Dr Martens boots are coming back. Are you glad?

Dr_martens This is another recurring fashion trend that we can blame (partly) on the official Most Brilliant Person in the Whole World, Agyness Deyn, although it has to be said that Doc MArten boots were probably due a revival long before Agyness started wearing them.

I will hold my hands up and admit to owning a pair of Docs way back during the 90s grunge craze (Yes, I really am that old), but that’s a time I now look back on with horror. With jeans, Doc Martens just look ugly and overly masculine to me, and with dresses, the look becomes too 1992 for me to want to embrace it.

This patent pink pair is £60 from ASOS. Will you be buying, or will you be leaving Doc Martens to all the Agyness Deyns and Daisy Lowe’s of the world?

23 Comments

  • April 10, 2008

    shelly

    I still have my beloved docs from the 90’s. Back then I wore them with my school uniforms- kahki pants and polo shirts, mainly. And then in college with jeans and a t-shirt or sweater.
    I’ve been holding onto them for sentimental reasons, and they never seem to wear out, but I don’t really see any examples of how to wear them in day to day life and not look like a throwback. I would wear them if I saw them styled into a look that I liked though.

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  • April 10, 2008

    shelly

    I still have my beloved docs from the 90’s. Back then I wore them with my school uniforms- kahki pants and polo shirts, mainly. And then in college with jeans and a t-shirt or sweater.
    I’ve been holding onto them for sentimental reasons, and they never seem to wear out, but I don’t really see any examples of how to wear them in day to day life and not look like a throwback. I would wear them if I saw them styled into a look that I liked though.

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  • April 10, 2008

    Heather Young

    Used to own several pairs of look alike docs (never had money for real ones). I still love them and am thrilled that they are on their way back. My middle child has been wearing that style for years with her crazy striped tights and patterned dresses–she is a fashion abomination but it works on an 8 year old. 🙂

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  • April 10, 2008

    amelia

    I still have mine too… Pale blue and have 18? holes – so knee high… Not a look I’ll be bringing out anytime soon, but they do hold a special place in my heart, so for that reason will continue to collect dust in my shoe collection.

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  • April 10, 2008

    CP

    Wow. I guess it was inevitable. I have like 8 pairs of DMs in my old closet at my parents house. After the style grew tired, I only wore the steel toed pair because my Dad made me when I mowed the lawn. Safety First, of course. They were also great for kicking boys who were jerks in the shins in junior high. I guess maybe I could rehash them for going out late at night (if I wanted to risk being seen in them, that is), who needs mace when you’ve got steel toes?

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  • April 10, 2008

    gokarm

    Deee-lighted.

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  • April 10, 2008

    Amanda

    I still have the pair I bought – wait for it – in the 90s, and actually just bought another pair in a gorgeous metallic black. And I wear them, not every week, but fairly regularly. I don’t know what that says about my personal style 🙂

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  • April 10, 2008

    Em

    I still have mine, too. Several pairs, in fact. I think my favorites are the floral print. They can look decent with jeans, as long as you keep your top something fairly feminine, otherwise you might look like you’re on your way to Lollapalooza. 🙂

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  • April 11, 2008

    Natasa

    i still have my old steel toed pair too! i absolutely adore DMs. for years now i’ve been contemplating painting my old pair silver with car spray paint and wearing them again.

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  • April 11, 2008

    Steph

    I always wanted a pair but could never afford them. I think I still secretly want a pair. I really like wearing pretty, frothy dresses with big stompy boots 🙂

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  • June 18, 2008

    Dan

    I have a pair of Doc Martens…black industrial type. They’re great boots. However, the pink is a little much, a grossly overt and misguided attempt to make the masculine feminine.

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  • June 19, 2008

    Mander

    The pink seems wrong, but maybe it’s just because I don’t like pink.
    I’ve still got my original Docs, too–they are old enough to actually have been made in England, but they are an unusual style with a somewhat square toe and a low heel. The soles are black instead of grey, and they don’t have the famous contrast stitching, so they look a little less grunge. I’ve got another pair of standard steel toes that I bought for work.
    Maybe I’m just still a goth at heart, but to me Docs just never go out of style!

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  • September 9, 2008

    kenzie

    i myself think they look like clown shoes and are ugly but everyone likes different things

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  • September 30, 2008

    Lili

    I have a pair of black patent leather ones and I never take them off! they look cool and masculine with jeans or shorts and give a grungy edge to pretty dresses…. need I say more?

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  • December 7, 2008

    Michelle

    I’ve rarely gone a day since about 1987 without wearing my Doc’s. For me, it’s a comfort thing, I have wide feet! I have 4 “good” pairs left (not too scuffed or worn). My last pair of Oxfords was bought last year (nice & classic enough for working at my office), and that’s the style I usually tend to wear, although I love my black suede ankle style for an evening out.

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  • December 18, 2008

    Ashleigh :)

    I am in love with Doc Martins!
    I have a red pair with yellow spray on the side and a knee high black pair, the black pair doesn’t have the yellow stitching on unfortunately but i love them anyway!
    I wear em all the time!
    Just hope the Doc’s look doesn’t get too popular like a lot of things have done or it’ll ruin the individuality of them.

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  • February 24, 2009

    Amy

    I’m soo happy they are back in fashion. I am now 16 and ever since

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  • February 24, 2009

    Amy

    (it posted before i was finished) and ever since I could walk I’ve worn tehm and gotten a lot of stick for it. I wore red patent ones to my prom and thought it was quite cool a few weeks after when there were pictures in all the magazines of Agnys Dean in them 🙂 So I’m well hyped!!

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  • February 26, 2009

    Raebob

    Hehe, I’ve been wearing Docs since I got a pair a couple of years ago. They’re too hot for me in summer, so I mostly wear them in Winter. I’m pleased I suppose, but kinda worried that now everybody’s gonna start wearing them and it’ll ruin their individuality (as Ashleigh already said)

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  • April 11, 2009

    Chloe

    i love dokkas and have been wearing them for a few years now (omg, yes i was wearing them when they weren’t fashionable)
    but i am not happy that they are coming back.
    no, not because i want to be ‘unique’ but because i believe docs go with certain characters and styles.
    now that they’re coming back, every other idiot will be wearing them and they’ll loose their charm and personality.
    ROCKING THE DOCS FOR LIFE

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  • April 22, 2009

    mizzzlitttttllllleee

    I love docs! Ever since i was but a young girl, i loved them! I don’t really care if they were ever in style or if they ever fell out of style cause i generally don’t follow those things. lol. But docs are always awesome. i own a black pair and just bought myself knee length red ones. they’re great for concerts and walking. way comfy! gosh, i love my docs 😀

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  • March 18, 2010

    marie

    my mom brought me a pair of dms 4 my 21st bday witch was only last july they are baby pink ! an the best thing ive ever had think there great an every 1 who runs them down is jsut saying it because there either 2 scared 2 look different form a cat walk or aint got there own style i wear mine with skirts jeans leggin loads of stuff u might get a few looks but its better than walkin in 2 the local an 3 ppl having the same thing on ! i <3 docks

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    • March 18, 2010

      The Fashion Police

      I actually don’t believe that someone who writes like this (numbers are not letters!) and thinks everyone should like exactly the same things as them is 21. I think you’re fibbing there, Marie 🙂

      I’m also guessing the irony of complaining about everyone wearing the same thing but thinking everyone should have exactly the same taste as you in shoes will escape you too. Maybe you’ll understand when you actually are 21 🙂

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