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!
Fancy a pair for yourself? Grab a bargain pair on Amazon UK here.