Agreed – I’ve been wearing them steady since 1984… boots, shoes, sandals – never ever fully out of style even when they’re not in-style, always have a classic iconic look… welcome back, hello again to docs on the street.
I remember my first pair too! They were my sisters old, and a little too big( good with a pair of freshly washed fluffy athletic socks). I took them one day, and wore them all the time afterwards. I remember sticking them in the back of the closet and praying that she forgot about them when she went off to school East.
I am a firm beleiver that wearing Doc Martins will send a message that never repeats itself – depending on the wearer. I, for example am a 58 year old woman and when I wear my knee-length black boots with skinny jeans, it just looking so right. I see that it allows other woman in my age group to re-think what is “age appropriate” in terms of style choices.
I ve been thinking about Dr. Martens for quite a very long time and I even tried on the one or other pair, but all my friends told they are so hard to combine … stay away. But the pics prove the opposite … so Martens here I come :-)
So happy that Doc Martens have become popular again! I love them worn more casually (like in the second picture; that outfit it totally up my alley!) or paired unexpectedly with a feminine dress. I got my first pair at the outset of high school 15 years ago and I still treasure them! :)
Ah doccies. I had a pair of gold docs I bought from the seconds shop that I wore with everything for about 10 years until they died. A few years in mourning and now I have a pair of Liberty print docs. My feet are blissed out. My eyes are happy. The only fly in the ointment is the Australian summer.
I’m English and grew up in London. Consequently my teenage years of punk and two tone were spent almost exclusively in a Docs. To this day I still have at least one pair in my cupboard. A classic design. The other day I showed my 11yr old son a pair of ox blood 12 holes and said, “I used to have a pair of them”, to which he answered, “but dad, aren’t they girls shoes?”. I think it’s really funny how a classic clumpy working mans boot has somehow become a stylish shoe for women. I just wish they were still made in the UK. The original factory that made them still make their own version called solovair, I think they’re much nicer.
hey there, i totally agree with you although i am a woman. for 10 years i was wearing only them. and now in my 30s i miss how comfortable and decent they were. Anyway heels are great but i just bought myshelf another pair for the hard days. Finally, i always believed that martens are beyond just style, they are kind like.. an idea.
My 13 pair strong Doc collection started with one of your photos. (Other pics also contributed to Converse collection too.) I am a teacher and I get in ‘trouble’ with my students if I wear ‘normal’ shoes!
I love my Docs. I have the top two pairs and still wear my first, the classic black 10-hole, at least a couple times a week. I got them in Budapest in 1997 and they have worn with just the right amount of character. They transcend fashion. I’m sure every owner has a story. I like to pair them with more expensive, preppy clothes for work. They’re a nice little touch that seperates you from the square community.