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post #211 of 275
^ nice collection
post #212 of 275
Review of DM 8287: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeVVoLKRE3s DM 1460: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o716...eature=related Somewhat off-topic as it's a shoe but a review of DM 8053: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFxJ_yEbRdk
post #213 of 275
@etcetera, in the last pictures of your shoes, are all of the (5) 5 eyelet shoes 8053's and the (3) 3-eyelet shoes all 1461's? And are those 2 shoes similar in shape and design? I'm looking for a less bulbous and sleeker look.
post #214 of 275
My friend from Milan still rocks them, but she is pretty much a metal head so its not surprising she will rock them till forever!
post #215 of 275
1460's + Outdoor Dan Deacon show =



Although not really, because I did wipe them off two or three times before they got into this state.

On a side note, as someone with flat feet, Docs are easily the most comfortable shoes/boots I've ever worn. I don't get any more knee pain when I wear them, it's pretty awesome.
post #216 of 275
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Originally Posted by keredog View Post
@etcetera, in the last pictures of your shoes, are all of the (5) 5 eyelet shoes 8053's and the (3) 3-eyelet shoes all 1461's? And are those 2 shoes similar in shape and design? I'm looking for a less bulbous and sleeker look.
Very similar if not the same. I have four 5-eyelet, three 4-eyelet and two 3-eyelet. They feel identical to me, with the exception of padded collar and more eyelets which I prefer. I think there is no reason to get 1461 if you can get 8053 which is all that and more.
post #217 of 275
I've got several pairs of boots/shoes now: White 1460 MIC Black 1460 MIC Oxblood 1460 MIE Vintage Midnight blue /w blue stitches (limited) MIT Crazy Horse 1460 (early 90s, MIE) Another pair of 90s steel cap 6 eyes that are no longer made (can't recall the number) Fat-soled greasy gibsons (early 90s, MIE) Cherry red 1461 MIC, not worn yet Nappa black / black stitch 1461 MIC, not worn yet. On my first pair of MIC whites the finish started lifting in some places. DM Japan replaced them for free. My black MICs I bought at the same time have begun to lift and crack after almost 5 months of daily wear. My MIE Oxbloods have also begun to crack in the toe creases. Conclusion: In general no pair produced today is a good as the old ones, but I still remember my first pair of 1460s I bought in 1987. They also lost the finish after a while after it all cracked and began to flake off. I still love them though. They are generally inexpensive and very comfortable.
post #218 of 275
Lexol helps with cracks. I have a pair I never took care of and finally it cracked badly.
post #219 of 275
forgiveness if this has been discussed before or is a silly question. I noticed recently that the Dr Martens MIEs I have been seeing look different than mine. The eyelets of mine are not metal......was looking to pick up some oxblood MIE shoes online, and noticed that they have metal eyelets - mine do not. Here are some photos........ Picked these up many many years ago at a spot that was going out of business......likely before Docs were ever made anywhere except England.... when I picked them up, I was unaware that production had moved and only recently looked at them and noticed that they were MIEs. Got them for about $15. Last pair in the store. they were missing laces and I never got around to getting new ones until recently..........have been in closet for at least 10 plus years Perhaps they are seconds of some sort. Is this eyelet normal? Of course, I see that the eyelet has metal on the inside......is it just missing a piece of the grommet that should be on the outside?
post #220 of 275
What are your thoughts on the greasy black finish?
Would they be a good choice if you weren't exactly looking to draw a lot of attention to them? I'm guessing they would be less shiny.

Thanks
post #221 of 275
^ In that case you might like nappa w/ black stitches. So understated almost boring ;-)
post #222 of 275

Hello, just signed up so I could get in on this thread. I bought a pair of Doc Marten Orsons 2 yrs ago. This was my first time purchasing Docs, and I loved how comfortable they felt! Earlier this week I noticed something felt kinda off with my shoes, I take them off and find the sole has developed a HUGE crack!! I wasn't expecting my Docs to wear out after only 2 yrs! But I guess since they're MIC now, quality has gone down? Has anyone ever had a similar problem with the soles splitting open?

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post #223 of 275
It looks like a function of the way you walk. See how the wear is along the pad of your foot?

My soles have worn down some, but I walk miles every day. They're not expensive shoes, it's not that big of a deal if you have to buy new ones.
post #224 of 275
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Originally Posted by willpower View Post

It looks like a function of the way you walk. See how the wear is along the pad of your foot?

My soles have worn down some, but I walk miles every day. They're not expensive shoes, it's not that big of a deal if you have to buy new ones.



So it's not necessarily poor quality on the part of Doc Martens? This is the first time I've had this happen to a pair of shoes. I was also considering buying the Doc Marten Manton chukka boots, but became apprehensive when I found what happened to the soles.

 

post #225 of 275
I have had 3 pairs of docs and 2 made in england and 1 made in china and they all split from the inside where the shoe bends with enough time. Mine are just like an inch in though and not across the whole bottom. I think it is a problem with the shoes not scaling well to size. I wear a size 13/14 in them where my friend at work that wears like an 8 has no issues.
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