Just over a year ago I told you about my fab Dr. Martens 1460 boots (here) - they’re still going strong and look brand new, despite my having worn them at every given opportunity! They’re so comfortable that I began wishing that they had heels so I could wear them out dancing. A quick search on Amazon found me Dr Martens Darcie Boots - before you could blink, they were in my basket and winging their way over to me!
I’ve actually had them for almost a year now and like the 1460s, they still look pretty much brand new – the only difference being that the wooden heels pick up a bit of dirt. Comfort wise, I’m very happy to report that they’re just as comfy as the 1460s, despite the heel! I have read in other reviews that some wearers find DMs (of varying models) hard to break in, but I have to say I have found both my pairs comfy from the word go. I tend to wear them loose around the top laces (tucking in the laces, rather than doing them up) with thick ski/walking socks and plain black leg warmers over the top for an extra layer. This gives some extra padding around the heel so that there’s no chance of rubbing and means that I can walk all day or dance all night in total comfort!
Mine are red with a wooden heel, but there are many, many different colour ways to choose from and there are often bargains to be picked up on Amazon – check them out here: Dr Martens Darcie Boots
I’m so excited to tell you about my beloved Dr Martens boots!
Dr Martens have been around since Dr. Klaus Maertens designed shoes with air-cushioned soles to help him walk more easily after a skiing accident in 1945. On and off over the years they’ve come to the fore and I remember they first came to my attention in the 90s grunge and Brit pop era, when it was all the rage to switch out the laces for neon yellow, pink or green! A teenager at the time, my feet were growing too quickly for my parents to invest in a pair for me…
…But no matter, all these years later I finally have a pair! I went for the classic 8-hole design (1460) in a black animal print with the trademark yellow stitching and they’ve barely been off my feet since I got them (if only I could wear them to the office haha!). I usually wear them with skirts, leggings and leg warmers – the latter for extra padding because several reviews I’d read on Amazon said they might rub on the heels. Actually, they’ve been comfortable from the outset, but I’ve got used to the ‘look’ and now it’s getting colder I appreciate the extra layer!!
They also look fab over skinny jeans or under bootlegs and as they’re so classic I think they’ll last for many fashions to come! I’ve only had mine for a couple of months but they’ve had a lot of wear and still look brand new, hopefully they’ll be with me for many years!
Brrr! The weather’s turning cold here in the UK and at least there’s one thing to look forward to – wearing comfy, cosy boots!! I particularly wanted to show you my Crocs Nadias, and it’s a great time to show you now, as Crocs currently have them on sale!
I used to wear Ugg-style boots but found them too bulky and not particularly suitable in the rain. When I saw Nadias, they seemed the perfect choice, as the base is moulded with the comfort of a Crocs clog, whilst the sides are soft material. You can also wear them with the material rolled down, for a shorter, ankle boot length - but if you wear them up, you can also put Jibbitz charms around the top!
They look particularly cute worn with woolen skirts and leggings, under bootleg jeans and over skinny jeans and I’ve even heard a rumour that they can be machine washed on a cold cycle (N.B. I haven’t tried this myself, so do so at your own risk!).