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Dr. Martens 1461 W Reviews

41 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

74% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

50% "Moderate arch support"

40 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/24/10
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These are comfortable, but do need some breaking in. My only complaint about them is that there are no half sizes available. I usually wear either an 8 or an 8 1/2. The UK 6 was so small I couldn't get my foot in without pain, even with very thin socks. The UK 7 is too big, but with my orthotics and heavier socks they are very comfortable. I wouldn't wear them for a day long walk though. Dr. Martens, how about some half sizes?

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1 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/7/13
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

I bought this shoe to replace a pair I have had for about 10 years (heel was worn beyond repair). Unfortunately, they don't make them like they used to. The shoe is much more bulky and the back is so high it cut into the skin above my heel. It's now at the shoe maker. I am hoping he can make them wearable.

Additional 21 1461 W Dr. Martens Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

June 4, 2010

Abby p

 

Love these shoes! But admit had to take them to shoe repair shop before wearing to break down\/soften the heels. They hit at a perfect place for a painful blister. After softening them up, and wearing with socks and bandaids a few times, the shoes are comfortable and easy to wear. I normally wear a 6.5, and the size 4\'s fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 27, 2010

Anonymous

 

Love these shoes, always wanted a pair of Docs and finally have a pair, one day hopefully I can get a pair of the boots. One of the shoes is tight on the top of my foot, the tongue/laces area. Is that normal for Docs? It's only on one foot I've got this issue, I've never encountered that, never had that as a factor for breaking in a shoe. They do feel stiff but that's common with new shoes especially of this material.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2010

Anonymous

from York, Pennsylvania

Doc Marten's are great long wearing shoes. I have owed one pair for over twenty years. This pair will be my first with women's sizing. I like the adjusted arch support and the improved footbed. I have a wide foot. It appears that the shoe has a wide enough toe box.I'm still trying them out. I have not worn them out or off carpet as yet. I like Zappos 365 days return policy and fast shipping.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 2, 2010

Bonnie B

from Walled Lake, Mich

I received the shoes one day ahead of time which was great. The shoes were a bit uncomfortable the first week or so on my heels but soon after I broke them in. I love the white Doc Martens. They go with everything, especially my jeans!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 5, 2010

MARY

from MICHIGAN

These shoes are awesome. If you are a person that likes to be noticed, these are the shoes for you. I bought a pair directly from Dr. Martens and it took 2 weeks to arrive. Bought this pair from Zappos and came the next day. You can't beat that! Just a little note: If you are not familiar with Doc Martens, they are a little heavier then most shoes. And they don't have 1/2 sizes. I love Zappos. Their service is amazing. I will be a customer for life.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 19, 2009

Anonymous

from Bethesda, MD

This was my first purchase at Zappos. This was one of the best transactions I've had. The shipment was very fast and the product is as described. Bought these shoes before; they are one of the sturdiest pairs. They needed to be replaced not because of the wear and tear, but because my daughter outgrew her other pair. I have purchased again from Zappos and would highly recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 25, 2009

Anonymous

from Seattle

These shoes are a little masculine; however, I kind of like it. I love the style; however, I went through hell to try to break them in. I've had them for a couple weeks and they still aren't completely broken in. It probably takes a good month and a half or even two to break them in. Like other Docs, once you break them in, they are so comfortable.I bought this shoe in cherry and it looks great. I secretly want to buy the Pewter Koram Flash ones.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 8, 2009

Becky

from Takoma Park

Dr. Marten's oxfords - I'm so pleased Doc Marten's came out with an oxford without the yellow stitching. I can wear my comfy, sturdy Docs to the office. Hurray for removable insoles - my orthotics fit. My 1461s are a year old, I wear them daily and there's still little visible wear on the shoes. These, like my other Docs, should last for decades. Detracted one star on Look because although they are "unisex" and sold in the women's department, they do look rather masculine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 30, 2009

Midwest S

from West Texas

In this trend of minimal, barely covering your foot shoes, my Dr Marten's provide sturdiness and support with comfort and indestructibility. If it is your favorite shoe, you will have it until you become tired of wearing it. This white oxford will be my summer shoe for years to come.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks and Dr Martens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 19, 2008

Anonymous

from Urbana, Illinois

Doc Marten Oxford - Everything about this show and the order was excellent. The shoe is excellent for everyday and for dress.

