Dr. Martens 3989 Reviews

93 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

50%Rated 5 stars

14%Rated 4 stars

23%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

14%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

74% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

64% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 22 3989 Dr. Martens Reviews

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February 11, 2013

V G

from Charlestown, RI

Speaking from my husband's point of view, he's in love with these shoes. We have been looking for a casual wing tip shoe for 2 years now. They are extremely well made & comfortable. True to size. Go for it, if its' what you're looking for.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 10, 2013

Disco M

from Aurora, CO

I have had a pair of Doc Martens in the past, so I knew what size to get. These shoes are very stylish and durable. I work on my feet and my last pair lasted 1½ years. I still wear the original pair on the weekend. I chose this model for its style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 30, 2013

S. L

from FLG

These are good shoes. None of that strange yellow stitching around the edge, chunky soles. Not much to the interior. I added a pair of orange Superfeet, and now the shoes seem perfect. Comfy, durable, handsome, what more could I want?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 15, 2012

Michael

from Michigan

This shoe is the perfect blend of classy with its wingtip design and sturdy with all leather upper and rugged sole. It has a wider toe box than most wingtips that I have tried. The sole is a bit chunkier than I would prefer, but looks good with chinos and jeans. In my job as a high school teacher, I want to look professional, but also be comfortable. These needed very little time to break in [about 2 days]. I wear them just about everyday at work. They can really handle rain and snow too. Give the construction, probably the last pair of dress shoes I will need to buy. Thanks Dr. Martens and thank you Zappos.com.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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December 11, 2012

Steve W

from Baltimore, MD

In typical Doc Marten fashion, these shoes take a few days to break in and conform to your foot. Once they do, however, they are amazing. Much more style and appeal than standard Gibsons, and they are far more comfortable than any other longwing style shoe I could find. My entire footwear wardrobe has just been reduced to these, NB 990's, and Merrell hiking boots.

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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December 5, 2012

Bill

from Jacksonville, FL

Love these shoes. Stylish and comfortable as all Dr Martens. I wear a size US 11. So - just a heads up to those with wide feet...these fit a bit more like a dress shoe than other Martens...so - they may be tighter than you would expect. If you wear a thicker sock and have a wider foot, then you may want to order a size wider than normal. Otherwise quality and comfort are superior to most others.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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November 6, 2012

Silvrmn

from Chicago

This is my third pair of Dr. Martens. About fifteen or twenty years ago I bought the black & white version of this model. And then about ten years ago I bought it in a brown (greasy?) finish. They were all comfortable right out of the box and still are. In between I've bought many other shoes from manufacturers like Mephisto, Allen-Edmonds, and Nike but none feels as good as this model. I'd buy more, but how many wingtips does anyone need?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 27, 2012

R

from DE

They are just what I hoped for. Built like tanks, and full of style. The leather is high grade and stiff to begin, but with conditioner and clear wax they are the bomb. I get on average 6 people per day comment, all positively, on the style and flair. They feel like they will last 10 years, just like my other Docs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 20, 2012

Gene S

from New York

Shoes are great! I love the look of them, and they are very comfortable. They look great with a pair of slacks or jeans! I'm very satisfied.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dr. Marten Boots

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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May 14, 2012

Vincent Y

from New York, NY

I'm a big Doc Marten's fan and actually were these shoes to the office. At eight years old, these are the oldest pair of shoes I own! I do a lot of walking and usually shoes just last a year. But these have defied the test of time and aside from needing a polish, still look brand new.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love the shoes. Remember, they are stiff and will take some time to break in. The rim of the shoe rubs against the the protruding bone on the outside of my ankle. I am wearing a band aid at the rub spots until the shoes loosen.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 3, 2015

Denise S

from United States

Super cute, even in women's size 11. One very slight issue is that the tongue of the shoe is very stiff, to the point of making the front of my right ankle sore from poking my ankle all day. I think it softens with age/use though.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 29, 2014

Mitchell D

from Charlotte, NC

This is the third pair of this style of shoe I have purchased in the last ten years - first time in brown. I have always had to break in the shoes a fair bit but these had particularly stiff leather. I had to do a rather thorough mink oil treatment to get the leather pliable enough to not create blisters on my slightly larger right foot. Once that was done - these shoes are great! Stylish, good support and good durability.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 13, 2012

Anonymous

from NC

This is my 4th pair of Dr. Martens shoes and I have to say this brand really lasts. However, for this pair of shoes, while style is still excellent, the quality is really not what it used to be. Outside they look great and well made but inside both shoes had insole lining that only went half way (only the back of the shoe covered). Inside the shoe, where the lining stopped, glue was visible all around the front of the shoes making them look unfinished. In addition, there was a big glob of glue inside one shoe. I am still keeping them but I would expect a lot better quality for the shoes that cost above $100. As for the fit, they run large, feel really roomy and require thicker sock. Would be excellent shoes for someone who needs wider and roomier fit.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 5, 2015

