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Dr. Martens 3989

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  • A classic reinvented! Dr. Martens® brought in new materials without compromising its classic style.
  • Features Savoy type leather uppers for lasting durability.
  • Classic wingtip design.
  • Signature Dr. Martens® welted construction for rugged toughness.
  • Trans PVC outsole for maintaining grip.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 14 in
    • Weight: 1 lb 1 oz
    • Platform Height: 12 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size UK 3 (Women's 5), width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

74% Felt true to size
  • 5% Full size too large
  • 20% Half size too Large
  • 74% True to size
  • 1% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
86% Felt true to width
  • 86% Felt true to width
  • 5% Felt narrower than marked
  • 9% Felt wider than marked
62% Moderate arch support
  • 23% Excellent arch support
  • 62% Moderate arch support
  • 14% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • A classic reinvented! Dr. Martens® brought in new materials without compromising its classic style.
  • Features Savoy type leather uppers for lasting durability.
  • Classic wingtip design.
  • Signature Dr. Martens® welted construction for rugged toughness.
  • Trans PVC outsole for maintaining grip.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 14 in
    • Weight: 1 lb 1 oz
    • Platform Height: 12 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size UK 3 (Women's 5), width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Dr. Martens 3989

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 88 reviews.

Top Positive Review

5 people found this review helpful.

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I've been wearing Doc Martens for the past 15 years almost exclusively, owning about 8 or 9 models among boots and shoes. The model 3989 in black is yet another member of the family of Docs and my third pair of non-England made shoes. My Docs have had an average life span of about 5-7 yrs. depending on use. Docs are known to be very tough shoes. I have noticed a certain decline in quality and less attention to detail and craftsmanship in my newer shoes. The non-England made shoe is a harder wear and lacks past finesse in the way the shoe conforms and fits to the foot. Even the 3989 is somehow an easy shoe to wear, much superior and easier than my last pair of steel toe Docs which completely refused to be tamed and wore hard on the feet even after 5 yrs of use. The 3989 has good looks, cleans readily with a brush without the need of shoe polish. I found that the eyelets are very tight on the shoelaces making them slide with difficulty thus is a difficult shoe to get in and out of as yet. I expect that they should loosen with time or maybe take them to a shoe shop to have them bored cleaned. This is a result of yet another cost cutter on eyelets. The old ones used to be made of metal maybe bronze and were good looking and covered the eye inside and out. The new ones are tiny and only show metal from the inside. Overall this a Doc shoe with a drop on quality and finesse, not as good as the old ones. It still has the distinctive good looks of classic Martens and is worth owning. But I do miss the quality of old Docs and wish the company will put more attention into their manufacturing process as they used to so as to bring back the top quality of such great shoes.

Read more » « Show less May 25, 2009 by Aldo L
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Top Critical Review

1 person found this review helpful.

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Zappos service was great, but shoes were uncomfortable. Leather around ankle very stiff.

Read more » « Show less December 15, 2010 by Anonymous
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Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love the look of these shoes, but, as other reviewers of Dr. Martens have noted, the ones manufactured outside of England show a noticeable drop-off in quality. The sole of my left shoe separated from the upper after only 5 1/2 months of light wear. I'm not talking about extreme sports here, just commuting to and from work by train. Zappos' customer service was awesome and replaced them; we'll see whether it was a one-off defect or a problem that replicated in the replacement pair.

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  • - customer
  • from New York, NY
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Super cute, even in women's size 11. One very slight issue is that the tongue of the shoe is very stiff, to the point of making the front of my right ankle sore from poking my ankle all day. I think it softens with age/use though.

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  • - customer
  • from United States
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes you can dress up (with a suit) or dress down. Very comfortable to wear all day. Zappos was also very quick with the delivery.

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  • - customer
  • from missouri
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I nearly returned these shoes because of their questionable quality. The partial footbed was peeled back due to not being glued down adequately. This was without ever being worn! An excess of glue was used on one of the shoes, leaving an unattractive residue that can't be taken off without stripping the leather. It looks like dried snot! But blemishes aside, they are still really cool looking shoes. Just plan on buying a super cushioned footbed to slip in there for comfort and support. There's more than enough room to accommodate it.

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Felt a half size larger than marked

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Moderate arch support

  • - customer
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love these shoes! I normally wear a 9 wide in most all sneakers (that have wide available). I ordered a size 10 in this shoe because, as you know, Dr Martens do not come in half sizes and I was trying to compensate. They are very comfortable and I have received numerous compliments. Now...Zappos, unbelievable speed in shipping the shoes and the best customer service. I'll definitely search Zappos first, for my next Internet order. My most sincere thanks to you Zappos.

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  • - customer
  • from Sumpter, South Carolina
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