Review: Doc Martens A-

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When it comes to boots, an established and somewhat well known brand is Dr. Martens.

Dr. Martens hail from Britain, and have only begun gaining popularity in the US in the past decade. Essentially, they embellished a tough, gritty attitude and have been associated with the working class and youth culture.

For the longest time, I have wanted my own pair of Dr. Martens boots, which look amazing but are rather pricey.  One of the main reasons I chose this brand was because I wanted to test its reputation for long-lasting durability, as most of the boots I buy end up looking heavily worn within a year.

I ordered my first pair about a week ago from their US website, which is well-organized and easy to order from.  Ordering on a Sunday night, I received my order about four days later on a Thursday afternoon.

The only real issue I encountered on the website was the tricky shoe sizing, due to the fact that Dr. Martens uses European shoe sizes.  Though they provide a conversion chart online for shoe sizes, it still may be hard to determine which size will fit you the best without trying them on yourself.

Other than this, I was very pleased with the quick, efficient delivery, and was satisfied with the careful way they packaged the boots (after all, they are handling about $140 worth of my money).

I immediately wore them the day after to try them out and loved them!  The boots were nearly identical to the online picture, looked like they were made of quality material, and also looked very durable.  However, they needed breaking in and were very stiff at first.

Other than the few troubles I personally encountered, I observed that the brand has been increasing its variety of colors.  I also noticed the brand has been adding different designs to cater to a variety of different fashion styles.  Now, the Dr. Martens brand pretty much has a boot that can match with any outfit or style.

Overall, I am really pleased with my purchase.  I personally love the rough look that Dr. Martens boots give off as they are definitely bold shoes that seem to radiate a unique type of style depending on how you wear it.  They look well-made and despite the high prices of most of their shoes, I feel like you are truly paying for quality.  If you are looking for a good-looking brand of shoes, specifically boots, then look no further.  Dr. Martens are definitely the way to go.

Written by Brianna Ganzon

Brianna Ganzon is currently a junior who enjoys the finer things in life like going to the beach, eating frozen yogurt, scuba diving, watching Doctor Who marathons, listening to alternative music, and hanging out around San Diego with her buds. She is both a cartoonist and staff writer on the MC Sun.

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