cookieOptions = {...}; secondhand rose: TWENTY-THREE/ dr. marten love

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

TWENTY-THREE/ dr. marten love

My collection of Dr. Martens is growing, slowly but surely. I consider myself very lucky because I've never paid full price for a pair. Don't get me wrong, I totally think they're worth the $120+ price tag and I wouldn't mind paying it if I had to and if I had the funds, but I've always lucked out with finding them secondhand.

The first pair that I ever owned are my black boots. My friends found them for me one day when they were at Value Village. They were only 14 bucks, they were my size, and they were in next to mint condition. I had to literally beat them with a hammer to stretch them and wear them out, but they fit like a glove. I wear them almost daily and I've worn them in the snow and cold, and I've worn them in the heat and humidity. They are without a doubt my go to boots and it's rare to see me without them. My feet can barely stand wearing anything else because they're just so comfortable. Some days I do switch it up though and wear my shoes by Dr. Martens. I bought my doc shoes off of somebody I know; she was looking to get rid of them and she knew I was desperately looking for a pair and bam, $20 later, they were mine. I love them and I generally wear them with outfits that don't really go with boots but I still need to comfort of docs. My most recent pair came into my work (I work in a consignment shop) on Monday. They're mint condition black velvet floral docs with a thinner sole, and they're so perfect I could cry. They're super comfortable and they aren't as bulky as my pair of Dr. Martens boots. I couldn't believe my eyes after seeing the price tag of only $40, I knew they had to come home with me.

All total I spent about $74 on my three pairs of Dr. Martens. This is an amazing steal seeing as a single pair brand new can cost double that, if not more. I feel like I've become a bit of a loser when it comes to footwear. When I was younger I'd wear any shoe, even if it didn't fit me. Heels, flats, sneakers, ect - I had quite the collection. Now I'm building up my collection of comfy shoes that actually fit! I never thought I'd see the day... I find myself buying a lot of shoes secondhand because they usually have very little wear on them and you can find fantastic brands for a quarter of the price they are new. Every time I go into a thrift store the shoe section is where I check first and I'm always on the hunt for new docs! 

All pictures were taken by me. This post is in no way affiliated with Dr. Martens, all thoughts are my own.


  1. I know this is unrelated, but I used to have that bed frame! gotta love Ikea :)

  2. Yes, yes, yes! I love Doc Martens! 6 months ago I started a blog, just because I had an idea about writing about my Docs! They are so comfy and versatile, and once you buy a few pairs, that's your winter shoes sorted out for the REST OF YOUR LIFE. Haha! You can read my article about them if you like:

    Thanks for writing x

  3. love them alll