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Dr martens review 10 out of 10

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I have 1000 bucks worth of boots, most are hiking boots. Some are over stiff some have soles that are way to hard, some are to high and some are good. In all i have 7 pairs and out of 7 all have something that just isnt perfect. But now after a long hard search i have found the sebenza of the boot world. No joke folks i have found the perfect boot. Its called the dr marten 1460, or also the 0939. They are light, comfortable , just great to wear all day long. Just give them a week and they feel like they were custom made. Its the only boot that after 8 hours on my feel dont hurt my back, knees, and ankles. I rate them a 10 . :thumbup: I need to add a p..s I never ment to say they were the best hikers , but after 9 hours of walking around town my feet are fresh as a daisy. No knee or leg pain at all and no fatigue on the lower body. also they are made in china but the quality is great and its not to often i say that.
 
The best boot is the one that fits your foot the best. We all have different shape feet and what may be good for one person may not be for another. Back in the early 1990's I used Dr Martens for hiking/backpacking and they were great. Now I use a pair of Zamberlan Civetta GTX. I bought mine in 1999 and I still love it. I would buy a new pair of boots but I'll keep these until I find one as good.
 
I've read a lot of positive postings here about Docs, but the ones I've seen at the store have been very "bare bones"- no linings, minimal innersole, no arch support- are the models you mention like this? Does what looks cheap in the store actually feel good once you get to walking?

My favorites so far are a pair of Redwings
 
Docs were designed by a orthopedic surgeon to help people who have to stand on hard surfaces all day, specificly the nurses he worked with. For that type of use the air cusioned sole is perfect. It is not perfect or even very good as a hiking boot. A good hiking boot needs a very stiff sole. Canadian soldiers in afganistan are using those big ugly mountaneering boots when they have to hike in the mountains on rocky terrain. If you work on your feet all day a pair of dacs with a good insole and at least 8 eyelets high(ankle support) will be the best money ever spent but for rough terrain get a hard sole.

I have heard some bad reveiws of docs made in china. The ones I have were made in england and are exellent. They last forever and I have bought the last few pair second hand.
 
I wear boots about 90% of the time and can attest that Docs are not hiking boots but they are very comfortable once broken in. Have been wearing them for 11 years plus and have had 6 pairs of various colors and # of eyelets... still wear my origional pair to this day.

My most recent pair that I have been wearing for 6 months plus are made in Asia and to date have not experienced any quality differences from my UK boots. FYI.. if you want a nice boot made in Britan check out Gripfast, I have heard good things and will be looking to buy a pair the next time out.
 
I used to work in the emergency room. I usually wore Doc Martens shoes, not boots. Had a few pairs over the years. Comfy for a job where you are on your feet a lot. Smart (shiny black shoes) and solid when I needed them to be.
 
I have had 4 pair and liked them all. A couple of things however. They only come in full sizes, so that makes a difference to some. They are also very grippy on slick surfaces. They are extremely good for the uses they were designed for.
 
Can you still get UK made Docs and where.

Sorry I just can not buy anything made in China knowing how cheap it is to make the stuff there and your still paying the full price of what a UK made pair cost.
 
Docs were designed by a orthopedic surgeon to help people who have to stand on hard surfaces all day, specificly the nurses he worked with. For that type of use the air cusioned sole is perfect. It is not perfect or even very good as a hiking boot. A good hiking boot needs a very stiff sole. Canadian soldiers in afganistan are using those big ugly mountaneering boots when they have to hike in the mountains on rocky terrain. If you work on your feet all day a pair of dacs with a good insole and at least 8 eyelets high(ankle support) will be the best money ever spent but for rough terrain get a hard sole.

I have heard some bad reveiws of docs made in china. The ones I have were made in england and are exellent. They last forever and I have bought the last few pair second hand.

I think we have a fella who can be a sales rep for Dr Marten!!! You hit the nail on the head man. These shoes are very high quality and very comfortable after broken in.
 
I never ment to state that they were the best hikers, but ive never found a boot that i could wear for 9 hours on my feet and feel great, the docs 1460 and 0939 do just that. Even though they are made in china the quality is great.
 
I just bought my first pair of chinese made Doc Martens. I paid ~half the price of the UK made Doc Martens I bought five years ago.

Sorry I just can not buy anything made in China knowing how cheap it is to make the stuff there and your still paying the full price of what a UK made pair cost.
 
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