Dr. Martens 1460 Reviews

549 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

0%Rated 5 stars

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16%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

71% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

62% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 203 1460 Dr. Martens Reviews

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June 17, 2010

Rob D

from Montana

These boots are very comfortable. They seem well built, but the leather is very thin and not of good quality. I think the overall quality was better when they were made in the U.K.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

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October 24, 2009

Lesa G

from Battle Ground, WA

I purchased these in the navy blue. The boots are really shiny and look almost plastic. The leather is very stiff; they will definitely need breaking in. I could only wear them for a couple of hours my first day in them. I will keep them, but I wish the leather was more supple.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

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October 21, 2009

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh, PA

I'm a pretty big fan of Dr. Martens in general, but found myself somewhat disappointed with these particular boots. I bought my usual size, and while the length and width were perfect (as usual), they don't lace up tight enough and are "loose" around the ankle. Going down to a smaller size might help, but then they might not fit my actual foot. Also, as others have mentioned, they've changed the pattern of the outsole. Overall, they look good and have good cushioning, but I can't recommend them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

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March 4, 2008

Craig

from NYC

A painful adjustment - I had a beloved pair of Docs like these years ago, and they were great, so I thought I'd revisit an old friend. The look is still the same, but I don't remember the break-in period being half as painful the last time around. This pair is, in no uncertain terms, the most painful pair of shoes/boots I've ever broken-in, to the point that I have to give myself a few days in between each wear. I don't know if that has anything to do with the shift in manufacturing from the UK to China (if you were expecting "The Original," you'll be disappointed), but these boots are absolutely KILLING my feet.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 23, 2008

Anonymous

 

Size is a problem - Love my old brown Docs that I’ve had for years and tried to get a new one in black but size is a definite problem. I am a size 6 but the shoe feels at least a half size too big that I have to try and compensate for with thick socks and cushion inserts. Tried going down a size and that was just too tight. Also, this "smooth" leather is really stiff --- have keep stomping on the whole thing to try and massage out the stiffness. Finally decided to try the smaller size in the nappa leather which was way softer. Wish I had gotten this shoe in with that leather but too late now.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 20, 2007

Abryant

from Oklahoma/Indiana, USA

Leather not as high quality as the old UK Docs - These shoes look as good as the old Docs, but the leather is of a lower quality. I am hoping after they break in that they feel similar to the other Docs I have owned.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

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October 1, 2006

Texile

from Washington, DC

Whoever changed the kind of leather they use should be fired - I love my Docs, and my old pair was finally really destroyed, so I ordered the same style & size. The other reviewers aren't kidding--sometime between 1998 and now, they've started using leather that's extremely stiff and painful and nearly impossible to break in. I wore mine to a movie, thinking that the walk through the parking lot would be a good short first breaking-in, and wound up with shoes in the same rock-hard condition they started out in, and bleeding calves. Not blisters; skin scraped off the back of my legs. I've been spending some time every night hitting them with a hammer on the floor, which seems to be helping. Otherwise, they're still Docs and still awesome, but don't expect to be able to wear them right out of the box.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 24, 2006

Greg

from New York

Legendary Price, but now Chinese Made? Have bought Doc's for over 25 years. They now make them in China and they are not the same. Wrote to the company and they said they had to move production to remain competitive. Unfortunately, these went from beautiful shoes made by craftsmen in the UK, to run of the mill Chinese footware. WalMart eat your heart out. Best part is, you still get to pay the premium price (just like the original Docs). Does this make sense?

Overall Rated:3 stars!

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July 18, 2006

Brian

from Ney York

I used to buy these years ago, and although the look is the same, the shoe has changed now that they are made in Asia, not the same quality they used to be. I think they run a little narrow as well.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

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April 20, 2006

Adam

from Massachusetts

Dr. Martens - They broke in very easily, within a couple of days. I purchased them primarily for riding my motorcycle, good thing because if you stand in them for to long you will definitely feel it. Overall, they perform well for what I purchased them for, so no real complaints here.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

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March 24, 2006

Anonymous

from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

still trying to break in - I've been wearing these docs for almost 2 weeks now, and they still aren't broken in. They feel really stiff and continue to give me blisters. Originally I got my usual size, but had to go down one because they were too big. They still feel a little big, and make my feet look huge! I'm beginning to regret purchasing these docs, which is a shame because I've wanted a pair of red doc martens boots forever.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Rocket Dog

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

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April 29, 2015

Mike F

from Norfolk, VA

I've worn Doc Martens for years. Bought two pair of the Originals and am highly disappointed. I don't even believe that they are leather. Looks more like plastic or vinyl. Uncomfortable and the one pair squeak horribly. I contacted Doc Marten with my concerns regarding the boots and they responded with their return policy regarding defects and/or damage. Thing is, it is not a defect or damage, it is like thinking your buying a BMW 5 Series but get a Pontiac Fiero.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

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October 16, 2013

Bill

from Spokane

I've been wearing Docs since the '90s. This is the second pair of boots I've gotten rid of. Anyone else have this issue? The heel cup top cuts into the achilles tendon. This is a serious problem. After walking all day it feels like a razor blade. I don't think it is confined to this style, as another style I had did the same. Don't get me wrong, these boots are beautiful! Amazing. Look just like the photo. But they are not comfortable. I know the pop sound as the ankle bends on the right boot would get to me over time, and the way the top of the boot digs into my calf. But right away I knew that breaking in wouldn't be enough. I'll be buying something not Docs next time. Wish they felt as great as they look, but I don't care how nice they are if they can't be worn all day. Now Keens are another story.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Patagonia, Teva, Birkenstock

