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post #226 of 273
My favorite DM is probably 8053. Here it is, mostly MIE with a few exceptions, along with some 1461 some of which have 3 and some have 4 eyelets.
When 8053 transitioned from MIE to MIC, it was a major disappointment. It shrank 1/2 size, became both narrower and smaller and takes forever to break in. Worse, the padded collar wears out in no time at all, while the collar on MIE 8053 endures for 10 years.
The oxblood 1461 is MIT (Made in Taiwan) and is surprisingly nice. It 12UK and is bigger than 12UK MIC.


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Here is what MIC 8053 looks like after 6 months:

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and here is MIC 8053 after a year. Never saw that problem with MIE which keeps going strong well after a decade.

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L to R: MIC 1490 which seem too large; MIE blue 1460; MIC 1460; and that strange 6-eyelet pair MIE. One is the rare 12.5UK size that fits like glove, the other is the usual 13UK. If I could have just one item on the list, I would take that 6-eyelet MIE boot. The leather is different and not shiny like on 1460. But it feels exactly like my favorite 8053.

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Here are 8287. Two MIE are great and one MIC which is a real disappointment, it's 13UK but feels like 15US. I only wear it in the winter with a thick wool sock. Along with MIC 1490. The thick sole doesn't feel as sturdy as on the MIE 8287. Another example of where MIE is better.

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Various new models, all MIC. Including one that looks almost exactly like the MIE 8053. Surprisingly, all are comfortable and unlike MIC 8053, all seem a little bigger than MIE counterparts. I had to put in real thick insoles on some of them to make them fit. Lower right corner is one with a steel-toe.

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Edited by etcetera - 8/22/11 at 8:00am
post #227 of 273
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Originally Posted by Astronaut888 View Post

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.

I have a few pairs of 1461 like that, al MIE -- perfectly normal. Some had 3 and some had 4 eyelets. Strange how they don't use metal eyelets. Hasn't caused any problems, other than the eyelets look better. I have never seen a 8053 without metal eyelets.
post #228 of 273

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What are your impressions of the DM Manton Chukka? I want to get a pair, but after experiencing the split in my Orsons after 2 yrs use, I'm apprehensive

 

 

 

post #229 of 273
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Originally Posted by OttawaGuy View Post

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?



Never saw that happen with MIE anything since I got them in late 90's and I wear 13UK (14US). I wear either 8053 or 1461 99% of the time and everything else occasionally.
Did not wear MIC ones long enough to see it happen, very strange. I saw minor quality flaws but no catastrophic failure just yet.
post #230 of 273
Hey Gang,

I'm thinking about ordering a pair of Solvair "Hawkins" boot in black. Other than the stitching, does anyone know of a difference? They look a little less "beefy" which is what I want. A slightly slimmer profile. Any input about these?

500
post #231 of 273
Other the lack of the yellow thread, I cannot tell any difference, they look good, and very DM-like.
post #232 of 273

I am selling some designer Raf Simons x Doc Martens collaboration shoes in patent GOLD if anyone is interested?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330608059888?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_500wt_1156

 

post #233 of 273
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Originally Posted by billythecat04 View Post

I am selling some designer Raf Simons x Doc Martens collaboration shoes in patent GOLD if anyone is interested?


Indicating size would have been helpful...
post #234 of 273

Apologies if this has been covered; did a search on Millerain, wax, waxed, and coated:

 

Anyone have/tried/handled the DM x Millerain range? Thoughts?

 

Cheers,

WIGS

post #235 of 273
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Originally Posted by francisxavier View Post

Hey Gang,

I'm thinking about ordering a pair of Solvair "Hawkins" boot in black. Other than the stitching, does anyone know of a difference? They look a little less "beefy" which is what I want. A slightly slimmer profile. Any input about these?

500

I love the way the translucent soles look in that pic. I am reminded of that blu-ish tinge on some sneakers from MMM, I think? That would rule on these.
post #236 of 273

Apologies - they are a UK 9.5

I've relisted them at a cheaper price here if you're/anyone's interested - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330610994837#ht_500wt_1156

 

Cheers
 

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post #237 of 273
Someone complimented and asked me about my Doc Martens just yesterday. He said they're "an awesome blend of classy and ass-kicking". Haha.
And I bet when someone is brave enough to give me compliment, I'm sure many other people have thought the same exact thing. I love my Doc Martens.
post #238 of 273
Any thoughts on the "Jeffery" models from the Sovereign collection? Supposedly "premium leathers" and the like.

http://www.zappos.com/dr-martens-jeffery-8-eye-tan

After a year and a half of fucking around with super-high top sneakers, I'm back in the boots. smile.gif
post #239 of 273
Anyone know where I can get a pair of dr martens 1461 in black whitney (black oxford, white base). AKA the shoes patrick ervell used in one of his previous shows with the horse hair shoelaces. (Im a size 11US).
post #240 of 273
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Originally Posted by CharlieAngel View Post

Any thoughts on the "Jeffery" models from the Sovereign collection? Supposedly "premium leathers" and the like.
http://www.zappos.com/dr-martens-jeffery-8-eye-tan
After a year and a half of fucking around with super-high top sneakers, I'm back in the boots. smile.gif

Looks pretty boring.
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