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Styrene Bondage Boot
Styrene Bondage Boot Posted: 9/28/14
Reviewer: Deacon from USA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These boots are great; they have superb style, are super comfortable, and are pretty unique overall. The waxed canvas upper gives a nice contrast to the usual leather, breath well, and the straps are a nice accent to the different material used throughout. I wear a size 13 shoe, so I ordered them in a 13 and they fit like a dream, without a doubt the most comfortable boots (Docs or otherwise) that I've ever had. I didn't experience any of the break-in pains others have described with this boot, in fact; for me the break-in period was practically non-existent, as these were super comfortable right off the bat. I like how you can zip away the top 1/4 of the boot, I don't plan on using it so much as I prefer a taller boot, but it's a cool feature. My only minute quibble with these boots is the presence of a thicker leather strap attached to the right boot. You can clip it to the left, but there really isn't a point in doing so as you're only setting yourself to eat some pavement if you try walking like that. I simply wrap it around the right boot and clip it back at the D-ring. It's kind of a pointless feature, but like I said, it's a very minor flaw and doesn't really affect the use of the boot at all. That aside, I would've liked to see this boot with a cap-toe, but that's just my personal preference. All-in-all I love these boots, and as this isn't my first pair of Docs, I know they're going to last forever.

1460 W
1460 W Posted: 9/27/14
Reviewer: from Indiana
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These Docs are adorable; I purchased them in the Black Floral Patent. They do, however, take about a good two weeks to wear in. Also, it's very easy for the patent to rub off, which is supremely disappointing considering they're a more expensive boot with a well established brand name. For the most part, the arch support is very minimal in these boots. I have very high arches, but was able to purchase inserts and can wear them easily for most of the day. I don't regret my purchase of these boots and still wear them all the time, I just wish I knew before I bought them that they require more maintenance and looking after than would be expected of any other kind of boot such as these due to how careful you have to be to not scratch the patent; you can't do any kind of actual work in these. (Which I suppose, most people in floral boots won't be too worried about.)

Stratford 9-Eye Fold Down Boot
Stratford 9-Eye Fold Down Boot Posted: 9/27/14
Reviewer: from Washington state
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love, love these boots. I have very flat feet,but also very narrow. These boots fit very well and are comfortable. Soft leather. Pretty floral inside fabric that looks cute when you fold them down a bit.

Orson
Orson Posted: 9/27/14
Reviewer: Michael Ryan from Tampa, FL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Standard Issue Doc Marten. Comfortable, and above all sturdy. This is the durable brand of loafer I've ever owned. Good for every day wear, business travel, etc. This is my second pair of Docs, the first pair lasted an amazing seven years, where Clarks and Rockports start to disintegrate after only 1 or 2. So far so good on this pair.

Orson
Orson Posted: 9/26/14
Reviewer: from Maryland
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

School shoes for my extremely rough-on-shoes teenaged boy. They are handsome, but most importantly they are teenaged-boy tough. Worth every dime.

1490
1490 Posted: 9/25/14
Reviewer: from United States
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I usually wear a US women's 9, so I got the UK 7s, then remembered that my other pair of Docs are UK 6s and fit perfectly. They were out of 6s, though, so I just stuck with the 7s. They do feel a bit too big, but I wear hand knit wool socks that are pretty thick, so it should be okay. I did have to re-lace them to make them tighter and more comfortable. I wore them around the house for a few hours and they were comfy on my feet, but when I wore them to work all day the tops of the boots did rub my calves a little raw. Longer socks or boot cuffs should fix that problem. I got the cherry red and they are a really nice, rusty red color that seems fairly neutral (not a primary color red). I generally have foot and back problems, but when I wear my old Docs I don't have any issue with my back or feet, so I expect the same from these. I wish they had more pull-on or zip-up options because lacing and unlacing them to get them on and off is a bit of a PITA.

