Five reasons why everyone needs to own a pair of Dr Martens!
Hello friends! Today I want to chat about one of my fave brands ever! I’ve been a loyal fan since I was about 16 and honestly, I will never give up on them!!!! This is Five reasons why everyone needs to own a pair of Dr Martens! Today we are going to chat about quality, price, design, craftsmanship… everything! We are getting into it! And I’m SO excited! I also hope this post will serve as a bit of a dr martens review if you are considering purchasing your first ever pair! Ok! Lets do this!
A pair of Docs will last you decades!
If you are a long time doc’s lover, you will know this already, but Dr Martens never die! They truly are the longest lasting, hardest wearing pair of shoes or boots you will ever buy. I have a pair which is over ten years old now and I have worn them SO much and they have at least a decade more life in them! It’s wild! Their soles stay bouncy for years, their stitching never fails, their leather is hard wearing and great quality, and they are truly built to last for decades. And you know what else? They get better with age too!
Once you have broken them in…. They feel like slippers!
Ok. The biggest drawback of a pair of docs is that they do take a little effort to break in. I actually wrote a post about how to break them in here. But once you push past that initial stage, they are so flippin’ comfortable that they feel like slippers.
They are perfect for all seasons and weather conditions!
Docs are one of the few pairs of shoes or boots you can wear anywhere, everywhere and in all weather conditions. They are perfect for summer festivals, muddy dogs walks, rainy days, snow days, winter walks on the beach… hell, some people even wear them on their wedding day and they are a fashion week staple too. Also, a huge shout out to the fact that they are waterproof and have great grip, so even when it snows (within reason!) they are great!
They are great value & hold their value!
Ok, before I get trolled. I’m not saying docs are cheap, I’m saying they are great value. For well made, leather shoes which are timeless in style and will last you decades, they are SO well priced. I would recommend them all day long. I have Prada shoes which fell apart after a few years and cost a hell of a lot more. Just sayin’!
But not only that, if you do ever decide they are no longer your style or your feet change size (hello pregnancy!) and you want to sell your docs, you will be shocked at how well they hold their value. In fact, I’ve seen pairs sell on eBay for many times MORE than the purchase price! Vintage docs are really sought after and the limited edition and collaboration pieces are hot property too!
They are f**king cool!
Finally, I just want to be clear. Dr martens are really f**king cool. Past, present and future. They have are worn by your fave musicians, artists and taste makers and they have been as far back as any of us can remember. They have collaborated with the coolest designers (oh hi Rick Owens!) and been sold in the coolest stores (I see you Dover Street Market). They have that iconic status that very few brands have; Ray Ban have it, converse have it… very few have it. If you want to see my latest purchase, check here!
Ta da! And there we have it! Five reasons why everyone needs to own a pair of Dr Martens! I hope you love them as much as I do! Thanks for reading and this post contains affiliate links.