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post #166 of 277
bump. just noticed the for life collection is live on the DM USA store. They look pretty good - I'm not the most keen on the mirror shine that most people like to put on their docs and the for life pieces look like a nice low maintenance alternative. What do you guys think of the black for life 1460? http://www.drmartensforlife.com/for-...60-8-eye-boot/ leather for some reason looks softer but can anyone comment?
post #167 of 277
Personally, I can't stand the "For Life" collection. I hate the pebbly texture of the leather and the black stitches in the welts of the 1461s look awful. They remind me of the "greasy" leather DM used during the grunge years. those were mostly brown and moss green and other dirt colored nonsense so the black ones have a leg up on those at least but I still don't like them.
post #168 of 277
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Personally, I can't stand the "For Life" collection. I hate the pebbly texture of the leather and the black stitches in the welts of the 1461s look awful. They remind me of the "greasy" leather DM used during the grunge years. those were mostly brown and moss green and other dirt colored nonsense so the black ones have a leg up on those at least but I still don't like them.


+another. Docs need to be able to be shined up, nothing I hate seeing more than beat up Docs, reminds me of Crusties and streetrats
post #169 of 277
I have the DM Industrial's for work (engineer) and they are the lightest, most comfortable steel toes I've ever had. The cool thing about the steel toes is they do not crease in the toes. I'd almost like to see steel toe dress shoes to keep this from happening

One other good thing about Dr. Martens is the heels on them. The steel toes have over a 1.25" heel making them comfortable and allowing us short folks (5'-8" here) an extra boost. Ive got some home made lifts in mine that I wear quite comfortably and get me up to a hair under 5'-11" without any notice.
post #170 of 277
After a pair of black combat boots that aren't too exp and decided on docs (any other suggestions?), was about to get a pair of 1490s online the other day, and only hesistated as i don't really like the contrasting yellow stitching or the semi-transparent sole too much (though i could live it with).
Then i came across the 8267 on another site which, to my eye, look the same just with nappa leather which i think looks nicer and, more importantly, black stitching & sole!

Now my (possibly stupid) questions are, is there a difference between the normal semi-transparent sole & this black one?
The only difference i've been able to find is the normal is a "DMS Sole" whilst the black is a "HUD Sole", although it makes no sense to me.
Also the toe area "looks" chunkier than the 1490s. Is this the case or is it just the images?
I'd check it out myself but there's only one local store i can find that sell 1490s & they don't have the 8267s.

Thanks guys
post #171 of 277
the 8267 has a really thick sole, about an extra .25" and it's very apparent the leather is actually quite nice. Full grain and BUTTERY soft. Not a functional work boot. The toe isnt steelcap but it does have a bigger toe box than the 1460/90. The sole is comfortable but it isnt the regular PVC airware. Comfort wise these might be the most comfortable boots DM makes just get em thru Zappos and you can return it if no like **me, I'd wear my oxblood 8267s much more often if it werent for the extra thick "bulldog" sole
post #172 of 277
Has anyone (else) purchased the 1461 For Life? I couldn't try on that particular shoe, but I made an effort to go to local stores and try on other of their line. In all those shoes, a UK 8/US 9 fit me just fine. But when the 1461's came they were almost a full size too large. Do these just run large? Or did I possibly get a misboxed pair? I'd hate to return these for a UK 7/US 8 only to get little tiny shoes back.
post #173 of 277
im a young blood .....Nay
post #174 of 277
Thanks for the info GetSmart, just saw the post now.
Don't think the thicker sole would bother me too much, plus im short anyway
Not sure if i could live with the chunkier toe though.
Anyway my brother ended up getting me a pair of 1490s since he couldnt find the 8267s and i had nowhere local to try them out first.
post #175 of 277
^^ cool, can't go wrong with the 1490s, and you'd probably get more wear out of them than the 8267

funny, when I was in Paris I saw a LOT of people (normal men and women, not tribalists) wearing Docs....don't think I've ever seen that many Doc martens being worn outside of a Templars gig
post #176 of 277
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Has anyone (else) purchased the 1461 For Life? I couldn't try on that particular shoe, but I made an effort to go to local stores and try on other of their line. In all those shoes, a UK 8/US 9 fit me just fine. But when the 1461's came they were almost a full size too large. Do these just run large? Or did I possibly get a misboxed pair? I'd hate to return these for a UK 7/US 8 only to get little tiny shoes back.

I'm kinda in between UK8 & UK9 for docs, but have a pair of UK9 sized docs which fit rather comfortably after breaking in. The only issue is the eyelet flaps pretty much touch when I tie them tightly.

Going off this, I ordered a pair of UK9 sized 1461 FOR LIFE docs, and they were HUGE. The sole itself is a good 1/2" longer than my 5-eyelet docs, and the shoe is a little slimmer. However, given that I have pretty slim feet made me feel like I was swimming in it. I promptly returned them (FYI the DM USA store does not pay return shipping fees..) and now don't know if I wanna try a UK8.

Let me know how yours turn out. I was thinking I'd wait on them till fall and see if the black stitch version gets released in the US.
post #177 of 277
I like the new Raf Simons collab, all metallic doc martens, made a thread about it here.
post #178 of 277
i picked up a pair of the red zone wingtips in the hopes of turning them something closer to cordovan and a couple of coats of shoe cream did the trick. topped off with a coat of cordo wax, they look like completely different shoes.
post #179 of 277
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i picked up a pair of the red zone wingtips in the hopes of turning them something closer to cordovan and a couple of coats of shoe cream did the trick. topped off with a coat of cordo wax, they look like completely different shoes.

Pics?
post #180 of 277
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i picked up a pair of the red zone wingtips in the hopes of turning them something closer to cordovan and a couple of coats of shoe cream did the trick. topped off with a coat of cordo wax, they look like completely different shoes.
How's the profile on those? I kind of want to get a pair of tan ones, but I don't know if they seem to bulky or not for a wingtip.
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