OMG Shoes: Dr. Martens

by Ashley on May 19, 2010


In the wake of all my chats of consumption, finances, and our spending habits, I have a confession to make.  I’m really kind of holding out on shoe purchases so I can save up for Dr. Martens.


Am I suddenly Angela Chase (again)?

In fact, I still own my original-from-high-school Dr. Martens…which I never wear anymore.  But they’re such a beloved token of my past, I can’t imagine ever getting rid of them.

So why am I coveting them now???

It’s a lie to say I’m just now coveting them NOW though…. I wrote about the Darcie boot over a year ago, and I’m still coveting them (only now? in white).  But add to the list the Regina boot and the Darla boot.

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The Darla boot has the makings of perfect black boot for me– not an easy find!  I love how it’s sleeker and more streamlined than the average Dr. Marten boot and has a modest heel for a bit of sophistication.  Plus, I know Dr. Martens are incredibly comfortable shoes, so they’ll be great to wear everywhere.  I think the Cherry Red Darla Boot is really sexy too– in fact, I coveted them first, until I realized how practical the black are.

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I was thrilled to see the black and white Regina boot finally show up on the Dr. Martens site.  They come in black too, but I find that it’s just not as special looking as the more traditional wing-tip combo.  Of the three pairs, this would probably be the last one I’d purchase…. mostly because, while I love it, I’m not sure how I would wear it in my wardrobe.

For all of these styles, I really think that the heel is what makes them such special boots and sets them apart from other Docs…  It makes them transition well, and mixes & matches in the wardrobe really nicely.  I can see all the outfit pairings in my head….


Mallory - Miss Malaprop May 19, 2010 at 10:12 am

Oh….those wingtips. Makes me think of the chunky wingtips I had for years until finally they started falling apart and I had to get rid of them…

Sally May 19, 2010 at 11:05 am

Whew, those Darlas are, indeed, delicious!
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trashtastika May 19, 2010 at 11:11 am

OMG, I LOVE those black & white boots! Although I already have a pair very similar. But they’re DOCS! They’re the most ladylike ones I’ve seen, and would go wonderfully well with a Victorian goth/steampunk look.
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Shannon May 19, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Oh. Emm. Gee.

I have been looking for the perfect pair of boots as well and have been failing miserably, thanks to the curse of the chunky calves but THOSE. Those are absolutely perfect for me, too!!!! I have been wearing docs since I was in high school as well and I had no clue they made such gorgeous boots now a days. Thank you so much for posting this.

Also – I have to save up for them, too. :)
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Michelle May 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm

The wingtips are lovely! I doubt I would ever wear them, they’re a bit too gothish for me, but I like them are standalone shoes. The Darla boots are also great…and much more wearable. If you buy ‘em you have to post pictures!
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WendyB May 19, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Have always wanted Docs with heels but never found a comfortable pair!
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Alicia May 19, 2010 at 6:54 pm

WOW. That wingtipped boot looks great. I really like the first one, too.

There is nothing wrong with selective shopping…I totally understand though. One side of me is very frugal, the other is not. LOL.

DailyDivaDish May 19, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Those wingtips are not at all what I expected when I saw the Doc Martens headline…but I love them!
XO Piper
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kathryn May 19, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Oh I want those boots. But I’m trying to save…

I actually threw my docs out. Why did I do that? I must have been in a moving house, throwing things out frenzy at the time but they were still prefectly good.
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Devlin May 19, 2010 at 11:02 pm

I usually slum on my fancy shoes, but when it comes to butt-kicking boots, there are only Docs! I bought a pair of Dacies in cherry (really more of a maroon, suits me, my lipstick matches my clunky boots) and I adore them. I’m so glad I can be a punk elitist snot *and* look feminine!
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Kate May 20, 2010 at 4:09 am

Those are some pretty fancy looking docs! Mine are scruffy.. and preloved.. but I do love them so. Docs.. = ultimate get you through anything shoe. Love that they’re built for a good kick about. Def. an investment shoe.
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Retro Chick May 20, 2010 at 5:50 am

I used to wear DMs when I was a teenager, and I’ve been craving a new pair recently too!

Weird. I’m not really a boot person, generally, but I really want some!
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enterrement de vie de jeune fille May 21, 2010 at 8:25 am

J’adore cette paire de boots la ligne est nickel.


emily May 22, 2010 at 3:10 am

doc martens are such a classic! i love the regina style, especially the detailing.

KLF May 22, 2010 at 3:11 am

As a happy owner of the Regina boots (as well as the Marlena & Lolita shoes and 2 pairs of ‘normal’ DM boots), I can also tell you they are really comfortable to wear (I’m teacher – lots of standing all day) and require very little breaking in.

Reena x May 24, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Gosh I am loving the black and white Reginas
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