1460 W
1460 W Posted: 9/24/14
Reviewer: from Frozen, Minnesota
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Just like the traditional 1460, only better! These are wonderful boots, soft and comfortable, and you have to love the flowers! I can't think of anything bad to say, buy them you will love them!

1461 3-Eye Gibson
1461 3-Eye Gibson Posted: 9/24/14
Reviewer: from New Jersey
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I usually take a size 8 dress shoe, 8.5 athletic, so I followed the size chart and ordered a 6, but they were enormous. Even with my full-length orthotics on top of the shoes', they were 1 size too big. I also realized that even in the correct size, they would make my feet look huge, so back they went. That said, they were lighter and more flexible than expected and seem to be well made.

Amp Lace To Toe Shoe
Amp Lace To Toe Shoe Posted: 9/23/14
Reviewer: from SF Bay Area
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I desperately wanted to love these but they hurt me-- cutting across the back of my heel in no time (through a sock!). Return, and remember to only get padded collar shoes from DM, I guess.

Wonder Shoe Balsam
Wonder Shoe Balsam Posted: 9/20/14
Reviewer: Nancy Calonius from Charleston, South Carolina
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is one of the best leather shoe conditioners and protectors I have used. I use it on new shoes and boots to give them moisture protection (we have a lot of humidity). It also brings old, worn leather back to life.

Wonder Shoe Balsam
Wonder Shoe Balsam Posted: 9/19/14
Reviewer: from Los Angeles County
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is an amazing product. I was getting ready to throw out my favorite 8 year old black leather Mary Janes (Ecco) because they have white top stitching, and using black shoe polish on them didn't make sense. They were looking sad and tired but still had a lot of life left in them. I used a little bit of this product and am now wearing my shoes again! The balsam didn't change the integrity of the top stitching... it just made the leather look brand new. I've now "polished" all my leather shoes. Will order this balsam again!

Aimilie 9-Eye Toe Cap Boot
Aimilie 9-Eye Toe Cap Boot Posted: 9/19/14
Reviewer: Laura Alvarez from Florida
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are great. I normally wear a US size 9 woman's and so I bought the size UK 7 in these. Well they were too big. I returned them for the UK 6 and those fit perfectly. Thank you Zappos for your amazing return policy. Anyway I find these boots to be quite comfortable though I haven't worn them for any real length of time yet since it's still too hot for boots here in Florida. I do think I will change the footbed out for a more cushioned insole since these have minimal arch support and aren't very cushioned. I love the plaid laces. They really add to the style. The size 7 came with just the one pair of laces but when I ordered the 6 they came with a second pair of laces that are plain red to match the boots. Nice surprise though I don't imagine I will want to ever change out the plaid laces. The red is true to my computer monitor color. It's a darkish red. Nice color though I would have loved a brighter red.

1461 3-Eye Gibson
1461 3-Eye Gibson Posted: 9/19/14
Reviewer: Zach R. from Steamboat Springs, CO
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I ordered the black nappa leather...very stiff at first, probably took about 10 miles of walking to half break these in, although very comfortable from the start...the sole is pretty well slip resistant, will make a good kitchen shoe if you spend a fair amount of time in the front of house...very resistant to water and other things, cleans easily...overall very nice shoes! Thank Zappos on quick shipping.

Carnaby Mary Jane
Carnaby Mary Jane Posted: 9/18/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I usually wear a true size 11, and size 11 in this style was too small. I don't have particularly wide feet (I normally wear standard width), and these shoes were too tight across. They also felt overall a half size too small. Otherwise, they were very cute and I wish they came in 11.5.

Triumph 1460 8-Eye Boot
Triumph 1460 8-Eye Boot Posted: 9/18/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I really wanted to like these boots. I wore nothing but Doc Martens when I was much younger, and wanted to resurrect part of my youth...but these were much too big. I am usually a true size 11, but the size 11 in this style felt a full size too big overall and much too wide. They made my already big feet look huge. Additionally, the laces included with the boots are too short to lace up to the top two eyelets - I'd expect more given the price I paid. Unfortunately, I had to send these back.

