Hey - Did I get different boots from all the other reviewers?
These are my 6th pair of Docs boots in 12 years (11th pair of
Docs total), and I couldn't be much more disappointed. This
awful leather is like plastic and isn't breaking in without
cracking (and I know my stuff about boots.) If these weren't
such totally hot, wicked kicks I would have returned them. The
construction is great, just like all Dr Martens, but this
leather is miserable. I finally took fine sandpaper to them
and sanded the plastic coating off the leather (which crumbled
off in white flakes) to get down to the real leather where
they can absorb some conditioners, soften up, and hopefully
break in. I want a pair of these boots in the grizzly or
greasy finish instead of this stiff shiny plastic coating that
these had. Working Out - My shoes are super cool and everyone
compliments me all the time. It sucks to lace them up cause it
takes forever, but kinda worth it once you get them. They were
a little big too which sucked cause I didn't wanna send them
back cause it would take so long. But overall I really like
them and they're hot stuff. A CLASSIC! 20 Hole Doc Martens-The
Little Black Dress - Always assured of comfort, style and
versatility, these boots were made for walkin! I just returned
from NYC, where I, along with 700,000 Marched agains the RNC.
These boots provided me a comfortable walk, (M)arch support
and I got a lot of compliments from New York's Finest. These
are boots for any occasion, even airport security!
Tough, rugged, kick a** boots. I love these boots, especially
the ritual of lacing the 20 eyelets! I've had them for about
two years, took a little while to break them in, they were a
bit stiff at first, but I never got any blisters from them.
Highly recommended. Comfortable Boot for the Hard Core - I
have been breaking this boot in slowly for about three weeks
now and they feel great. Right out of the box, the fit was
very good, although I recommend wearing thick boot socks with
them, such as the calf-high Thorlo's. I also recommend a good
leather conditioner followed by a preservative once a week for
the first three or four weeks. The leather is very stiff and
may pinch a bit 'til they're worn in. Other than that, I still
get looks and compliments from co-workers. Go for it!