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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September 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Bay Area, California

Other reviewers are right that the leather on these boots seems a lot like plastic. That's a bit unnerving, but the real problem with it is that the boots are super stiff, especially where the top hits my calf. I feel like I would injure myself walking down the street. So they're going back.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

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February 7, 2013

Thomas

from United States

I have three pairs of Dr Martens that I purchased in the early 80's and they still wear/look great. I bought a pair last year cheap Chinese imports and they wore out in nine months. BY THE UK VERSIONS...they are worth the price!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

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April 17, 2011

Anonymous

from SOuth Carolina

This boot was way too wide for my usually-medium width foot. I would hae had to wear two pairs of heavy socks to make them work.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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April 13, 2011

Jake D

from Roanoke, VA

These boots are cheap imitations of the English ones that lasted me from 1993 to 2001. The leather is flimsy and thin. I can't imagine these boots lasting a year with regular wear. The money is too much for these cheap, junky boots. I'd imagine the for life docs are the quality of the older ones, but they are twice the price. If you owned a pair of docs back in the day, these are no where near the quality you remember. They run a little big for me. A US 11 fits me perfectly. The UK 10 feels about 1/2 size too large. All that said, the footbed is mighty comfortable. Save your money for a pair of real doc martens. The standard issue ones are garbage.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

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December 4, 2010

Anonymous

 

The 1460 is a sweet boot, but feels a little small. I also cannot break this boot in. I'm about ready to run them over with a car a few times to break in. Otherwise I cannot count on wearing this boot for more than a few hours and when I know I don't have far to walk.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

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November 12, 2010

Anonymous

from Chicago

I bought these boots as riding boots for a girl scout camp, even though I'm only 12 years old. I used them well this summer, then had another camping trip about a month ago. After hiking for two days in them, my foot was bleeding, I had 3 blisters, and a numb big toe. It turns out I have nerve damage and had to wear tennis shoes for three weeks. Cute boots, but I promptly chucked them out the window in anger. Tennis shoes don't go with anything!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

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June 15, 2006

Bill C

from Charlotte, NC

Paper thin leather. They absolutely do not breathe, making them very sweaty. I have had a pair for 3 years. The leather has worn clean through in one place. Good points - they don't scuff floors, and they take a great shine.

Brands I'd also recommend: Altama, Bates, Danner

Overall Rated:2 stars!

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March 20, 2006

John C

from chicago

Docs gone bad - They used to be made in England and now they are not. So, they send them to be made in Asia to save money but the quality of the boot is now terrible. So, they saved money, but the boot costs the same and quality is worse. This is my last pair.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

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January 31, 2014

Anonymous

 

I think the quality of leather varies from boot style to boot style. I owned my first pair about 25 years ago and they were fine after having to break them in for a couple of weeks. I never took them off and wore them everywhere with most everything. Eventually they cracked on the bottom from being so worn out. then I bought an identical pair 10 years ago and they were terrible. they were labeled leather, but I still think they are not. They are at the bottom of my closet, hardest leather ever and money wasted. Now a month ago I bought a pair of "Aimille" boots in the brown and I love them. The softest leather and really nice and even a bit on the feminine side. I'm returning them for a smaller size, but that's the only thing wrong. The leather is fine and soft and no breaking in time needed.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

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December 26, 2012

R5bales

from Phoenix

I agree with the reviewer who said this boot looked like something out of Walmart. The leather looked like vinyl, felt like vinyl and behaved like vinyl. They felt clunky when I tried them on because there was no give in the leather. These Chinese made boots are at a low price point, but they are not the same English made boots we wore in the '90s. I am one who would rather pay a higher price for quality than a lower price for a substandard product.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

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January 25, 2011

Christian C

from Kansas City, Kansas

Very disappointed in the latest pair of Dr Marten 1460's. I have owned several pair of these boots all were excellent with the exception of the last pair I purchased. The sole began to separate on the left boot after owning them for 3 months. I appreciate Zappos generous return policy. These used to be a quality work boot that I would were for years. I am wondering if Dr Marten's quality control is going down. Have they changed the manufacturing process or location? If Dr Martens is going to produce crap like this then they need to cut the price by more than half. When the boots are back in stock I will reorder. If I get another bad pair, I will be leaving the brand.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

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January 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Union, IL.

I love the color! They come with 2 pairs of laces. One pair is black & the other is yellow. The comfort is an issue. I'm short (4'11") and the height of the boot is probably not ideal for me. They push into my calf and it is very painful. I assume this would get better after they are broken in. Also, they are very snug around the area of the foot just behind the bridge, but again I think this issue would be resolved after they are broken in because of the stretching of the leather. The width of the bridge is nice if you have wider feet. I have noticed the sizing seems to run very large. I normally can wear a girl's size 3 up to a woman's size 5. I purchased the size 5 (obviously). Overall, I think they are made to wear well, but I personally was very disappointed in the fit.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

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