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Dr. Martens 1914 W Reviews

51 reviews
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Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

79% "Moderate arch support"

48 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/28/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Love these boots! A little expensive, but completely worth it. They've taken me longer than expected to wear in, but now they're really comfortable and look cute with more than I expected. Great for walking around campus and chasing zombies.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/6/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I'm not even trying them on. They look like plastic. I don't understand why because the interior is obviously leather, but the exterior looks like cheap, smooth plastic. I'm so disappointed. I couldn't wait for these to arrive. I had these boots 15-20 years ago and the leather was beautiful. I've written to Dr. Martens to find out if it's only this particular version, if maybe the "vintage" version has the nice leather, but yeah, what's with the plastic looking boots? Yuk. Totally sending them back.

Additional 31 1914 W Dr. Martens Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 31, 2011

Anna t

from new york, ny

Great boots! Didn't run large for me, but the stitching in the middle gets uncomfortable after a few hours. Look good with jeans and tights alike!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 7, 2011

Anonymous

from So Cal

All the previous reviews about these shoes, are correct. They run big and they are very hard to break in. I still love them though. I have to put some insoles in them to make a little easier to break in. I get so many compliments on them whenever I wear them. I cant wait to break them in so I can wear them for long periods of time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 4, 2011

Anonymous

from memphis TN

I love these shoes. I am on my feet most of the day, and I have to wear custom-made orthotics because of an arthritic condition in my big toe. These shoes are perfect; plenty of room for inserts or orthotics, look great for work or dressing up. Super comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: naturalizer, doc martens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 1, 2011

Anonymous

 

I purchased these boots as a gift for my niece. She absolutely loves them. Thank you.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 20, 2011

Anonymous

from Long Island, NY

I bought them and had them shipped to my daughter at college. No problems whatsoever and she absolutely loved them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Steve Madden

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 17, 2011

Jim L

from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bought these as a gift -- recipient wears them 24/7 now and loves them. Service from Zappos was amazing, even pushing close to the Christmas deadline. You guys rock!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 15, 2011

Anonymous

 

Terrific! The only problem I have is that they take a while to break in. Zappos shipping saw super fast.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 28, 2010

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

Great boot for my 18 year old daughter and run true to size. I listened to some of the other reviews and went one size up and should have got her a US 7. Remind me of my youth in the 80's I wanted to put them on with a mini skirt and listen to New Order and the Cure all day long.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 30, 2010

Kiana S

from Las Vegas, Nevada

I love them. I bought them to wear to work because I work on concrete and the only problem I have had is coming up with more outfits to wear them with. Breaking them in wasn't much of a problem because I used "Wonder Balsam" twice daily and stretched them. There are good breaking in tips online and some crummy ones. I personally only used dry methods. Yes they do look like combat boots but they are still rock and roll.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 23, 2010

Liz P

from Arlington, Texas

Like others have said, they take about two weeks of solid wear to break in. But I wear them almost everyday with no problems now! They are great with skinny jeans, skirts, and dresses. The only pain I felt was behind my ankles when I was breaking them in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 8, 2010

Anonymous

from Northern California

These boots are fabulous! I'm actually still breaking them in (got a few blisters on left heel), but I can tell already that once they are fully broken in, they will be amazing! They're gorgeous, kick-butt, and really sturdy and well-crafted. These will last years and years. They are waterproof and slip resistant. It's become a fun ritual lacing them up (takes about 5 minutes). Love them! Worth the money! Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 16, 2010

Casey J

 

I love these boots. You must take care to break them in though; I did this by wearing them a couple hours at a time around the house, doing the occasional squat and bending the toes, for a couple of days. Then I moved on to short walks and outings, then slightly longer ones, and now I can wear them on all-night bartending shifts. They are totally comfortable, and best of all, not a single person will mess with you while you wear them. They are a good height for me and come slightly more than halfway up my calf, but I am quite tall (5'9"). If you're looking for boots for a Daria costume (part of the reason I bought them) these look perfect for people of my height. Shorter people might want to go for the 10- or 8-hole boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 11, 2010

