You should never underestimate the power of a good outfit, and Dr. Martens knows that. For the past few years I had been hesitant to buy a pair of their boots, wondering how I could incorporate them into my wardrobe. The truth was that I just wasn’t mentally prepared for them.
Owning Dr. Martens is more than just owning a pair of boots- it’s a manifesto, and their website couldn’t say it better, “Dr. Martens, attracted by its unique alternative appeal and authenticity in a world of homogeny.”
Having them makes you feel unique and bold, belonging to a community that wants to make a difference.
My recommendation for new owners is to not wear them when it’s too hot out for the first week or so, and not to wear them for too long- just for a couple of hours at a time. The boots are stiff at first, and they take time to adapt to your feet. Once they do, you can wear them all you want.
Other than that, be happy, and tell the world who you are with the simple statement of wearing your Dr. Martens boots. Do you have another item in your wardrobe that makes you feel empowered? Let me know in the comments below.
Until next time!