Product Type: Dr Marten Hunter Original
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Dr. Marten's Unisex 1460 Boot
Member Name: flodombey
Dr. Marten's Unisex 1460 Boot
Advantages: Mould to your feet, cool, comfy and quality product.
Disadvantages: If you dont look after them the leather can wear through (after a LOT of wear)
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.
Summary: The quintessential cool boot of choice.