Dr. Martens

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For years I have believed that Dr. Martens (DMs) were worn by beatniks and punks.

Now in my (relatively) early 70’s, I now own 6 pairs. I buy them, mostly off eBay, half a size above my normal shoes and they are amazingly comfortable, sturdy and cope with my bunions with no probs.

I should add that my wife, a tad younger, has 4 pairs of DM boots
Has anyone else suffered shoe regression?
Being an x Punk myself I wore them for over 30 years & still buy the odd steel toe cap pair.However my favourite boots are German para boots.I do a lot of long distance walking & find that these are the best boots ever & I usually get a new pair every other year.I much rather them to D.M's.
 
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Minneapolis MN USA
I have gone to Solovair / NPS shoes and probably boots. UK made and well built. I understand NPS made the original (now called vintage) DM's. Excellent casual shoes/boots and probably nice for standing on hard surfaces all day. I do like to "rest" shoes for a day especially in the winter and rainy days.

My favorite summer shoe is the Lowa Renegade low. Good for everyday, long walks, and hiking. I had the same model in mid-tops for winter and recently changed to Red Wing, Chippewa, and McKinley (NZ). Lowa is a good fit for me.
 
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For years I have believed that Dr. Martens (DMs) were worn by beatniks and punks.

Now in my (relatively) early 70’s, I now own 6 pairs. I buy them, mostly off eBay, half a size above my normal shoes and they are amazingly comfortable, sturdy and cope with my bunions with no probs.

I should add that my wife, a tad younger, has 4 pairs of DM boots
Has anyone else suffered shoe regression?
Out of snow bound boredom - been looking at DM's. Bloody hell they are expensive now :eek:
 
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Dumbarton
Out of snow bound boredom - been looking at DM's. Bloody hell they are expensive now :eek:
Yeah Glen, becoming a fashion statement made a big difference in price from when virtually every beat cop in our division wore a highly bulled pair of D.M.s. Nowadays of course most of our local cops are wearing " tactical " type combat style boots which look as if they were polished with a lukewarm Mars bar !

JohnnyO. o/
 
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