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    Dr Marten's were the favoured boots of the Skinhead and Bootboy movements. Dr Martens now come in many styles but the best, in my opinion, were 'cherry red' eight or ten hole. Airwair (that is eight or ten eyelets each side of the boot) occasionally could be found in eleven holes if you were lucky. The early versions were tan, but rub a tin of polish in and they soon changed to that favoured oxblood/cherry red) Dr Marten boots were best worn with coloured laces. Most popular was red or yellow, but other colours were also worn. Hawkins Astronauts were also very smart in a deep oxblood colour.

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    Do You Remember the 70s, 80s and 90s?
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    I love Dr Martens! I own 4 pairs - a black pair (dun wear them much, they rub summat awful), a yellow pair with Dr Marten on the side in big black letters, a kind of flamey desighn pair (my fave fave favest) and a pair of faux zebera skin ones
    Growing old is inevitable but growing up is optional

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    • #3
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      I had a black pair when I was about 8 I think. Havn't had any since then. Found they were no good for playing football in, I remember the sole coming off one when I went for a kick once.
      "Ah, nostalgia ain't what it used to be..."

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      • #4
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        I had around 4 pairs when I was at school. The trend among my crowd was to paint the outer edge of the sole in either gold or silver, keeping the boot itself, Oxblood or black (circa 1973) - I went one step further & picked out all the yellow stitching with white paint. When the soles wore thin, toy could havem re-soled at the local Timpsons shoe repairers, they camre back with a much thicker sole almost a platfom version - which looked quite cool at the time.
        I wore mainly 8 hole dr martens, but had a pair of 11 hole hawkins astronauts at one stage. My favoured lace colour was red.
        At one stage in the early seventies I painted the entire boot silver - bit too much glitter band for my taste so I ditched them, My mate painted his Ox blood docs white, guess what, the red bled through leaving the boots a puffy pink colour, ha ha - he didn't wear them too often.

        I also had a few pairs of monkey boots, which were still available at millets right up to the late 80's.
        Last edited by Drfunkenstein57; 06-11-2011, 00:24.

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        • #5
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          I had a pair. Wore them for school when I was 14/15 odd when the 'Grunge' craze came in the 90s, I was a 'bit of an Indie' kid at the time...very comfy. Never could believe they really 'had air' in the soles...They look really nice brand new but once worn in thats when they become very comfy.

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          • #6
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            I have a black patent pair that I am wearing right now! Also had a plain black pair during those grungy 90's.
            1976 Vintage

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            • #7
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              I have two Pairs 14 High, 1 pair 10 high and 1 pair 8 high...I Love my Doccy's

              1st pair is 24 years old and cost me 24.26p, they are well worn needless to say, but boy are they comfy, sole is still whole but it ain't thru yet, oh yes, they leak a bit in the rain

              2nd pair were bought a few years ago offa Ebay, same size but spanking new ( still boxed ) just got them for the sake of it LOL

              3rd pair I got as a work boot from My work, eLL, steel caps or not, I ain't gonna use them in the work place

              4th pair Ebay again, and what a fek'n Smart pair they are ( smart price too - 36
              easiest way of describing them is Tie Dye's.... Hmmmm, found a link on the net
              They are basically the same as this but the main colour is Black but the Tie Dye is Dark red, but when the sun shines on them they look WOW

              http://www.polyvore.com/exclusive_ti...ing?id=6630093
              DON'T TELL HIM YOUR NAME PIKE!!

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              • #8
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                I had a black pair in the 90s after waiting so long for them, they were actually quite uncomfortable and I still have the scar on my ankle where they rubbed all the skin off. Did love them though.

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                • #9
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                  I had them for school my mum still says they were the best buy she ever made as they used to last so long.
                  Also anybody remember this?
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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Paulos View Post
                    I had them for school my mum still says they were the best buy she ever made as they used to last so long.
                    Also anybody remember this?
                    Alexie Sayle's song came to mind when I first saw this thread.

                    I was never interesting enough to get a pair, but a friend managed to get me a pair of Tuff workboots when his place of work were having a clearout. These seemed to take a while to wear in, & I never wore them much before they went in a charity bag.
                    The Trickster On The Roof

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by smurfie1 View Post
                      I had a black pair in the 90s after waiting so long for them, they were actually quite uncomfortable and I still have the scar on my ankle where they rubbed all the skin off. Did love them though.
                      Aye my first pair gave me corns on my toes but I still wore them every day! The pair I have now have not given me any problems. Had them about 4 years but I only wear them occasionally.
                      1976 Vintage

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                      • #12
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                        Just thought I add, for years I wore My Doccys all the time, if not that, I'd wear My Army boots, kinda like these http://www.clothes-surf.co.uk/wp-con...7219488890.jpg

                        But to be honest, maybe cause I'm getting old, it was only 6 years ago, I bought My very first pair of trainers since leaving school ( this was mainly due to having to wear a
                        special survival suit for travelling to work and 14 Doc's were not very practible ) Velcro Trainers seemed the best option for slipping on and off

                        But, I will tell you tho, after wearing Heavy Boots for so many years, they took a bit of getting used to, it Felt as if I was taking Massive High steps cause they were so light

                        I get lazy at times too, and weighing up between putting on the Doc's to slipping on the trainer's to nip down the road, I found the Trainers won every time
                        Oh yes, and the Fact that I had two Cats for over 18 years which made lacing up the docs were a nightmare LOL they always played with the laces and tried to catch them
                        DON'T TELL HIM YOUR NAME PIKE!!

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                        • #13
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                          OMG, I'm still trying to justify to myself why I have just bought a pair of DM's offa Ebay for 160
                          DON'T TELL HIM YOUR NAME PIKE!!

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                          • #14
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                            go ahead misses.
                            ive not had a pair of these in near twenty yrs.
                            i remeber them being heavy.

                            what made u get them hun.
                            for a trip down memory lane.

                            Originally posted by culnara View Post
                            OMG, I'm still trying to justify to myself why I have just bought a pair of DM's offa Ebay for 160
                            FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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                            • #15
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                              Call me sad but here is my DM collection, I did have another pair of steel toecaps, but had to sell em for 20 when I fell on hard times
                              I Wish I had kept them now :cry:

                              Note to self, STOP buying Dr Marten boots

                              left to right - steel toecaps, fancy ones, New 14 highs, new Bones Boot, Old Faithfuls





                              The expensive ones

                              DON'T TELL HIM YOUR NAME PIKE!!

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