Brands I'd also recommend: Doc Marten Oxford style 8309. If you carried it I'd purchase it immediately.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 19, 2007

Anonymous

from Albuquerque, NM

Awesome!! I've been waiting for Dr. Martens to make a dressier oxford shoe without the yellow stitching. Finally here it is! This shoe is very comfortable and well worth the money. I'm considering buying two pairs as I wear them for both work and play.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 6, 2012

DT G

from Upstate NY

These are iconic shoes in an awesome medium gray color but what I did not count on is how stiff and hard the leather is and it would probably have broken my feet in before I could get the shoes to fit properly. They are heavy and seem supportive enough in the sole but since the inset is not removable I could not use my orthotics and I noticed that there was a gap in the ankle area where I pronate. Too bad because it was a decent fit in heel and toe box.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 24, 2010

Ginny

from Piedmont, California

Great shoe! It comes out of the box pretty stiff and needs to soften up quite a bit before you can wear without heel protection. But perfect in every other way.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Donald J Pilner

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 16, 2009

Cat

 

Great all-around work/play shoes - I've got arthritis in my knees and have a hard time finding stylish funky shoes that also have enough support to get me through the day AND are nice enough to wear to the office. Hooray, these work. Give yourself a good two weeks to break in, though - they're not "out of the box" comfortable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 20, 2012

Lynn D

from Sarasota, FL

I had a foot injury in high school - no obvious fractures, but I've got a very high/painful instep. Changing shoes helps me. I go from MBTs to Doc Martens, sometimes wedge/platforms for short periods of time. I like to be 'different' and these are definitely for me - the sparkles are great, do not flake off & I wore them a full day the first time I put them on - my feet were very happy. Love my Martens!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 7, 2013

Marlene

from New York

I bought this shoe to replace a pair I have had for about 10 years (heel was worn beyond repair). Unfortunately, they don't make them like they used to. The shoe is much more bulky and the back is so high it cut into the skin above my heel. It's now at the shoe maker. I am hoping he can make them wearable.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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December 20, 2015

Arielle

from New York

Usually I am a 9.5-10 in shoes. I went with the 9 and they fit great. The 10 would definitely be too big - the 9 was a little snug at first but I broke in the shoes within 2-3 days. They're awesome.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 28, 2015

Ahighlanheritage

from Scotland

A great shoe that makes your feet look petit. A versatile shape makes this a great work shoe or casual walkabout. You will want to put they on everyday.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 21, 2015

Felicia P

from Long Island NY

I injured my ankle last Spring which has limited which shoes I may wear. After purchasing a pair of Doc M boots was pleasantly surprised at how much comfort they provided. I purchased these in an attempt to replicate that comfort. The leather is very stiff which causes a long break in period. I am still trying to soften that leather up. The quality of these shoes is really key. I would purchase them in every color if I could. The style is certainly not everyone's taste but I bought them for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 20, 2015

Anonymous

from New Orleans, LA

I had a pair of these for 10 years and they were always in top condition. I lost them in a move a few years ago and just ordered them again. They are exactly I remember. Take some breaking in but have that classic Docs look. I have a wide foot which means it usually takes me longer to break them in, but the 1461 W fit right the first time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 16, 2014

Alice G

from Charlotte, NC

Shopping at Zappos was amazing! The shoes were exactly what I wanted and shipping was so fast! Ordered them one day and got them almost the next day!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 13, 2014

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh

Bought for my daughter who loves it. The shoes are probably 1/2 size larger but I rated it a full size larger because Dr. Marten offers full size only. Not a fan of stiff shoes myself, I have to admit it's a looker on my daughter's feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 4, 2014

Rose S

 

I am always happy with Dr Martens. They produce shoes that appeal to my inner artist. I always receive compliments when I wear them. They can be dressed up or down.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 24, 2014

Ria C

from Tallahassee, FL

Get a size smaller...heel is wide. Had to send my first pair back. Great service from Zappos. Otherwise, comfortable but non boring shoes I can wear to work without getting dress code demerits. Break in took a couple of weeks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 9, 2014

Anonymous

from Winchester, Va

Absolutely love 'em. They do run large so had to re-order - but thanks to Zappos amazing service had the right size in no time at all. After 1 wearing they are one of the most comfortable pairs of oxfords I own. Highly recommend them.

Brands I'd also recommend: GH Bass

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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