Styling Doc Martens
I wear Doc Martens with a lot of casual, or slightly more dressed looks. They work best with workwear styles IMO, denim, tapered chinos, commuters, etc.. Mine have an almost plastic look to the leather though, so I think they look kind of cheap and I never clean them up with the exception of wiping dust off. A good quality pair of boots is a must and Docs really aren't IMO. I wear them in damp weather to keep from ruining a good pair of boots made from nicer materials.
i usually wear mine with more volumunious bottoms, like my baggier wool pants rolled up to my ankle. they are chunky shoes so i don't like my outfit to be too slim.
Not too sweaty, but I only wear them in colder damp weather. I can imagine in warmer wear yeah, they don't really have any ventilation. The "leather" feels very synthetic or something. I use Clorox wipes to clean them and it has no ill effects on the stuff.