Fashion Police Fraud Squad: Forever 21 Vs Doctor Martens


Want to dress like Agyness Deyn, but don;t want to fork out for a pair of Doctor Martens that you know you’ll only wear a couple of times before they’re back out of fashion?

Never fear, Forever 21 have come to the rescue, with their take on the famous lace-up boots. And they’re only charging $24.80 for them.

Now, clearly this isn’t going to appeal to Doc devotees, because while the originals will probably outlive you, the Forever 21 versions… probably won’t. No, let’s be honest, they just won’t. And it’s just not very punk to shop in Forever 21, is it?

So these are obviously aimed at those of you who just want to wear this style for as long as it’s in fashion. With the Doctor Martens not exactly outrageously expensive, at around £60, though, you may just prefer to go for the real thing, if pink patent lace-ups just happen to be on your shopping list.

Are they?

[via our Shoe Blog, Shoeperwoman]


  • July 20, 2009


    I had a pair of Industrial Doc Martins that were probably the best boots I ever had. Especially since I was working in a wood shop. Still, if I was in the market for hot pink boots, I’d go with the cheap ones.

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  • July 21, 2009


    I can’t believe that they’re back in style. I’ve only worn them once, and that was when I was a preteen…

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  • July 21, 2009


    I love my Docs. And I’ve been drooling over that hot pink pair for quite a while. Though I think I’d definitely go for the cheaper version in this case, knowing i wouldn’t get much wear out of them

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  • July 21, 2009

    Katie R

    Why ‘hello’, 1993.

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  • July 24, 2009


    I think I like the forever 21 color better… I know I am weird.

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  • June 7, 2010


    i’ll never ever buy knockoffs..

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