Get on your Dr. Martens boots!

Boy, oh boy. I’m trying to collect all of my thoughts and stories about Dr. Martens and put them into one coherent story, but nothing I write tonight feels good.

It’s not because I have nothing to say about my 1460’s. There are plenty of story lines I could go for! I could tell you about how I always thought that most people look like Tom Thumb in the Ogre’s seven-league boots. Or I could let you in on the very profound discussion I had with a friend about the brand just a few weeks ago. It all came down to quarter life crises and other stereotypes. Then there’s option 3. Option 3 would be a very personal story about someone I once met who always, always, always wears his 1460’s. We don’t talk anymore, but whenever I wear my 1460’s I think about the good times.

The baseline in all these stories: I never thought I’d wear Dr. Martens 1460s. A quick browse through my outfit archive will teach you that I am a classic girl by heart. Dresses and cute shoes were all I wore for years. There was a time where I didn’t own a single pair of pants. 0. All of that has changed in the last year or so. I notice that I’ve been wearing the clothing items I used to sport all the time when I was around 17-18 years old. Today, masculine items such as blazers, basic tees and sneakers are the key pieces in my wardrobe. With my overall style changing I felt like my shoe closet could use an update too. Last season I bought a pair of black All-Stars and I really thought those would be the craziest shoe purchase I’d ever do. I felt so cool, haha. This Winter I added buckled ankle booties, Chelsea boots and old school Vans to mix-and-match with my “new” style.

Those shoes are all still pretty Plain Jane and I started looking around for something more special. That’s when Sasha – a Dutch shoe brand that’s “not for basics” – approached me for a collaboration. Just what the doctor ordered! I first picked out a pair of sturdy Balenciaga-inspired buckle boots, but then I noticed that Sasha now stocks a few well-known shoe brands such as Steve Madden and Dr. Martens. My eye fell on these all black 1460s and I was immediately S.O.L.D. The boots arrived too late for me to take them with me to Edinburgh, but maybe that’s a good thing. These bad boys hurt like hell. The first few days were fine, but when I started wearing them for longer than a few hours I got really painful blisters on my ankles. Nothing a few Disney band Aids can’t solve!

From Docs to Disney, what a way to go. Like I said I’m not finding my words tonight so I think I’m off to bed! I hope you guys all have a nice week and I’ll see you again on Thursday for a new exotic travel destination. Oh, and MONKEYS!

Shoes: Dr. Martens (c/o Sacha – meer enkellaarsjes)
Coated jeans: Massimo Dutti
Top: Massimo Dutti
Cardigan: H&M
bag: Kate Spade

  • Jaaa, love Dr. Martens!

  • I think you wear them well! I love my Docs.

  • They are a classic cool boot and you wear them well! 🙂 I have heard that they are a pain to break in, as they are quite stiff. But once you do the are super comfortable! Hope the process doesn’t take too long for you! 🙂

    Hope you are having a wonderful start to the week 🙂

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  • ik vind ze je heel erg leuk staan <3

  • amaai deze schoenen zijn echt voor u gemaakt jong nice!

  • Wow, ik had die schoenen op het eerste zicht nooit bij u geplaatst, maar in de foto’s klopt het plaatje echt volledig! Staan u goed!