Clothes of the Eighties, Doc Martins
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Sex: Both
Type of clothing: Shoes
When it was popular: 1984
Description: Acceptable with dresses
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Angela - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
The correct spelling would be Doc Martens, Dr. Martens boots. I first heard of these in about 1987 when I started getting into punk and goth. I recall my excitement when I finally managed to save up babysitting money and order a pair from England in 1989 when I was 13! haha They were 10 hole Docs in black, and later I had the 12 hole Oxblood red (which yes, were acceptable with dresses back then)! Most of my friends and classmates thought my boots were so weird but a few years later (about 1991-1992) the grunge era hit and everyone was wearing them. Then they started coming in brown and more conservative, low top styles. Docs were totally mainstream by the mid-90's.
fran76 - April 21, 2009 - Report this comment
My first were 12 Ox Blodd. I wore them w/a black & white betsy Johnson Mini Dress I bought from the BJ store in Chicago in 94. I also got the Docs across the streets at the Alley.
wakeupordie.com - June 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Wear them proudly!!http://www.marylandskinheads.com/
Jan Griffiths - February 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have Docs!! One of the most comfy shoe/boots around!!
Dean - July 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Where I lived (Texas), Doc Martens were big from the very end of the 80s through the mid-90s. I know they'd been big long before that in the UK. I remember that in the early 90s they were everywhere, worn with everything. Big, clunky, utilitarian work shoes like them could update any outfit at the time, from a nice dress to shorts. And they peaked in popularity about the same time bike shorts peaked in popularity, so you saw people in sleek, lycra bike shorts on top with clunky, black DMs on bottom. They were never comfortable on my feet, but a lot of people thought they were really easy to wear. A female friend of mine at the time had a pair of black cherry knee-high DM boots that laced up to the knee with a really long tongue.
Dnl - November 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Docs were popular amongst the punk rock girls in the second half of the '80s, and caught on with the rest of us in late '80s and early '90s. I still miss my oxbloods!
katy - January 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Ive still got my original docs from early 90s i have worn them to everything of siginifcance, even to the birth of my sons, im still wearing them now. i have looked after them and fully reccommended that everyones feet deserves to have them on their feet x

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