Newest Review: ... funky indeed. There's only one really bad thing I can say about DM's is that they are made of real leather, this might not seem like a ... more
Member Name: doriee
Advantages: fashionable, variety of styles and colours
Disadvantages: painfully painful at first
Doc martens, more commonly known as DM's used to be very popular amongst the punks and still are today along with other sub cultures such as emo's, goths and whatever else you want to call them. Usually paired with tartan trousers and outrageous hair styles and colours these days you can see them on the average person teamed up with today's main stream fashion. DM's come in lots of styles such as shoes, ankle calf and knee boots and also in heeled boots too,I have to say these are not the cheapest of shoes these days as the boots range between £70 - £130 depending what style you get. I finally received my first pair of calf length boots for Christmas a few years back, mine are a matte black but you can get these in loves of matte colours, patent colours and you can get patterned ones too like stars and flowers making these very funky indeed.
There's only one really bad thing I can say about DM's is that they are made of real leather, this might not seem like a big deal to some but it is for me. I'm not a vegetarian but I simply don't like the thought of a pore animal being ripped apart for everything it has to offer and I dislike things made out of animals such as leather and sheep skins.
I am a small girl indeed measuring only 5ft 3" and my feet at a massive size 6, people don't really notice until I have these boots on, their chunky masculine fit makes my feet look really long and bulbous which I can only laugh at as these are beautiful and nothing will make me stop wearing them. The first thing I remember about these shoes despite how big my feet look in them, is the amount of pain I was in the first few times I wore these, I really didn't understand how I got so many blisters because I have never worn more comfier boots in my life, these are also really heavy to walk in but you do get used to it after wearing them a few hundred times! I still get out of breath quicker if I'm walking fast in these boots, so they do make a great work out.
The calf boots themselves have 10 shoe lace holes in them but I only do mine up to the 8th hole because I like loose boots and this allows them to be lose enough without them slipping on and off my feet as I walk. The heels of this are made of gum and is made up of 8 layers compacted together to create one thick heel which measures just under and inch so I'm happy this gives me a tiny bit of height [yay] Because the heels are made of this material it doesn't wear down to easily after years of wearing mine it has only just started to show at the back of the heel. This also has extra grip on the bottom and I found these very useful in the winter of 2010/2011 I think we all could of DM's in that time. The stitching around the shoe and the heel is visible which gives it that extra feature. You can wear these with just about anything whether it's for casual or for going out, you can wear these with jeans, skirts and shorts and they will still look amazing.
Overall, these are extremely expensive but they will certainly pay off because they last that long compared to shoes/boots these days there's enough styles to suit everybody and this is a product that will never go out of fashion despite the agonising pain throughout the first few months of wearing these I can honestly say them pain is worth it. You can wear these with anything and to anything making them the perfect shoe indeed, if these do get dirty, just a damp cloth running over it and they're as good as new again, I've worn mine for the past few years almost everyday and the heel is only a tiny bit worn so they are worth the money and these are highly recommended.
Summary: A shoe/boot or heel that will never go out of fashion