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Dr. Martens 1461 Vegan 3-Eye Gibson Reviews

33 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

52%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

60% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

54% "Moderate arch support"

28 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/14/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Unbearable torture machines, until I bought 1 size up from my usual. Then they were great. I broke in a few tight spots with a hairdryer (it works because they're not pleather, not leather). 100% vegan = 100% awesome.

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/23/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I'm extremely picky about my shoes, and I've never ordered shoes online before, and I'm not sure that I will again. I only did because I'm trying to wear less leather (I don't eat cow, so why wear it?), and I couldn't find a good local source. I figured with Doc Martens reputation for comfortable shoes, I'd be okay. I don't know where that reputation comes with. 1. These shoes come with a couple mils of padding under the heel. That's it. Plan on ripping it out and putting in a proper insole. They run true-to-size (for me at least) as they come, but are too small once you put an insole in them, so you probably want to size up. 2. The back of the shoe -- like most men's dress shoes -- has a sharp edge that destroys socks and cuts into my upper heel. This is the main problem I have with most dress shoes, but I thought since they were Docs, they'd be different. No such luck. I wore them around the house for a couple days without incident, but when I finally thought they were comfortable enough, I wore them out and after walking literally a mile in them (that's my walk to the train), I was in pain. Unfortunately, by the time I got home at the end of the day, they were not fit to return. Maybe most men have heels made of leather, and having any sort of shoe is an improvement over going barefoot, so they aren't as picky as I am, but I just feel like I have another pair of shoes to add to my failed footwear collection.

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

I'm disappointed because I think the shoe is beautiful (and vegan, most importantly), but the sizing is bad. I ordered a women's 8 and it was way too big, so I then ordered a women's 7 and it was way too small. I ordered the Doc Marten comfort insoles because I read those would help with the sizing, but the 8s were still way too big even with the insoles. If Doc Marten made half sizes, I would buy many, many pairs of these shoes over the years. But without half sizes, I will have to take my business elsewhere. Such a bummer.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Buffalo, NY and Florida

PROS: They're Doc Martens! Sole is sturdy and gives some height. Vegan. CONS: Extremely and completely stiff--the sole, the sides, the top. Very tight toe box--could not move toes at all. No arch support. Very uncomfortable. Even after just trying them on, I could see where a wear crease would likely develop very soon and will probably crack the material in a short time.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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December 21, 2011

Joel G

from Shelburne, VT

Probably the most uncomfortable pair of vegetarian shoes I have ever worn. I really liked the vegan Earth shoes...when they were still making them...and have been spoiled by shoes that are so comfortable. These shoes, while looking nice, were actually hard to walk in. Some reviews said that they break in as you wear them, so I wore them for one day - I could hardly walk at the end of the day and I still have a recovering blister at the back of my heel where the left shoe was rubbing. Too late to return them - where are the good-looking comfortable vegan shoes for men?

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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March 8, 2012

Rachel

from Regina, SK

Vegan shoes are hard to find. First and foremost, I would like to give credit to Dr. Martens for providing a vegan shoe. However, this is the worst pair of shoes I have owned in my life. I have heels that are more comfortable. I have to wear these at work, and I wait tables, so I'm on my feet for at least 8 hours a day. These shoes have given me blisters on top of my blisters, and blisters in places that I've never had blisters before. The shoes are hard to get on, and the laces don't stay tied. I am actively and desperately trying to find another pair of non-leather shoes to wear at work.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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March 11, 2012

Robert S

from Longmont, CO

I like these shoes a great deal. They allow me to be fashionable without buying leather. They seem high quality and capable of good wear. Definitely recommend them after only a few weeks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 29, 2011

Anonymous

 

Very stylish and comfortable. Kind of wish they were not vegan friendly, just not the same.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 14, 2011

Jeremy G

from Minneapolis, MN

The shoes were a little snug at first, but after a short break-in period, they feel great and provide tons of support. I also like their versatility; they look good with jeans and slacks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 18, 2015

Nathan

from New Hampshire

For everyone that's vegan and getting these for all the right reasons... please stop complaining about how much they suck. How are we supposed to attract anyone to a vegan lifestyle if the first time anyone hears about veganism is here, and all the vegans are bashing the shoes? A couple of people have said that the heals really cut in to your heals... and most that said that seemed shocked. Well obviously you're an adult and have worn shoes before and know how to judge a shoe by its picture. If you have a problem with shoes cutting into your ankles, don't buy shoes with out ankle cushioning! And guess what?! There are a dozen other Dr Martins lines that have the exact same fitting and style/cut. Like any normal person who is all about being ethical and wanting a pair of nice, high quality shoes and doesn't want a precious animal to die for it, I ordered these. Turns out, I personally didn't like the ankle cut as well. So guess what I did? Instead of freaking out and giving it a bad review, I respectfully returned them for the tall version. And they are perfect! This low version just weren't for me. But that doesn't mean the vegan option is horrible. It just means that the people who purchased them and left a bad review are the same people who think they are world class critics find it their civic duty to leave a bad review on everything they didn't personal construct themselves. These shoes (tall or short) are fantastic. If you are dead set on ordering online, go to your local Dr Martin retailer and try a pair on first. If they don't have the vegan option, ask the sales attendant if you can try on the same cut/style in leather, just to get a feel for them. Man up, do what's right, and go vegan! It's the ethical thing to do! Also, for a casual experience, try Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81. This line by Asics is 99% vegan! I've only seen 2 or 3 that are not!

