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Description: They were boots and sandles that were very popular. They cost around 100 a pair, but almost every teen had a pair in the late 90's.
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Kaya - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
how much did they cost? it says 0...I'm sure they weren't free...lol
Sarah - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
It's so weird how they used to be popular with teens cause today they're part of my school uniform and everyone thinks they're disgusting
KJJ - July 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I still have the ones I bought in '98 - and I still wear them.
Enn - July 10, 2007 - Report this comment
I think I had about 10 different pairs when I was younger, I even had the fake-brand ones AS WELL. I had them in sooo many different colours, it's kinda amazing really. Nowadays, I only have a black mid-calf pair that I got for free and don't wear anymore.
Enn (again) - July 10, 2007 - Report this comment
Well, ten doesn't seem like that much to me. Maybe I had more, I don't know. I do know, though, that I used to wear them with basically anything and everything. Even when I had to dress up all nice to go out to dinner and stuff!
julio - July 10, 2007 - Report this comment
The best boots I've ever had. They seem to last forever. They are a symbol for rockers.
kaylee.. - August 06, 2007 - Report this comment
i still rock the docs. i have my first pair still, some crisscross sandles. the buckle broke, tho. :( then i have these awesome flat maryjanes and bright red boots.
Christine - August 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Ah, you've got to wear these if you love the nineties . . . they were originally punk but now they're just rocker and I wear them everywhere. Death to the emos man.
Lacey - November 23, 2007 - Report this comment
hahahahahah I was born in the EARLY early nineties. I wear Doc Martens NOW! I don't know. I listen to Nirvana and Pearl Jam and wear Docs and ripped jeans. Stuck in the 90's much?
Dani - December 06, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember they were banned in my elementary school because of the steel toes and Kids kicking each other. I had a fake pair from payless (back before payless was cool)
Bonnie - January 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I bought a pair of thick high-heeled Docs from a vintage store for $36!! The store owner was so pissed because somebody had mis-priced the boots, but I was so incredibly happy. My mom and I had exactly $36 all together. I'm looking for vintage cherry Docs, though, so if you know of a good place, let me know.
michelle - February 07, 2008 - Report this comment
omg i remember the knockoffs at payless (yes, i used to get all my shoes there)i got the sandals haha i like the regular doc martens not the sandals now
candy - March 08, 2008 - Report this comment
i meet my hs swetheart in 1991 because of docs. we were the only ones in the room with docs on. back then it seemed that you could have a conversation with someone if you wore docs and they wore docs. he had blue 10 holes and i had on wing tipped t-strap mary janes in ox blood. we thought we were so cool because we were so misunderstood. ahhh... adolescence.
Athena - April 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I bought my first pair in '93. They were 8 hole smooth black. I managed to acquire about 30 pairs, but I pretty much stopped wearing them back in '01. But I've recently rediscovered how great and comfortable these shoes are, and now I've been wearing them exclusively for the past month. I bought 3 pairs on Ebay last week! I don't care if they're out of style now, I still love them! Too bad they're no longer made in England though. They outsourced to China I think. :(
Patty - September 16, 2008 - Report this comment
omg! i f'in loved/love doc martens...still own em...
Kendra - October 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have my first pair from 1990. They are all black ( no color stitching) and look just like combat boots. I still prefer wearing my Docs. I have quite a few pair.
Joren - November 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm 15 and I love my Docs I bought my first pair a couple months ago. These boots are so badass. I'm into the whole 80's look and my docs complete it =](they look kinda big with my tight pants but who cares?)
Katrina - January 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I just got my first pair yesterday. Black 8 eyelit ones with yellow stitching and laces. but I'm unsure on what to wear them with.
flexxx eagleton - January 27, 2009 - Report this comment
yea i had a pair of doc martins in like 97 i wore them in high school thy where boots and they where blue and the stiching was yellow off the hook now all i wear is chuck talyrs couse i cant find that style of doc's no more
Gel - February 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I was on dsw.com last night and I saw these boots in many cool colors and prints.
DIANA` - May 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Dar - June 23, 2009 - Report this comment
They still make Docs in a variety of styles and colors...lots of 1460's which were one of the original styles and lots of crazy looking ones with pictures or engravings on them. I have a red pair with dragons carved into them among my collection.
J - July 30, 2009 - Report this comment
my god, I've just found a pair online for $17 new and $1 used. not sure I trust it though since they're so eerily cheap =\
em - October 18, 2009 - Report this comment
ohh my goddd i remember doc martens when i was little :) i was born in the early 90's so when i was like 4 i was so attatched to my printed noahs arc docs... you dont even know.
