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post #181 of 273
So before polishing my boots tonight, I hit them with a bit of conditioner.

When I rubbed it off it seemed that a few bits of polish followed it off, and I can't seem to figure out how to fix it.



Anyone have any ideas on what I should do? It is right on the vamp.
post #182 of 273
To me, putting on a pair of docs is kinda like putting on a uniform. Its a little bit more of a "statement" than I like to make. No offense to anyone who feels differently.

I do like them on girls though.
post #183 of 273
Like the black 50th Anniversary 1461's so much, I just ordered them in cherry red. There's a 35% off coupon with free shipping floating around if anyone feels the need for a new pair.
post #184 of 273
Really liking the black Doc boots I'm seeing in this thread.

Quick question: Are these good for heavy, slippery, wet winters? I'm looking for a pair of boots that can last me this upcoming NYC winter.

Thanks.
post #185 of 273
I own no doc martens and am considering 1460s in black. Should i go with smooth or nappa leather?
post #186 of 273
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Originally Posted by Vecna View Post
I own no doc martens and am considering 1460s in black. Should i go with smooth or nappa leather?

I'd do the smooth vintage, which are still made in England. Plus, with the 35% coupon, it would be teh same price as the made in China ones.
post #187 of 273
@ Kmarriner: not really sure what you did, but did you pile up the polish (i.e., layers on top of layers) without giving it a chance to cure? Also, base layers sometimes crack. If so, you'll have to strip it down and start afresh. The British military do this all the time to their boots (i.e., strip down, give them a good conditioning, brushing off the dirt, etc and polish up to a shine). It's easy to do, but if you're uncomfortable with this, just take your boots to a cobbler who can fix it up for you. @pseudonym: I don't know about today's Docs, but back in the day we'd mink oil them for winter and they were fine for all but those heavy snow/slushy mess days, and I'm talking about CDN winters. In NYC, you should be ok w/ heavy (i.e., full grain), oil and waxy leathers, having proper soles (non-slip thick rubber, as they are). Wear with proper socks so your toes don't get cold (i.e, thick and warm, like wool, etc., though there are also sheepskin and other thermal inserts on the market these days). Just be careful not to drag leather shoes/boots through salty-slushy messes, though--they can die of thirst. (Soaking cold feet isn't good, and the salt can dry out leather, etc.). That said, I think Doc has a winter line of boots, no? If you like the style, might want to check it out. EDIT: kmarriner, just thought I'd add that the easiest way to strip polish off your boots is to hold them over a boiling kettle to let the hot stream loosen the polish. You can then gently rub the polish off using a cloth. (It's how cadets do it
post #188 of 273
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Originally Posted by Avocat View Post
@ Kmarriner: not really sure what you did, but did you pile up the polish (i.e., layers on top of layers) without giving it a chance to cure? Also, base layers sometimes crack. If so, you'll have to strip it down and start afresh. The British military do this all the time to their boots (i.e., strip down, give them a good conditioning, brushing off the dirt, etc and polish up to a shine). It's easy to do, but if you're uncomfortable with this, just take your boots to a cobbler who can fix it up for you.

@pseudonym: I don't know about today's Docs, but back in the day we'd mink oil them for winter and they were fine for all but those heavy snow/slushy mess days, and I'm talking about CDN winters. In NYC, you should be ok w/ heavy (i.e., full grain), oil and waxy leathers, having proper soles (non-slip thick rubber, as they are). Wear with proper socks so your toes don't get cold (i.e, thick and warm, like wool, etc., though there are also sheepskin and other thermal inserts on the market these days). Just be careful not to drag leather shoes/boots through salty-slushy messes, though--they can die of thirst. (Soaking cold feet isn't good, and the salt can dry out leather, etc.).

That said, I think Doc has a winter line of boots, no? If you like the style, might want to check it out.

EDIT: kmarriner, just thought I'd add that the easiest way to strip polish off your boots is to hold them over a boiling kettle to let the hot stream loosen the polish. You can then gently rub the polish off using a cloth. (It's how cadets do it

It was actually the bottom finish on the leather, They are replacing the boots for me.
post #189 of 273
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It was actually the bottom finish on the leather, They are replacing the boots for me.

Yeah, it was difficult to tell what was going on with your boots there. Sorry to hear that it's a defect, but always wonderful to hear when a company takes full responsibility and issues a replacement without any drama. Here's hoping you get your replacement boots ASAP, and to many years of enjoyment
post #190 of 273
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Originally Posted by pseudonym View Post
Really liking the black Doc boots I'm seeing in this thread.

Quick question: Are these good for heavy, slippery, wet winters? I'm looking for a pair of boots that can last me this upcoming NYC winter.

Thanks.

Absolutely not. Worst Fucking Traction Ever.

When I was a poor student (read; all spare money went to beer) I wore docs almost exclusively for years and in our Ottawa winters my group of friends had an acronym for all the bruised hips and cracked elbows that could be attributed to greasy footwear.

"D.W.I." Doc Winter Injury.

Ranger sole is obviously a bit better, but the sole material just doesn't deal well with cold.

fwiw, Blundstones, despite a weak looking tread have amazing traction in snow/ice/slush.
post #191 of 273
Kark, he lives in NYC, not northern Canada. NYC doesn't have snow like Toronto (which is like Connecticut), much less Ottawa or Montreal (where it's icy cold and where the wind and snow doth blow). It's mild in NYC, not being the same at all. Docs have a ranger sole which is grippy, and with socks he'll be fine (it's just not that cold in NYC, but I wouldn't wear them in Ottawa this is true). They've a winter line, as do Blunds (Blunds work, too). Ah, but you wore regular Docs in Ottawa winters? Well, at least you had the alcohol in your system to keep you warm--that was good thinking, er ...
post #192 of 273
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Originally Posted by Avocat View Post
Kark, he lives in NYC, not northern Canada.

NYC doesn't have snow like Toronto (which is like Connecticut), much less Ottawa or Montreal (where it's icy cold and where the wind and snow doth blow). It's mild in NYC, not being the same at all.

Docs have a ranger sole which is grippy, and with socks he'll be fine (it's just not that cold in NYC, but I wouldn't wear them in Ottawa this is true). They've a winter line, as do Blunds (Blunds work, too).

Ah, but you wore regular Docs in Ottawa winters? Well, at least you had the alcohol in your system to keep you warm--that was good thinking, er ...

Point taken. I read the "heavy, slippery, wet winters" reference and envisioned my own version of what that means, and in the flood of remembered wipe outs I failed to factor in the actual locale. oops!

So, yeah, They'd probably be more than adequate for a NYC winter. ..but then most boots would be no?
post #193 of 273
Like it was pointed out above, Docs don't really insulate your toes. Prepare to freeze if you take steps to add warm socks or an insert.
post #194 of 273
Asking again... anyone resole 1460s w/a traditional leather sole?
post #195 of 273
i just e-kopped these brown, england made oxfords. the sole is like new and i plan on using these on those wet winter days.

26 bucks. pleased.

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