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Dr. Martens 8053 Reviews

122 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

71%Rated 5 stars

13%Rated 4 stars

9%Rated 3 stars

2%Rated 2 stars

5%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

76% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

55% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 117 8053 Dr. Martens Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 5, 2012

Matthew T

from Pittsfield, MA

These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever bought. I work on my feet all day and I would not buy any other shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 13, 2011

Bryan M

from Marion, Indiana

Very comfortable. Nice style for casual dress. Great for someone who walks a lot at work or is on your feet all day. Great price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 2, 2011

Anonymous

 

These are a little wider in the heel and forefoot than the ones I bought in 2005, which is fine with me. I've been looking for something more comfortable and better made than this shoe, but I ended up buying a second pair of the 8053. Even if they're not perfect, they just look great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 8, 2011

Anonymous

from Cincinnati

I have 2 pairs of this shoe, both purchased ten years ago. One pair I have worn regularly and the other less often to keep it looking nice. They are still going strong and I just bought a pair for my husband. They are very versatile and with the help of some balsam will look great for a long time. And of course they are super comfortable and just get better over time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 2, 2012

Theron Y

from Portland Oregon

This shoe is the best kitchen shoe I have ever had, but I'm not happy to see where they're made. My shoe size is 12 in the U.S., so I went with 10 in U.K., and they fit like a glove. I love them so far after two months. I will give them the test of time and see if they hold up.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

2 people found this review helpful  

July 4, 2011

Joe

 

Nice style, comfortable (as long as you're not walking for more than 4 hours). The right shoe is a little tight.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 27, 2012

Ted T

from Tampa, FL

These have a fantastic look and fit! They are great shoes for the restaurant I run. I find that they grip in almost everything that I may walk through. I would certainly recommend. They are dressy enough for my position yet highly functional and comfortable. They are outstanding!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 13, 2012

Harv

 

Very nice - Super comfortable. Been buying Doc Martens for years and this is my fave pair ever.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 11, 2012

Anonymous

 

Awesome work shoe if you are on your feet all day. I work 8 hours a day standing on hard carpet and these shoes always last the longest before they need to be replaced. Sturdy, comfortable, good looking shoe!

Brands I'd also recommend: Only Doc Martens!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 31, 2012

Terrel

from Phoenix, Arizona

This is the 3rd pair I've purchased since 2006, all from Zappos, averaging 3 years of wear per pair. I work 60 hours a week in a retail environment on concrete floors and couldn't do it without these shoes. They are comfortable from day one. You won't be disappointed!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 14, 2012

Jason B

from United States

Love, love, love. I have long been an admirer of the DM style and quality. I've owned similar styles of DMs before, and these have fully lived up to my expectations. They feel sturdy without being too heavy. They are uniquely styled without being ostentatious.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 28, 2012

Deb

from Virginia

Love these shoes! I have been looking for some black tie-shoes to wear with jeans. I am a female and was hesitant to try these for fear that they would make my feet look big but they don't. No half-sizes available but found that they run a little big so a half size smaller than what I usually take fit well. I didn't need to break them in at all; they were comfortable from the start.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 10, 2012

William

from Reno, Nevada

Awesome shoes that took some time to break in but now that they are, they feel great and will probably last quite awhile. Great with jeans and chinos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 6, 2012

Anonymous

from NJ

I have had many pairs of Dr Martens and they all have been great but I'm a little disappointed in these. Others say there is no break in...wrong. After two weeks of wearing these 5 days a week for 8 hours a day, they still hurt my feet and squeak like a mother. Everyone in my office jokes that they know when I'm coming b/c the can hear my shoes. Guess that's what happens when you have a shoe now made in China. Bummer with these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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July 18, 2017

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Anonymous

 

So durable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

June 15, 2017

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Benjamin N

from Idaho

This is a fantastic shoe! I first purchased this exact brand of shoe over 9 years ago. I wore it every day all day long. This shoe is finally wearing out to the point that I have decided to replace it. Since my first show held up, looked great, and lasted this long, I had to definitely purchase it again as a replacement. Great shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 8, 2017

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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Anonymous

 

Great pair of shoes highly recommended. Very comfortable

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 24, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Good, sturdy shoe. Just as described. Fit best with thicker socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 10, 2017

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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Anonymous

 

Big fan of Doc Marten boots and shoes. These fit true to size and were comfortable to wear from day one.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 3, 2017

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

These shoes were an excellent purchase. The size and comfort worked out exactly as ordered.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 26, 2016

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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Charlie

from Michigan

This is my third pair of Doc Martens, I wear them everyday at work, a lot of walking in and out of a body shop and walking through snow. These are my favorite pair so far. I did buy a good quality insole to help with my back problems. I would buy this pair again in a heart beat.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

December 26, 2016

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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Scott D

from MI

Good looking boot just ran a bit large for my wife. She normally takes a size 6 in tennis shoes but this ran about a whole size larger. I would buy again just the size smaller.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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December 15, 2016

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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Anonymous

from Brooklyn,NY

Very durable work and casual shoe. Great for winter months when you don't need a boot but a shoe to keep your feet warm and prevent slips and falls. Great with wool socks added comfort. Can't go wrong. I got ten in nappabnlavk and brown.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 3, 2016

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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William

from New Jersey (NJ)

Been wearing Doc's since 1995 and these the 8053's are one of the most comfortable styles I've owned. I was so impressed I order a 2nd pair a few days after receiving my initial order. Fit like a glove immediately. Soft leather, top quality mfg'ing. I'm also SUPER impressed with Zappo's overall service. I buy all of my shoes and sneakers from Zappo's....there's no better online company.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chippewa

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 5, 2016

Anonymous

from xo_aiishiite_ru@yahoo.com

I purchased these because I am very short and do not look good in boots because it shortens my legs even more but I love the style of chunky Dr. Martens boots. So these were perfect! I originally purchased these in a UK 6 (or US women's 8) because I usually wear an 7.5 US but it was WAY too big. I exchanged it for a UK 5 (or US women's 7) and it fit perfectly! It is initially stiff and needs breaking in but the leather is so nice and it's been comfortable thus far. LOVE IT!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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