I have wanted this pair of boots for so long now it is insane, but I’ve never been brave enough to spend over £100 on shoes. I don’t know why, because Dr Martens are so worth the money, but being a student I guess you can always come up with better and maybe more useful things to spend your pennies on (like rent, food and bills!) However, when I saw these boots in the sale there was no way I couldn’t get them.
At the moment, I am boot crazy. I always have to resist trying them on in shops or even picking a pair up, because I kind of just instantly fall in love with them. I don’t know what it is. They’re not particularly feminine, and once you have one pair – you really have them all. But there’s something just yummy about purchasing a new pair of boots.
I’ve been on the prowl for some brown, lace up boots. My excuse for wanting these is because I have not yet bought any brown boots before and so I thought I needed these as an addition to my wardrobe for when I want a change from my black ones.
When looking online I came across these gorgeous Dr Martens and completely fell in love. However my purse was empty and at the price of £130 there was no way I could afford them. So I kept on browsing but nothing ever came close to matching these shoes.
It was quite recently that I was informed that the Dr Martens shop had a sale on and with hearing this I went straight onto their site to see if my dream boots had been reduced in price. To my surprise they were up at half price! And not only this… they were in my size too!
This never happens for me, they’re either still at their full price, or sold out in my size so when I saw this, I had to get them.
I already have some Docs that I bought when starting sixth form and had to trek for the bus everyday, so I already knew that a size 7 (yes I have big feet!) was the perfect fit. I quickly snaffled a pair into my basket and ordered them along with some Doc Socks.
You hear the horror stories of how when you first buy a new pair of Docs they rip up your feet until you’ve walked them in enough – so Doc socks have extra padding on the back to help prevent blisters. I never knew about Doc socks until I was ordering them and since getting them they have worked wonders! I would definitely say to splash out that extra £8 to save your feet from all of the pain.
The delivery was quick, although it felt like ages, and they came in all of the Dr Marten’s packaging. Dr Marten tape, Dr Marten box, Dr Marten tissue paper – it was pretty easy to tell what I’d ordered!
I opened the box and they had that gorgeous new leather shoes smell – which has lingered for quite some time. When pulling them out of the box I couldn’t help but notice how light weight they were and how soft the leather was. Normally Docs are made out of quite hard sturdy leather, but these were super soft – which I think has helped ease the pain of new Docs too – as they’d only started to rub after going on a half an hour walk – which is pretty impressive for their first outing.
The inside of the shoe is lined with such beautiful flowery material all in reds and yellows which adds to their detail making them that little bit more special. And they came with two types of laces – normal brown ones and some silky and shiny ribbon ones!
Either laces look good in them – at the moment I have the ribbons in as I think they make them look that little bit more girly, however in the winter I might change them around as the normal laces might withstand the British weather better!
Over all I am super impressed with these shoes. They actually make you feel like you’re walking on air and just give your outfit that extra something.
They’re still in the sale now! So if you act quick, click HERE and you might be able to grab yourself a pair… Good luck!