Brands I'd also recommend: Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 9, 2012

Chad F

from Albany, NY

They aren't the most comfortable shoes in the world. Inside the shoe, the heel has a little support and from the footbridge forward it's all cardboard. Also, I worry about the material not holding up over time. Other than that, they are fancy. And vegan. And pricey.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 18, 2012

Myk

from Chicago, IL

I really loved my Docs in high school. They were a great part of the '90s aesthetic. Fast forward 20 years and I'm now a vegan and was looking forward to having another pair of Docs as I always liked the sole and style. I am really disappointed! These shoes are very hard to break in. I have really torn up my heels trying to do so for a month and just decided to stop wearing them. I even had them professionally stretched and tried the blow dryer trick another reviewer posted. They just are stiff as ever. I guess that means they are durable though...which is rare for a vegan shoe. Still, I don't think I could go through losing the skin on my heels again for a pair of shoes.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 19, 2016

Nora V

from North Hills, San Fernando Valley

Bought for my vegetarian daughter. She adores the style. She said the shoe bends more as u walk and fold, but she then said. It's worth it. I know leather last longer and I don't care because every step I take makes me happy to be animal free!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 3, 2015

Cate B

from Las Vegas, NV

My vegan Dr. Martens are fantastic. They are well made, very comfortable, and vegan - everything you want in good shoes. Did I mention that they are vegan? I love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 1, 2015

David M

from Maryland

I'm very happy with these shoes. These are my first pair of vegan shoes since going vegan in February 2013. It's difficult to find a size 14 dress shoe that doesn't involve animal suffering. These are really comfortable and good looking. I got lots of good comments on them from my co-workers today. Nice! I wish you sold the brown version in size 14 as well. I'd buy it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 27, 2015

Tom L

 

Can't believe these are vegan! They're my favorite work shoe because you can also walk for miles in them and they're good for your feet. Thanks for letting me know when my size came in!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 28, 2015

Anonymous

from Salt Lake City, UT

I was all set to order this shoe, but then read in many of the reviews that they were difficult to break-in so I didn't complete the order. Two weeks ago I was in Seattle and visited another retailer. It was great to be able to try on different sizes. I wear a U.S. 12, but the UK 11 was too small so got a 13. Also, I went for the insole in a size 11. Makes all the difference in the world. I'm happy to say that after three or four wearings they are "broken in."

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 11, 2014

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes. they scraped up my heels at first, but after about 2 weeks these bad boys were broken in. So glad I didn't give up on them during that time. I've worn them practically every day for the past 6 months without a problem. I'm a woman's size 8.5 (US), so I took the advice of other peeps and ordered up to a UK7 - but they were way too big. Had to return them for UK6 and they are perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 12, 2013

Anonymous

 

These were exactly what I was hoping for. It was the classic Doc look. The fact that they are vegan was merely a coincidence. Not only do I eat lots of meat, I own many guns that I use to shoot animals that I find annoying and/or delicious. Nevertheless, these shoes are great. I have used them to dress up jeans and dress down suits. They are very comfortable once broken in, though I would not wear them on a date to the zoo the second time you wear them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 31, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love my Doc Martens. As advertised, they are great shoes. I am vegan and love that they have printed on the insole "suitable for vegans". Zappos got them to me overnight. Great service and customer care.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 20, 2013

Joseph D

 

Soles are far lighter than they look. Strong and can take a beating. I'm really rough on my shoes, especially the soles. I'll be buying another pair very soon.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 10, 2015

Anu C

from Rochester, NY

These are sturdy and nice looking. The is lots of room in the toe box and my toes are not squished. I added heel cushions for extra comfort. It is a heavy shoe.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 14, 2014

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

Shoes look great but I'm really hoping they break in. I've had to wear bandaids under my socks at the back of my my Achilles tendons for a couple weeks now to keep the shoes from digging in. And the toe box is fairly tight so I can't put any kind of insert in the shoes to make them more comfortable. But if you're like me and want a non-leather dressy work shoe, there aren't too many options.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vegetarian Shoes

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Champaign, IL

Be aware: This shoe is cut very narrow. I always wear a medium width (D); this is so narrow it hurts.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 18, 2012

Anonymous

 

Really sharp looking shoe. I've never had a complaint with a Doc Martens shoe...till now. These have taken multiple wearings to break in, with blisters on the back both my ankles to prove for it. You also need to order a half size up from your normal size, never down. Now that the shoe is broken in, I am really enjoying it.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 27, 2017

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Tim R

from Milwaukee, WI

Gonna echo what some others have said -- these are rough on the heels. First day wearing them with thick socks was.. ok. A week later, I wore them two days in a row with normal thinnish dress socks and had broken skin on both heels. Hoping either they or my heels get broken in a bit. Aside from that, they tend to run small.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 12, 2014

Bernard B

 

I just received these, but I'll be returning them. The length is fine (I ordered a half size larger because of they only come in whole sizes at my size range), but they fit really narrow across the toes.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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