I am the proud owner of my first pair of Doc Martens.
I know, someone in my age bracket should have worn out at least three pairs by now. The thing is, back in the late 80s, early 90s EVERYBODY had them. I can be a bit contrary. If everybody has something then I don't want it.
Now it's 2010 and most people aren't thinking much about them. I wasn't either until I spotted this pair on one of my shoe trolling expeditions on endless.com this past spring. I had to have them.
By now I've worn them enough to know how frigging comfortable they are. I LOVE THEM!!!! So naturally I bought myself another pair:
They fit a little differently than the pink ones but they're still comfortable. I'm breaking them in. Or else I'm breaking in my feet.
I feel lucky that I finally found these at my age. Since we moved to Cambridge we've been walking much farther far more frequently. My feet can't take the pounding they used to when I was younger. If I wear flats with no padding or support my feet ache the next day. (Heels are heels and don't seem to hurt more than they used to. I love heels but you have to pay if you want to wear them. Still, I don't wear heels to walk three miles to The Plough. If I want to wear heels somewhere like that I'll carry them in a bag and put them on when I get there) I'm way too vain to wear sneakers (ew) These are perfect.
So now I'm hooked. Look at all the cute ones they have now:
I'd love a pair of these. Maybe the black with white dots? I don't know...
Oooh, lacy heels!
Maybe I like the purple ones better? I wonder if they're as comfy as the flat boots?
If they had had these in 1989 I would have got them. Everybody else had black.
They have a Hello Kitty line. I'm not biting though.
And then there are these:
Fortunately for my bank account (and complete lack of closet space) I can't decide. So I'm going to be reasonable and not buy more. For now. Except that I did buy the blue metallic mary janes. But really, I'm done now. For now. Until I buy the pink mary janes.