Craig K

from New York, NY

I love the look of these shoes, but, as other reviewers of Dr. Martens have noted, the ones manufactured outside of England show a noticeable drop-off in quality. The sole of my left shoe separated from the upper after only 5 1/2 months of light wear. I'm not talking about extreme sports here, just commuting to and from work by train. Zappos' customer service was awesome and replaced them; we'll see whether it was a one-off defect or a problem that replicated in the replacement pair.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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January 25, 2015

Anonymous

 

I nearly returned these shoes because of their questionable quality. The partial footbed was peeled back due to not being glued down adequately. This was without ever being worn! An excess of glue was used on one of the shoes, leaving an unattractive residue that can't be taken off without stripping the leather. It looks like dried snot! But blemishes aside, they are still really cool looking shoes. Just plan on buying a super cushioned footbed to slip in there for comfort and support. There's more than enough room to accommodate it.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 31, 2013

Jose R

from Landstuhl, Germany

Leather is hard. The shoe takes some time to break in. Wear around the house a few times before attempting to walk long distances. Other than that it is a great looking shoe and once broken in comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rockports

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 7, 2013

Steven

from chicago

These are outstanding looking shoes, classy with brogue. They are dressy but can also be worn with jeans. I loved the shoes the minute I unboxed them but boy are they uncomfortable. The leather, although of very high quality, is extremely stiff. I wore them around the house for a couple of weeks and no deal; they remained very unyielding and caused very sore blisters around the ankle, tendon area. My worst complaint, though, must be the weight. These shoes weigh a few pounds? I did not weigh them, but it is like walking with ankle weights. And I suffer from slight foot drop on my left, so that may not be representative of the usual buyer. But they are painful and very heavy. I cannot imagine having to walk a mile or more in these. They might just look great standing around and regretfully, their beautiful looks and construction did not persuade me to keep them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 17, 2012

Anonymous

 

5 stars for the upper. 1 star for the sole. I really liked these shoes, but after 1.5 years of wearing them the soles are worn smooth, and I cannot find anywhere to get a Dr Marten sole to replace them. The weld right at my arch blew out too. A cobbler near me will put a set of Vibrams on them, but I'm having a hard time justifying the $65 dollar cost. So comfort, fit, and look were fantastic, but I'm really disappointed in the sole. I have very flat feet, and these were very comfortable. If Dr. Marten had something in their "for life" line that I could wear to the office I'd be all over it.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 20, 2016

Steve

from Maryland

To be clear, I bought these shoes from a Dr. Martens store and not on Zappos. I am a long time Dr. Martens wearer and Dr. Martens is definitely not what they use to be. I purchase from Zappos often and wanted to warn potential purchasers they will not be getting the shoes they expect and the customer service from Dr. Martens is not the same as the past. Simply said, if you re expecting the legendary Dr. Martens, they no longer exist. Dr. Martens was purchased by private equity conglomerate Permira in late 2013. Permira is cashing in by marketing the legend and delivering a cheaper, lower quality product. As a 20+ year daily wear of Dr Martens, the new Dr Martens are of noticeably lesser quality and customer service is typical of conglomerates (i.e., pathetic). Purchased 2 pairs (boots and wingtips) at a Dr. Martens store recently, spending well over $400. They were a bit tight in the store, but knew Dr. Martens need to be broken in . Wore boots to car and shoes to work the next day for 3 hours until the blisters appeared. Got looking at shoes and realized the salesperson had provided me with a size smaller than I requested (same on boots). Both the shop and corporate response was, too bad, you wore them, they can t be exchanged . I can think of any number of lesser quality retail companies that would have exchanged these items without question. The sting is even greater since their own salesperson had a big hand in this transaction (personal lesson learned to be more careful: you are definitely on your own). I have always justified spending much more on Dr Martens because they last forever, they are extremely comfortable, and customer service was out of this world. However if you think you re buying that legend, you re not. You re paying a lot for just average shoes from a company cashing in on a name. I use to say proudly Dr. Martens are the only shoes anyone should own. I m very sad that I can no longer make this statement. There are pricey new Dr Martens sitting in a closet. There are a pair of 16 year old Dr. Martens on my feet. I was looking to replace the legends because the treads on the sole had worn down a bit and learned a hard lesson: they don t make Dr. Martens anymore and Dr. Martens could care less about its customers. Here s hoping the soles on the real Dr. Martens last a long time.

Brands I'd also recommend: Not sure

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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December 29, 2015

Matt M

from Nebraska

I bought these shoes just four months ago, (I started wearing them 60 days ago) and they are already worn out. The outsole is detaching from the body of the shoe. (Right now it is about a 4" tear) I am very disappointed, as I buy Dr. Martens for their durability, comfort and style, and these have worn out in less than 60 wears.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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May 7, 2014

D

from New York City

The leather on these is incredibly cheap it looks almost fake. For some reason the same model in the Doc Marten's store in New York City looked much better and more expensive. I bought these for work but stopped wearing them after two weeks because they did not look like real leather. They are also pretty hard on the ankles since they weigh a lot. These sit in the bottom of my closet.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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