Doc Martens

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  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I got these as a present. The first day or so I thought they were the most comfortable new DMs I'd ever worn. And then came the PAAAAAAIIINNN!
     
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  2. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Suburban robots that monitor reality

    Ah here we go
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    DR MARTENS 1460 TECHNIQUE

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  3. Lupa

    Lupa A loving heart is the truest wisdom

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    Got these a while back.
    Loving them... :D
     
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  4. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    Suddenly, I'm looking forward to going to work in Reading on Monday. I fear I may need those boots.
     
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  5. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    You'll have to get in quick, Technique and Unknown pleasures have sold out once already, and they're waiting for new stock in most places.
     
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  6. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    This is how they worked out - pretty pleased with them, tbh :)

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  7. WouldBe

    WouldBe non smoking

    Doc marts have started doing 14 hole 1914's again but is says 'quillon' leather. What's that? Is it some sort of super soft stuff? Not sure I want to spend £200+ though. :(
     
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  8. Lupa

    Lupa A loving heart is the truest wisdom

    DR MARTENS - A GUIDE TO THE LEATHER TYPES | That Shoe Lady

    Quilon leather is the heavyweight, vintage version of the classic Smooth leather,
     
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  9. WouldBe

    WouldBe non smoking

    Cheers for that. Still not sure I want to pay 200+ for a pair though. :eek:
     
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  10. Lupa

    Lupa A loving heart is the truest wisdom

    Yup. You could try eBay though. People often buy docs and try them once and can't deal with the breaking in. They sometimes end up selling on eBay.
     
  11. WouldBe

    WouldBe non smoking

    I do occasionally check e-bay and I've just set up an alert on the site. :)

    I did find some the other day on an American, a Canadian and a Swedish website. The Swedish website wanted what appeared to be 1.5M krona which works out at £129,000. I only want one pair not a container load. :eek: :D
     
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  12. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    Imagine the exact opposite of that :D It's very thick and takes a while to break in, but will last a very long time.
     
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  13. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Man gets stuck in melted tarmac

     
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  14. WouldBe

    WouldBe non smoking

    I've been wearing docs for over 40 years so they will be like the earlier pairs I had so it won't be a problem breaking them in. :)
     
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  15. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    Yep, they're like the 80s ones. They're lovely. Stay new-looking for a couple of years.
     
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  16. Lupa

    Lupa A loving heart is the truest wisdom

    I had forgotten how painful it was until last year when I got a pair of originals.
    Agony.
    And more agony.
    I think it took me longer to break them in than any other pair I ever had. I kept chickening out.
    But after 2 months they were ok.
     
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  17. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    Just customised an old pair of light brown sandals that were never going to get worn. Now fabulous!

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  18. Lupa

    Lupa A loving heart is the truest wisdom

    That's a great idea. Very well done too.
    I've an old pair of DM sandals. Heavy as a block on each foot. They're tan coloured. I might jazz them up a bit.
     
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  19. iona

    iona makes George Orwell look like a dalek

    Accidentally'd some made in England 1460s off ebay the other day. First docs I've had since my early teens so the size was a complete gamble, they fit perfectly though apart from one boot being a tiiiny bit tight across the toes. Think they'll be fine laced tightly with some wearing in :hmm:
     
  20. Lupa

    Lupa A loving heart is the truest wisdom

    If you can wear thick socks breaking them in they should loosen a little bit on the toes. Be prepared for blisters though. And I'd be lacing not so tight at the start and gradually tighter as you go.

    The made in England ones are neat and can be tight. The leather is better / thicker.
     
  21. iona

    iona makes George Orwell look like a dalek

    Yeah I'm going to, ta. I meant once they've been worn a bit they should be fine if I do the laces up tight (so my feet stay right back where there's room for my toes rather than sliding forward and squashing them, my left foot does that in lots of shoes for some reason :mad:).
     
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  22. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    get an insole.
     
  23. Lupa

    Lupa A loving heart is the truest wisdom

    No. That won't work. Iona is right about tight lacing keeping her foot back.
     
  24. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    yes, tight lacing will keep feet back. but it is less comfy than using an insole, which achieves the same thing without running such a risk of petechiae
     
  25. Lupa

    Lupa A loving heart is the truest wisdom

    If the boots are tight across the toes already then an insole wont be comfortable
     
  26. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    :facepalm:

    from what iona says, one of her feet is a mite smaller than the other. this is by no means uncommon. as i understand it, the right boot is tight across her toes while iona's left foot shifts about - i am suggesting iona use an insole in her left boot but not her right.
     
  27. Lupa

    Lupa A loving heart is the truest wisdom

    Yes. I got what you were saying. But in my experience as someone who also has one foot slightly bigger than the other lacing tightly is the better solution to an insole or even half insole.
    I've tried ... believe me.
     
  28. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    yeh. as i have only worn dms since 1987 maybe my suggestion should be taken with a pinch of salt.
     
  29. Lupa

    Lupa A loving heart is the truest wisdom

    :D

    1987

    :rolleyes:

    I came out of the womb in mine :thumbs:
     
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  30. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    ((((PippinTook's mum)))) :(
     
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