Leah - October 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember my first pair of Doc's. My friend was so excited because she had to knock offs, so I begged my dad for a pair for a week. When he bought them, I called her over just to look at them. When I went to school the next day, everyone was commenting on my boots! Every couple of months I had to have a new bottle of balm Every once and while, I break out the ankle boots to work in the yard. I use to think I was so cool because I had multiple choices of docs to wear.
Brooke - November 22, 2009 - Report this comment
My First pair were purple I believe it was 1992 when I was finally able to talk my mom into buying them for me. I wore them everyday for years with everything... There wasn't an outfit they didn't go with (or so I thought anyway lol) I even played softball in them. I still have them packed away all dry rotted with flat soles cause I wore off all the tread. In years to come I got multiple black ones and "Ox Blood"... but I will always cherish the purple ones ~ I was the only person in my neighborhood / school with that color!
James - December 28, 2009 - Report this comment
They still look cool and feel amazing but the demand isn't what it used to be.The price is much less now than it was when I (my parents) bought a pair.
Hezza - December 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I still have my docs, gunmetal gray 8 holes and a pair of oyster colored mary janes....My best friend has an awesome pair of orange and red glitter ones that he hasn't worn in ten years, but he still won't give them to me!
Erika - February 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I got my first pair in 1987...black velvet...and I still wear them to this day. I've got knee high to mary janes and everything/every color combination in between...but RIGHT NOW...I am hunting an elusive pair - black with a loose lace back that kind of scrunches up...it's driving me crazy. They're so girly and still so tough. I just love them.
Jazz - February 27, 2010 - Report this comment
A friend of mine used to sleep in her Doc Martens.
Keith - March 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Iand my younger brother spent the whole of our childhood in doc martin boots out of schooltime. Thet were the only footwear apart from school shoes our parents would buy for us. At the age of 12 I can remember being laced up in doc martin boots that practically came up to my knees. We always had to put our docs on when we got home from school and had to go everywhere in them.Even on holidays was no exception we would be laced up so they were tight.
awesomeness - May 19, 2010 - Report this comment
i dont like them that much...
Dot - July 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I wore a low-top pair of fake ones. I wore them without laces.
Jan Griffiths - July 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Love Docs!! I've worn Docs for years. I have 2 pairs of black ones like in the picture. I put wide laces in them of different colors. Most comfy boots I've found, always wear to work.
Cami - January 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I just bought my new docs 2 weeks ago. There just plain black 8 holes. I love them with all my heart. I'm really into the whole kinderwhore look I really like the whole grunge look. I'm 15 all my friends think i'm weird because I have them haha.
Dean - January 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember hearing about Docs first in the late 70s/early 80s as part of British punk and streetwear, then seeing them pioneered as fashion items (along with other heavy black men's shoes) in the mid-80s in the work of UK stylist Ray Petri and his Buffalo group for magazines like The Face, and then seeing them peak in actual mainstream popularity in the early 90s, when I actually tried a pair. My feet weren't made for them (I have weird feet), but a lot of people said they were really comfortable. My favorite pair was a friend's black cherry knee-high laceups in ca. 1990.
COP KILLER - May 16, 2011 - Report this comment
When the pigs take your gun give them your bullets too!
Caleb - October 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Docs are very well made boots....Take care of them and they can last forever! They were 100 bucks back then and they are 100 bucks today....A quality product!
Kristi - February 05, 2012 - Report this comment
I have several pairs I got in the early 90's and I still love them. I'm seeing copycats out this year of my favorites. All of my pairs are classic style boots which never go out of style and are in excellent condition. Classic and made to last.
Heather - June 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Love Doc Martens. Just bought a pair of Cherry Red velvet mary jane Docs, so '90s.
Sammie - March 01, 2013 - Report this comment
Im 14 and I LOOOOOVVVEEEEE doc martins my mom got me a pair for xmas
Pat - November 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I was introduced to these wonderful boots when I was 13 when a new girl aged 12 came to my school mid-term wearing a fab pair of chunky black steel toe capped DMs. I was fascinated by her as she was the very first girl I had ever seen wearing them! I introduced myself to her and we became firm friends. She wore these boots everyday to school and I later discovered the reason she wore them was to deter boys from hassling her. She was quite well developed for her age and as such attracted quite a bit of unwanted attention from the older boys! How ironic, as it was her boots which I should have been deterred by that first attracted me to her! I've been wearing similar docs ever since!

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