole range of designs and not just the colour that you see above in the picture by Dooyoo, this review is about the two pairs of 1460 boot, which is the classic eight hole design that I own, each one is made the same as the one in the picture but just a different colour.

                      Don't get me wrong I'm really into feminine and rather expensive shoes that have a heel and might look stunning but will leave your feet aching however I also have an alternative side to my fashion sense that likes to be a bit bold and different and hence I own two pairs of Doc Martens, both bought from outlets in Camden. Both boots are great for wearing with jeans or black denim and they also have the distinct advantage of being incredibly comfortable thanks to the distinctive air cushioned soles that are so associated with Dr Martens boots.

                      Despite there rather non feminine reputation both of my pairs are a little girly, the first pair are white but are covered with lots of little brightly coloured flowers, both pairs are the eight hole variety, I'm not a fan of the bigger 16 hole type as I do think they are ugly, my flower power pair as they are known by me cost me £65 after a bit of haggling and they have a light brown sole with yellow stitching around them and a looped pull at the back to make it easy to get them on, the laces are white. I love teh fact that these boots combine the comfort and long wearing qualities of a boot with the fenminine design and I must say I have never come across anyone wearing the same design.

                      The other pair that I own is the same basic shoe design however it is in a rather, in your face, vivid grape colour which when you look closely you notice that it has a sort of dotted texture, these boot are equally comfortable and they cost £75 and were the first pair that I own, the only real downside with these is that they do mark easily and the boot does show up any scuff marks.

                      Overall Dr Martens are a good quality and fun maker of boots and the range is huge but always they retaun that slightly non conformist appeal to them and I cannot imagine my shoe closet being without at least one pair.

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                        Best investment I have ever made in a pair of shoes!

                        I have loved Dr. Martens ever since I was about 10, unfortunately my mother didn't agree! She thought they were too 'manish' and wouldn't look good on a girl. Fast forward 11 years and I have now had these hot pink boots for nearly 2 years and they are fantastic! Even my mum admits that the pink is actually quite fun and makes them more attractive!

                        They were actually the first thing I bought when my student loan came in, I'd had my eye on them for ages and bought them for around £60 at the time. They were slightly uncomfortable the first week or so of wearing, but like most leather boots, once I had broken them in they were amazingly comfortable! I especially love wearing them with chunky knit socks, leggings and a cute dress because even in winter my feet stay nice and warm!

                        I have recently been given some taller docs, which I do also love but I find that these 8 hole boots are way more practical. I can wear them with leggings, jeans, just socks and a skirt or a dress. In fact pretty much my whole wardrobe goes with them and I receive endless compliments when I wear them!

                        The one slight downside with the patent pink boots is that with constant wearing (or over use in my case!), the pink does scratch and is more evident than with my black normal leather ones.

                        However don't let that put you off as it all just adds towards the look! They are also the most hard wearing and comfortable shoes I own. I have had them for 2+ years and apart from slight cosmetic scuff marks, they are still in the same shape as they were when brand new. They are quality boots that will last you many many years!

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