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Doc Martin Boots

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Matthew Bryson, Jul 18, 2003.


  1. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    I need a new pair of boots and I'm thinking of going with Doc Martins. I've never had a pair so I'm looking for reviews and suggestions on which ones I might like. I've been told they are very comfortable and last a very long time. Are those claims true in your experience? I like to wear a steel toed boot on a daily basis - so I'm looking for steel toes, comfort, durability, style (I like the classic style black round toe) I'm not sure exactly which model I want / how tall / how many eyes) So I'm looking for recommendations on which ones to try - what are your favorite Doc's and why?
     
  2. i had a pair. they are pretty comfy. they were like size 9 or somthin. i cant wear them anymore.
     
  3. eh. If you walk alot, they suck. The soles wear out fast. They're comfortable, but don't have the longevity I like in boot. I recommend your basic issue combat boot, upgraded with some Dr. scholls gel insoles and some waterproofing around the seams. I don't own a car and walk everywhere and I have to replace my boots about once every three years. Way more durable than Docs, and much cheaper. I guess not as stylish though.

    /2 cents
     
  4. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Hey keylock, thanks for the tip - do you mean like an Army surlplus boot? There is an army surplus store nearby I could check out. Do they have steel toes?
     
  5. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Man this only reminds me of the fact that I need new shoes...
     
  6. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Only buy steel toes if you really need them. I know a woman who lost a toe when a horse crushed her steel toed boots. Docs don't last as long as combat boots, but to be fair they do last as well, if not better, than many other "regular" boots. Plus they are REALLY comfortable. I have two pairs of Docs and a pair of jungle boots.
     
  7. Crap....you guys reminded me,I am gonna need new shoes next school year:meh:


    my vans are mega comfy....I'd look into getting a low-cut booot...but I think I'd look homo or something...*shrug*

    -Jon:oops:
     
  8. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Per this definition, we all look pretty homo...


    ho·mo1 ( P ) Pronunciation Key (hm)
    n.
    A member of the genus Homo, which includes the extinct and extant species of humans.


    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=homo
     
  9. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Good one! :D
     
  10. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Man, it's all about Pumas, I don't wear boots except when I'm backpacking, My Puma sneakers are just the greatest, they last forever, helluva comfy, and best of all I got FOUR pairs! there is an outlet store that has buy one get the second half price, so, I got two a long time ago, they still fit and are in good condition, and I got 2 more not that long ago, becuase it's so damn cheap!(like 50 bucks for 2 pairs!)

    But I guess if you need boots get boots. I can't recommend anything really because the only boots I have experience with are hiking boots.
     
  11. 72beetle

    72beetle

    Jun 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Arizona
    If you're looking for comfort - Doc Martens (yes, E) are the way to go - after all, Marten was a podiatrist, and the boots are orthopedic.

    If you're looking for durability, surplus combats are hard to beat - they last forever, the only downside is the soles are soft and will mark up the floor with every step you take.

    If you're just looking for a look, get some Gene Simmons boots, circa 1978.

    -72
     
  12. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Is there any sort of stigma with Doc Marten's these days? I seem to remember them being associated with something back in the day and I can't remember what...
     
  13. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    If I'm not mistaken Doc Martin's were associated with skinheads, but it wasn't just doc martins it was doc martins and something else, which I can't remember.
     
  14. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    WR you're avatar isn't showing up yet but your quote is "Spoony Bard!"

    You are one cool mofo.

    Edit: or not.
     
  15. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    heh...just changed the whole avatar thing :p

    d'oh
     
  16. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    I hope there is no stigma - I just want a pair because I'm supposed to wear steel toes for work and I hear the Doc's last a real long time.

    although, I'm a little afraid that if I get a pair I may get strong urges to shave my head and draw wonderous pictures in the apartment where I live...

    (edit - the head shaving coment was in reference to a Primus song, NOT the skin head thing from above...I hadn't seen that post and wasn't aware of that...just don't want to be mistaken for a bigot!)
     
  17. 72beetle

    72beetle

    Jun 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Arizona
    I believe it was Docs with red laces that signified a particular strain of skinhead, the nazi-esque ones, I think.

    -72
     
  18. oddentity

    oddentity

    Nov 20, 2000
    Philly
    I love my Docs. I'm still wearing the pair I bought 7 years ago! The tread is worn down on the toes and the back of the heel, but they are still the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. I bought a new pair last year to "retire" the old pair, but the old ones are just too comfortable to give up... :D
     
  19. Thats just ridiculous. Doc Marten boots were popular with the working class skinhead cult back in the 50's and 60's. I have some, and I love them. Youll have to check out the 8761 cap toe boots. It sounds pretty close to what youre looking for. Theyre what I have. Awesome, awesome boot. And the soles should not be an issue, as you can get them resoled. Theyre a good investment.