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Dr. Martens 8053 Reviews

102 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

75% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

56% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 82 8053 Dr. Martens Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 5, 2012

Matthew T

from Pittsfield, MA

These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever bought. I work on my feet all day and I would not buy any other shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 13, 2011

Bryan M

from Marion, Indiana

Very comfortable. Nice style for casual dress. Great for someone who walks a lot at work or is on your feet all day. Great price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 2, 2011

Anonymous

 

These are a little wider in the heel and forefoot than the ones I bought in 2005, which is fine with me. I've been looking for something more comfortable and better made than this shoe, but I ended up buying a second pair of the 8053. Even if they're not perfect, they just look great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 8, 2011

Anonymous

from Cincinnati

I have 2 pairs of this shoe, both purchased ten years ago. One pair I have worn regularly and the other less often to keep it looking nice. They are still going strong and I just bought a pair for my husband. They are very versatile and with the help of some balsam will look great for a long time. And of course they are super comfortable and just get better over time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 2, 2012

Theron Y

from Portland Oregon

This shoe is the best kitchen shoe I have ever had, but I'm not happy to see where they're made. My shoe size is 12 in the U.S., so I went with 10 in U.K., and they fit like a glove. I love them so far after two months. I will give them the test of time and see if they hold up.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 4, 2011

Joe

 

Nice style, comfortable (as long as you're not walking for more than 4 hours). The right shoe is a little tight.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 27, 2012

Ted T

from Tampa, FL

These have a fantastic look and fit! They are great shoes for the restaurant I run. I find that they grip in almost everything that I may walk through. I would certainly recommend. They are dressy enough for my position yet highly functional and comfortable. They are outstanding!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 13, 2012

Harv

 

Very nice - Super comfortable. Been buying Doc Martens for years and this is my fave pair ever.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 11, 2012

Anonymous

 

Awesome work shoe if you are on your feet all day. I work 8 hours a day standing on hard carpet and these shoes always last the longest before they need to be replaced. Sturdy, comfortable, good looking shoe!

Brands I'd also recommend: Only Doc Martens!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 31, 2012

Terrel

from Phoenix, Arizona

This is the 3rd pair I've purchased since 2006, all from Zappos, averaging 3 years of wear per pair. I work 60 hours a week in a retail environment on concrete floors and couldn't do it without these shoes. They are comfortable from day one. You won't be disappointed!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 14, 2012

Jason B

from United States

Love, love, love. I have long been an admirer of the DM style and quality. I've owned similar styles of DMs before, and these have fully lived up to my expectations. They feel sturdy without being too heavy. They are uniquely styled without being ostentatious.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 28, 2012

Deb

from Virginia

Love these shoes! I have been looking for some black tie-shoes to wear with jeans. I am a female and was hesitant to try these for fear that they would make my feet look big but they don't. No half-sizes available but found that they run a little big so a half size smaller than what I usually take fit well. I didn't need to break them in at all; they were comfortable from the start.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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April 10, 2012

William

from Reno, Nevada

Awesome shoes that took some time to break in but now that they are, they feel great and will probably last quite awhile. Great with jeans and chinos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 6, 2012

Anonymous

from NJ

I have had many pairs of Dr Martens and they all have been great but I'm a little disappointed in these. Others say there is no break in...wrong. After two weeks of wearing these 5 days a week for 8 hours a day, they still hurt my feet and squeak like a mother. Everyone in my office jokes that they know when I'm coming b/c the can hear my shoes. Guess that's what happens when you have a shoe now made in China. Bummer with these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 29, 2016

Anonymous

 

I'm a shoe guy. I probably have over thirty pairs (I know...I have a problem). Point is, that of all those shoes, most of which I love, these guys are my favorite. I don't wear sneakers in public, but these are the go-to shoes for jeans. They're perfect with denim. They're also extremely comfortable and hold up well. I've had mine now for three years and except for some very minor wear and tear, they look nearly brand new. These are not dressy. They're very utilitarian, and I'd feel silly wearing them with nice clothes, but they are absolutely perfect for work or dressing down. I love them so much that even being on this page writing this review, even though the ones I have are nearly mint, I'm very tempted to pick up another pair just in case they decide to discontinue them someday. I have two pairs, the black, and the Gaucho. I love them both but I rarely wear the Gaucho; it's an attractive shoe but the leather is sort of an oiled leather (it reminds me of oilcloth, if you know what that is), which I like, but doesn't seem to hold up to rough wear as well as the black does. Any scuff on the Gaucho is immediately noticed. Sure, you can rub the nap of the leather back down and easily solve most cosmetic problems, but with the black that's unnecessary - they can take a lot more abuse and come up smiling.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 21, 2016

Lee B

from Jacksonville, FL

I bought these for my husband who works in IT for a hospital company. He is on his feet, walking all over most of the day. Since the first day he wore these on the job, he says they have been VERY comfortable and didn't require any break-in period. He says that his feet and legs and back feel much better since wearing these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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February 21, 2016

David O

from St. Louis, Missouri

This is the nicest pair of shoes I've ever owned. I was a guy who bought a $60-80 pair of shoes every two years and thought that was fine. Now I know it is worth it to spend more for quality shoes. These shoes ooze quality from top to bottom, and are very well made. If you are someone who needs arch support, you will probably want a different insole, which is great because they're removable. I personally do fine without the arch support. Very high quality, impressive shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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February 1, 2016

Anonymous

from St. Louis, Missouri

Taking a trip in the near future that will require lots of walking, nothing better a good, solid pair of Dr. Martens will do! No "breaking in" period necessary with this pair. Zappos rocks with quick and free shipment options...creating a very satisfied customer, along with the superb customer service is the reason I return again and again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 8, 2016

Kristina A

from Shreveport, LA

I have been wearing these shoes for about a week and absolutely love them. I walk around on concrete all day and at the end of the day my feet and legs usually hurt but not since I've been wearing these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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January 2, 2016

Karhy L

from MA

Excellent customer service and quick delivery. When no one else had these shoes in the size I needed, Zappos did. Such a good experience that I ordered a pair of boots. Great service then too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 4, 2015

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes! I got it the very next day and shipping was free. I cannot believe that this is the first pair of Dr. Martens that I have purchased. Day one I wore the shoes on my 10 hour shift. They were very comfortable. I had no issues. I am purchasing a second pair. Zappos, your customer service is flawless!

Brands I'd also recommend: None only Dr. Martins

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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December 2, 2015

Melissa H

from Michigan

These shoes are COMFORTABLE right out of the box. There is the usual "new shoe" stiffness in the leather, but I expect that to break in in no time. The soles offer outstanding support and walk-ability. I am a little put off by the "greasy" appearance and texture of the leather, but I am going to go after that with some saddle soap to see if I can make the shoe take a good polish.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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November 11, 2015

Lisa D

from Chicago, Illinois

Second pair of this style purchased for my husband. He loves them. He walks quite during his daily commute and these have been really comfortable and sturdy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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September 17, 2015

Douflas d

from south carolina

The fit was good and comfortable. The soles are the same in a work boot that I ordered and they have lasted a long time walking on gravel roads that eat up other soles.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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September 15, 2015

Mike H

 

These are really solidly built shoe. They are comfortable but heavy. They are breaking in quite nicely and quickly. They provide decent arch support. I have actually gotten compliments on them which is weird. Who compliments a dude's shoes? Minus two to stealth, though. They squeak when you walk down the hall. I am hoping that will go away otherwise I will never be able to sneak out of work early again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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