Anonymous

from Asheville

Love. Took a few days to break them in, but I work in the restaurant business and broke them in during a busy weekend at work, and now they are so awesome I feel like I'm flying when I wear them! Great tread for anyone considering them for a work shoe. Terribly comfy! They take a minute to get on and off because they don't have a side zipper, but in my opinion a zipper on a boot that already has laces is a cop out! Cheers!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 25, 2010

Anonymous

 

I love these boots, although they take a really long time to break in, and they really hurt during the process. I am looking forward to cooler weather, so I can wear wool socks to protect my ankles.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 14, 2010

Alex R

from Virginia

My Black Docs just came in the mail today and I'll say, I'm in love! They are so cute & being obsessed with clothes I tried them on with everything. Flirty skirts, shorts, floral dresses, skinny jeans - and they look so great! I'll admit I was a little scared because I don't own anything like this kind of boots but they are just awesome! They are really stiff though but I ordered the Wonder Shoe Balsam also so I'm sure that will help. Plus the fact that I won't take them off I'm sure breaking in will take no time at all. Normally I wear a 7.5-8 but I read these run large so I went a size down. Ordered a womens 7 and they fit perfectly! Just some advice: Order them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 29, 2010

Anonymous

 

This is byfar the best thing I have ever spent money on. I have legitamateley worn them everyday since I bought them. They\'re extremeley comfortable and take little time to break in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 29, 2010

Anonymous

from Pennsylvania

Amazing. Absolutely amazing. I fell in love with these the second they arrived. I just can\'t wait until the leather is fully broken in and I can walk up and down stairs without any rubbing, along with sore heels and ankles. Still, awesome. I highly recommend these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 7, 2010

Anonymous

from NYC

These boots are the best! I searched high and low for boots that are trendy enough for skinny jeans and flirty skirts and dresses, but still punky and edgy enough to not look like everyone else on the street. They run a little large - I regularly wear a 7 and bought a UK 5 in these boots and they are still a bit loose in the toe area. And like other reviewers have said, take about a week or two to break in, but it’s nothing that a couple pairs of socks and bandaids won’t cure.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 30, 2009

Denise J

from New Jersey

I loved the ease of ordering from your website. My daughter loved them on Christmas Morning. I ordered them one evening and had them the next day. I couldn't believe it. I would definitely order from Zappos again in a heartbeat!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 30, 2009

Liz H

from Philadelphia, PA

I am a definite Doc Martin fan, having grown up wearing the greasy leather ankle boots. I wanted soemthing a little different and these are perfect! They are mid-calf so you can wear them with many different skirt lengths. The color is very close to the Ox Blood so it is not super bright like the name would suggest. Two points to note: 1) This is the surface-dyed leather so it is stiffer and harder to break in than the greasy leather and you will want to keep polish of this color around to cover up scuffs. 2) Docs run large so order the smaller size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Steve Madden, Saucony

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 18, 2009

Anonymous

from Massachusetts, USA

Great boot, classic style. Runs true-to-size, with a relatively comfy insole. They're stiff for the first several wearings, but they ease up after a bit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 4, 2009

Anonymous

from Cincinnati, OH

These rockin' boots were everything they were advertised and that I dreamed they would be. Arrived quickly, safe and sound, and were awesome to behold. They do take a little breaking in before they will "bend to your will," but danged if they didn't look hot with my denim shorts just the same. If you've been wanting these classic Docs, don't wait, order them now!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 25, 2009

Amanda

from Washington DC

Love 'em! I love these boots! They're my first pair, but certainly not my last. I get compliments on them everywhere I go, and I can wear them anywhere with anything! The red color is great too...subtle but there. Super comfortable- I can wear them all day and my feet will be fine. The break in period (about 2 weeks) is a bit painful but definitely worth it! :)

Brands I'd also recommend: Any other Docs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 24, 2009

Paul L

from Flagstaff, AZ

I adore these docs!! When you first wear them, they are a little stiff but can be broken in with constant wear. Since I’m always standing at work, never sitting, these boots are way comfy!!! And they look great with skirts, skinny jeans or regular jeans. I also call my docs my concert boots cause they are good for that type of environment :D

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 27, 2008

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

Love 'em! It's a commitment to lace these up but they are the most comfortable pair of boots I've ever worn. I bought them for the tread thinking they'd be good on ice and they are... and good on snow and very comfortable. Love the red color too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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