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Dr. Martens 1914 W Reviews

51 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

72% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

57% "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.

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4 people found this review helpful  

December 28, 2011

Kat T

from State College, PA

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.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 30, 2011

Pennie M

from Washington State

Great quality product. Very satisfied with the service and the speed to which I received this product. I will purchase items in the future from Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 26, 2011

Kelsey

from Mead, OK

I love these shoes! They are perfect for my Daria Halloween costume! I get tons of compliments and they are true to measurements. I have wide legs and have trouble finding boots with a big enough shaft circumference and these did just the trick!

Brands I'd also recommend: Harley Davidson

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 1, 2011

Sioux

 

The boots look beautiful. The only negative is the break-in process. That was a bit painful! It only takes a day or two of wear, though. After that they're very comfortable!

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 6, 2011

Weatherup

 

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.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

These boots are incredibly comfortable and fit well. The style is a really fun jolt of punk that not intimidating. They make me feel like I can kick butt and take names, which was what I wanted. Loads of compliments. It would be fives all across except for a few small issues and the breaking in process left me with pronounced blisters over my Achilles tender. I had to put duct tape (better than moleskin) on the back of my ankle while I was breaking them in to keep the blisters down. Went away after about a week of continual use, but don't make your inaugural trip a long hike or it will be in some major ouch. I have short wide calves (I'm a size 14 womans) and there are gaps at the top of the boot between the tongue of the boot and the side when the boots are fully laced. It's a style issue rather than comfort. The laces are too short and they don't lace all the way to the top. Again, maybe a fat person issue, but finding new laces annoyed me.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 15, 2011

Anonymous

from new york, new york

Horrible fit, the length was my size but my foot couldn't even get in because of the width.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 15, 2011

Anonymous

from new york, new york

Horrible fit, the length was my size but my foot couldn't even get in because of the width.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Delaware

Much better looking than the picture. Bought these for my daughter for her wedding, plan to switch the laces out. The soles are clear/yellowish, not as dark as they look. They fit very well, but we have been told that they need a little breaking in, after that they should be perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 2, 2011

Lyn

from San Diego

I have these. fairly disappointed. The quality has gone downhill compared to the DM loafers I had. The leather on these is thin, seems plastic and scratches. Also the zipper broke in less than a year. What I like about DM's is the sole - they are really solid for me because I use them to ride my scooter in all weather. Too bad the upper is poor quality.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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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!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

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!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

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!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 3, 2011

Anonymous

from South Dakota

Very disappointing. I ordered this boot and had heard that the quality had really gone downhill compared to the Dr. Martens that were made years ago. These are made of a material that is very plastic and cheap, in my opinion. I'll be sending them back.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

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!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

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!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

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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2 people found this review helpful  

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!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

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!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 26, 2010

Kristy V

from Albuquerque, NM

These boots are so cute! They are very stiff when you first wear them. I have worn them only a few times and already they are loosening up. Just like other reviewers have said, they are a little larger than their stated size. I normally wear a 7½, so I ordered the 7 and they are perfect. The only negative that I have discovered from wearing these boots is that the stitching where the tongue is sewn onto the boot folds back while I put on the boots. This is extremely uncomfortable and I have to stuff my fingers into the boot and hold the stitching flat so I can insert my foot without it folding back. This is difficult to do, so it is an ordeal to get these boots on and have them feel comfortable. I hope that this will self-correct as the boots are worn more.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 26, 2010

Annie L

from Jefferson County, CO

Frankly, these reviews are confusing. Reviewers claim these run large; the pair I purchased for my daughter for Christmas cut off the circulation to her feet before she even tied them! And I didn't even size down, as many suggested! And why, if these run so large, do they require "breaking in?" Sounds like there should be plenty of room, without painful blisters, but this is not the case. We will try again with the next size up; thank goodness for free shipping both ways. I fear this will take a few tries.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

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!

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  

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!

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  

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!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 1, 2010

Laura R

from Jersey Shore, New Jersey

I love them, they are gorgeous leather and very comfortable. I wish they had a side zipper. They are a pain to unlace and re-lace. But they are perfection, otherwise.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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