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Dr. Martens 1461 W Reviews

47 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

66%Rated 5 stars

26%Rated 4 stars

6%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

2%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

68% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

55% "Moderate arch support"

46 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 42 1461 W Dr. Martens Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

September 15, 2011

Audrey S

from Maryland

I loved my last pair of DM oxfords so much that I wore them until my big toes wore through the top of the shoes and the soles flattened out. They lasted for years. I was excited to get these, and it feels like DM has changed the fit and feel for the better! I've been wearing DMs on and off for about 20 years now because of their comfort and durability. These feel really good, and I have a hard time finding great shoes due to a major foot injury plus subsequent surgeries. DM is still the great shoe that I've loved for so many years. And thanks to Zappos for their excellent customer service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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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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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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August 22, 2017

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Anonymous

 

I needed new shoes to work, as I spend long hours standing, and the flats I had were killing me. I had a pair of DrM in the past that lasted me forever so went and ordered these. I am extremely happy, they are super cute and comfortable. They need a bit of breaking for sure, but other than that, these are fantastic. Beautifully built and sturdy. I am a 7.5, and since they don't have half sizes, I got a US8. I would suggest to order up, not down. Ordering down would not leave room for socks, and also the first couple weeks would be painful. Mine are a tad bigger, but only enough to make them comfortable and winter sock appropriate. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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June 14, 2017

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Cindy

from California

I read the reviews on this shoe and noted the suggestion to order down to the nearest whole size. I have been buying shoes in 8 and 8.5 depending on the style and took the advice and ordered a size 8. I have a wider foot and will buy woman's "W" or "C" when available. The size 8 is perfect and the width is perfect as well. (I have a high instep and an average heel) Note: The tops of the backs hurt both feet on the first two wearings. I noticed I got blisters! I let the blisters heal before the third wearing and no longer have an issue. Oh, my right pinky toe is a long-time trouble maker and it was barking on the first two outings. I stuck a shoe stretcher into the shoe and cranked the stretcher to the widest position and left it in the shoe for a few days. I also rubbed the outside of the shoe at the point where that painful toe was hitting. The toe doesn't hurt anymore and I assume the shoe just needed a bit of a stretch and a softening of the leather. Love, love, love the soles of this shoe! The gum rubber (or whatever material this is) sole is like walking on a cloud. I recommend this shoe with the understanding you may need to "break-in" the shoe. Some shoes NEVER break-in but this one will and the patience is certainly worth the effort.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Teva

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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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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December 19, 2016

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Brenda

 

LOVE these hip shoes... they pretty much go with most everything. They are quite stiff out of the box. Especially the backs and I had to use band aides for awhile but they are great now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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October 27, 2016

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Pam C

from Austin, Texas

I love these shoes. I read the reviews and "true to size" seemed to be the consensus. So I wear a 6.5 and ordered the 7's. Too big!!! So I ordered the 6's and they're a perfect fit. I say if you're a half size, order down. Also, do not understand people who mentioned the shoes need breaking in. I think they comfy already and not rubbing anywhere.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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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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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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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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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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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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