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Dr Martens Vintage "Made In England" range

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STOP PRESS ##### FREE SHIPPING FOR STYLE FORUM MEMBERS (UK ONLY); HALF PRICE SHIPPING FOR NON UK MEMBERS - EMAIL ME: orders@shoe-solutions.co.uk ##### I am currently the only online UK retailer (other than DM themselves) authorized to sell the top-of-the-range "Vintage" range: 1461 ~ 3 eyelet ~ oxblood or black 1460 ~ 8 eyelet ~ oxblood or black 1490 ~ 10 eyelet ~ oxblood or black 1914 ~ 14 eyelet ~ oxblood or black I also sell another 40 styles of Dr Martens - and am now one of the top 3 largest sellers in the UK. Click here to view the shop: www.stores.ebay.co.uk/shoe-solutions FREE SHIPPING FOR STYLE FORUM MEMBERS (UK ONLY); HALF PRICE SHIPPING FOR NON UK MEMBERS
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While I'm not a fan of the yellow stitching, I've found Doc Martens to be some of the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn.
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While I'm not a fan of the yellow stitching, I've found Doc Martens to be some of the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn.
Yes I totally agree - it down to the sizing - they are quite fitted shoes and the famous 'bouncing soles'. I started stocking them, due to a 15 yr passion for buying them. I managed to get a trade account with them (after a year of trying!). The yellow stitching is not on all their range - just the continuity (classic) range. DM lost alot of favour about 3-4 yrs back, by switching their manufacturing to China and Thailand. This season and the previous see the return in limited quantities - "Made in England" / authentic vintage range. I love them and I sell lots too - double bonus!! John
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I still have a green pair of Doc Marten boots from HS which was back in 94. I still bust them out once in a while.
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I still have a green pair of Doc Marten boots from HS which was back in 94. I still bust them out once in a while.


I had about 6 pair in HS, including a pair of purple boots...loved them all. Got my favorite pair one summer in London (1994 I think) on Oxford St...50 GBP for 10 hole steel toe oxblood boots...unfortunately, now I can't find a single pair of them.

What makes these that your selling here John, different from the ones on zappos that are going for 50 bucks less?
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I had about 6 pair in HS, including a pair of purple boots...loved them all. Got my favorite pair one summer in London (1994 I think) on Oxford St...50 GBP for 10 hole steel toe oxblood boots...unfortunately, now I can't find a single pair of them.

What makes these that your selling here John, different from the ones on zappos that are going for 50 bucks less?

Hi,
The purple ones are really cool - DM still do the purple smooth & also a purple shimmer in 8 holes (1460z). White are also making a come back in the UK.

I had a look on zappos - nice site. The ones on there are the made in thailand boots - I sell them also...e.g. 1460 are $114 - i sell them for £45 - £50 ($90 - $100 approx). The ones I had pictured on this thread are "Made In England" - basically there are some fundamental differences: leather is quilon - higher grade leather that was originally used in the 1960's when DM started. Also the tooling is the original British tooling from their old factory in Northampton - all hand made/stitch/welted etc. The oxblood boots are a deeper red than the Thailand cherry red. The quilon leather tended to wear in better - the Thailand "smooth leather" tends to crack if not regularly treated with nourishing wax polish.

DM have some specific US styles that I can't get, and vice versa in UK. I have some Union Jack 8 eyelet boots that are cool. I sell alot to France and Germany of all places!



Rgds, John
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I still have a green pair of Doc Marten boots from HS which was back in 94. I still bust them out once in a while.

Interestingly the green 'smooth' leather 8 eyelet boots have been re-launched this season in the UK. I am waiting for my allocation to arrive! Apparently they have been in the US for a couple of seasons already. I love that colour - I have my pair booked and paid for already!! They also have then now in a patent green - more for women though (according to the marketing blurb!)



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I had about 6 pair in HS, including a pair of purple boots...loved them all. Got my favorite pair one summer in London (1994 I think) on Oxford St...50 GBP for 10 hole steel toe oxblood boots...unfortunately, now I can't find a single pair of them.

What makes these that your selling here John, different from the ones on zappos that are going for 50 bucks less?


The oxblood boots are only now produced in the vintage range (seasonal), and they are non-steel toe. £50 - I bet they are worth that second hand even now...probably more. I have seen them sell for over £100....especially the old 1960's / 1970's boots.
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Sounds cool man, thanks for the response...looks like I'll be ordering a few pair. Do you also sell DM polish for them?
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Thanks for letting us know! Looking at those 8-hole 8417s brings back a lot of memories. Bought my pair (black) back in '92 - they finally died last year.

Geoff
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John, do you get smaller sizes? I always have trouble finding my size: 6US (5UK). We're discussing the merits of made-in-UK Docs in this thread: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=71989
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Sounds cool man, thanks for the response...looks like I'll be ordering a few pair. Do you also sell DM polish for them?

Hi, I have some DM polish coming in: black, neutral, dubbin and Wonder Balsam. I can also get hold of DM laces - in all colors of the rainbow and sizes!

Message me at order@shoe-solutions.co.uk and I can put together a good package price.

Thanks for your interest.
John
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Thanks for letting us know! Looking at those 8-hole 8417s brings back a lot of memories. Bought my pair (black) back in '92 - they finally died last year.

Geoff


They lasted a good few years! They are certainly maid to last - with good quality welted soles. If you want any, just ask - I can put together a good price for SF members and pass on the ebay fees I pay as savings to you.

Best regards,
John
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Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post
John, do you get smaller sizes? I always have trouble finding my size: 6US (5UK).

We're discussing the merits of made-in-UK Docs in this thread: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=71989


Hi,
The 'made in England' range start from a UK 4 - so yes a UK 5 is possible to get hold of. Some I have in stock, some I would need to order, as I generally keep Sz 8-11 fully in stock at all times. Thanks for the link to the other thread - I will contribute to it. The Thailand and England boots have certain differences, mainly the quality of the leather....if treated right the Thailand boots do last, as they have the same construction qualities.
Best regards,
John
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Hi Do you have the 1460s available in "Aztec", and how much would they be, shipped to Germany and SF dicsount included? I'm planning on a purchase sometime this spring...
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