Aimilie 9-Eye Toe Cap Boot
Aimilie 9-Eye Toe Cap Boot Posted: 9/17/14
Reviewer: Lauren R. from Chicago, IL
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Can't speak to how they wear (I'm exchanging for a smaller size), but wanted to point out two things:first, the shoe runs WAY large. I'm returning them for a full size smaller, and I hope that's going to be enough. Second, the shoe color is much grayer than it appears in the Zappos image, if that matters to you. Didn't get a chance to wear them around, but when I tried it on at least the sole felt very comfortable. Surprisingly cushioned and springy, for such a rigid-appearing shoe.

8065
8065 Posted: 9/16/14
Reviewer: Melissa P from Long Beach, CA
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I've been wanting a pair of these since I was a teenager (never mind my current age!). I was so excited to get them but when trying them on I was so disappointed that they didn't fit! I normally wear between an 8.5 and 9 in shoes (depending on the style / manufacturer), so for the UK sizing I ordered these in a 7. While the length of the shoe worked well, the heel area was so large that my foot slipped every time I took a step. I tried tightening the buckles, but even with them as tight as they'd go there was still too much room overall so my foot slipped out. The leather was very thick and didn't seem to be the same quality as other docs I've had. If I had tried to size down to accommodate for my heel, my toes would have been smashed. I don't have a narrow foot as I normally wear a M width in shoes, but these just didn't work for me. So bummed I had to send them back!

Triumph 1914 W 14-Eye Boot
Triumph 1914 W 14-Eye Boot Posted: 9/15/14
Reviewer: Julia Narrell from JOMO
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Absolutely LOVE these boots! I originally had reservations about what to wear them with but I have quickly found out they go with darn near everything! I'm getting tons of compliments on them and am considering another pair!

Andre Lace Shoe
Andre Lace Shoe Posted: 9/15/14
Reviewer: Tim Dunbar from Limerick Maine (God's country)
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have bought Dr Martens shoes before from outlet stores and they just did not feel right (they only come in whole sizes and I wear a 9.5) so I was somewhat wary of buying these. They arrived 3 days after I ordered them and I am very happy to say a size 10 fits like a glove. They run small so order the bigger size. Very nice shoes at a very nice price!

1460
1460 Posted: 9/14/14
Reviewer: InsertSomethingCleverHere from Chicagoland
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Doc Martens are definitely unique boots. There are two different types, those made in Asia, and those made in England. The English boots are just like the ones I owned 35 years ago when I was a punk in the late '70s and '80s. They are more expensive, but worth the extra cash. Back then, they had a flat insole and still do today. However, they now sell insoles that make them extremely comfortable. There are two types of insoles, the comfort style and the performance style. I tried both and the performance version is far superior. If you want the boots to be comfortable right off, get the insoles, your feet will thank you. Sizing, just follow the UK to US conversion chart and you'll be fine. My UK size 10 fits my US size 11.5 foot perfectly. Take care of the boots with the Doc Martens balm, and they will easily last you longer than you can imagine. My pair I bought in the mid-70's lasted me 20 years. The Asian version of the boots isn't as well made as the UK models. If you plan on wearing them once every other week when you go out, they will be fine. If you plan on wearing them every day, buy the UK made version. You'll be wondering in five years if and when they might finally wear out. I'm on my third pair, and I'm in my mid-50's now. They are fantastic boots.

Pascal 8-Eye Boot
Pascal 8-Eye Boot Posted: 9/13/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I own the Pink Vintage Daisy. These boots are amazing! Wearing them definitely puts me in my happy place. They fit great, wear well, and are so darned cute. Tons of compliments on them. Four stars on comfort just because, for me, I wish they were a tad wider. I am sure with more wear they will be fine as they are not stiff and began to give a little after their first outing. If you are tempted, buy them! You will not be sorry!

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