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When it comes to Dr Marten boots I have had a long running infatuation with them. Now at 39 I remember at about 15 years old seeing Sinead O'conner on a video singing Nothing compares to you and she was wearing a black dress and a pair of these and I thought she looked amazing and I remember my Mother looking at her and saying what is she thinking of wearing boots and a dress. Course these days its fine to wear that combo but back then it was very different!
In my time I have owned alot of pairs of Dr Martens, mainly ones given to me from someone having a clear out, in fact in total I ended up with about 8 pairs sadly though they were all far too big and I got rid of them in the end however I do still own one pair and wear them often since my New Look boots the other month fell apart on me and they happen to be these little flowers ones.
I don't know about you but when I think of this brand I think of boots however the range from Dr Martens is actually a large one making sandals, shoes and boots for men, women and children plus bags and wallets and the odd bits and pieces.
In this review I am specifically going to talk about my boots 'Little Flowers'. They retail at about £120.00 from www.Drmartens.co.uk though the price fluctuates depending on the colour you opt for and there are a fair few colour choices in this boot as it seems quite popular. My advice though is that if you want these boots really do shop around and one of the best places to buy them is Ebay.com and just recently my friend sold loads of pairs and was happy with what she got from them from an American buyer and he was equally as pleased cos he really got a bargain too!
These are available in sizes 3-9 and are definitely a boot aimed in appearance at us ladies. Made from leather they are still are a soft boot with high backs and described as a Penny Loafer in style and there are eight eyelets to each side of the front of the boot. Inside of the boot there is a thick white sole so they are comfortable to walk in and they come already with long black laces so they are ready to wear. To the back of the boot there is a label to each with yellow writing on telling us that they are Airwair on one side and 'With Sole Bouncing' on the other so you can distinctly at glance see that they are Doc Martens and around the bottom of the boots and where the sole begins again there is yellow which appears to be stitching but isn't.
The design of this boot is rather funky. It crosses between being masculine as they appear chunky and are robust and even on the thick ridged brown coloured base of the boot we are clearly told that these can withstand oil, fat acid, petrol and that they are alkali resistant (as well as being made in England) so these boots mean business but on the whole of the boot the main colour of main colour of mine is black with little pink, cream, lilac and orange flowers printed all over them, like a contradiction and being rather feminine!
However I love these boots. They really are a boot designed to last several lifetimes. They are incredibly well made with attention to detail really given. They are wonderfully comfy and the toe area is really large (my ex called them clown boots!) but this simply means your toes have plenty of space to slob out!
I do think that these overall come big so if buying online I would say know your size with this brand in advance just to make sure your not wasting your money.
They are waterproof and I simply give them a wipe with a damp cloth occasionally and on no level have I had any issues with these boots at all. The base is thick, quite grippy so great in the snow and this particular pair of boots is never going to go out of fashion. In my opinion these look best with leggings however it is of course up to you how you wear yours!
At about £120.00 a pair yes they are pricey but as I stated earlier these are a really hardy boot. I reckon if I set fire to them (not recommended by the way!) they'd still survive!
Yep I love mine, when all my other shoes and boots have given up the ghost and left me I know these are still fine and I love the fact that they don't look worn even after wearing them often and over a several year period and really they are a boot I think everyone should own (not the floral design I mean the brand lol). Good, fail safe investment boots and if you ever want to get rid of them you can still get a great return on them!