Monday, 25 June 2012

Dr Martens

Quick question - are Dr Martens worth it?

I recently had to bin (R.I.P.) my favourite stompy ankle boots (which probably wasn't too  much of a surprise as they were £12 from Primark), so I've been swithering about what to replace them with. I thought that it would be a purchase that could happily wait until after the summer, but what summer? (The weather has been APPALLING. Bad show Scotland).

Highlighted shoes are: 1. 1460 (which has a liberty print inside!) | 2. Joyce | 3. 1461 | 4. Pascal

I've been on the hunt for a decent replacement for months - and keep coming back to Dr Martens. They are fairly pricey boots (definitely a notch up from a £12 Primark number!) but are built to really last. I bet they wouldn't fall apart on a dreicht day!

I've picked out a few pairs that I reckon could easily work in my wardrobe, and have tried to avoid the lure of bright red shoes or flower prints (ha!) as this is a sensible pair of shoes. I'm such a grown up these days (let's not talk about my zombie shoes right now).

6 comments :

  1. Dr Martens are SO worth it, I've never had more comfy shoes and they look great too! I started sensibly with a grey pair but now I mostly wear my purple polkadot docs and recently ordered a pink pair as well. Love all the ones I had and all of them still looks as new, my shoes usually falls apart after just a few months.

    Bad weather or not, I still envy you for being in Scotland right now! Wish I could live there but will have to settle for visiting as often as I can (:

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  2. They are most definitely worth it! My parents bought me and my sister a pair when we were both 12/13 and I still have both pairs because my sister didn't like them and my folks bought them a size bigger so we'd have them for ages. I'm currently 23 and wear my docs all the time. This year my husband bought me a black pair so I could wear them with more things as my other two pairs are cherry red and purple. You'll have them for ages, and they're super duper comfortable!

    Lauren
    http://tasteslikelove.blogspot.com

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  3. SO worth it! They last forever and don't wear out especially if you get a pair with steel toe caps, mine have survived many festivals and concerts!

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  4. I'm a bit split on this one....on one hand I bloody love them. They are funky, comfy and definitely more hard waring than most shoes. Years ago I never has any problems with them and wore them thin I wore them that much. But I decided to reinvest in a pair of the calf boots (14 eyelets up one side) and the tongue ripped almost off after only 10 ish wears. Gutted!! After a bit of research there is a debate that the manufacture of the shoes did move out of the UK and people reported a decline in the quality, but if I'm correct they may have brought it back??

    Overall would I buy another pair?? Probably, ha! I just love the styles and variation they offer.....

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  5. If people don't adore these beauties there is something wrong with them! Love their new patterned ones, so cute! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Thanks for the comments everyone - it has helped massively! x

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