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Old 03-25-2015, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I wanted purple Docs sooo bad. Do it for me.
Myself, I wanted an oxblood pair, but I stuck with basic black.

Go for it, OP!
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Firenze
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Cleaning out my closets today I revisited my Doc Marten collection from decades ago. The ones I have are all patterns or colors and 8 eye height. They are all in marvelous shape and soooo very comfortable! As I've gotten older I have banished all uncomfortable shoes & boots from my life but these feel great - & I can move confidently in them. But, but, but - - - can a gal well over 60 still wear them? I probably will anyway so maybe the questions should be, how can I wear them to their best style advantage without looking like "mutton dressed up as lamb"? Suggestions?
Doc Marten are classy strong boots. And yes you can wear them. I wear mine and recently an older woman probably in her late 50s asked me what brand and where I got them. I have the 1460 8 eye patent leather black and pink and I am 31...who cares! Even I see kids wearing them...in the end they are just comfy boots!
Though one thing I noticed whenever I wear my D Martens I get tons of looks...I wonder what they are thinking to be honest. Maybe because they are so shiny LOL it blinds people....
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Old 03-25-2015, 01:33 PM
 
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I have never understood the appeal of those shoes. They are so horribly clunky.
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Old 03-25-2015, 04:01 PM
 
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I get compliments when I wear them now, too. I've got a few patent pair that are also shiny, hellomoon, I'm probably blinding a few folks, too - lol!! My pink ones are not shiny, but my tangerine ones could stop traffic!

ChessieMom - I never liked the shoes, either, and don't have any of the boots with higher heels. I just have the original style boots. I agree that the shoes look do look very clunky - the boots not so much at all.
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:36 AM
 
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I get compliments when I wear them now, too. I've got a few patent pair that are also shiny, hellomoon, I'm probably blinding a few folks, too - lol!! My pink ones are not shiny, but my tangerine ones could stop traffic!

ChessieMom - I never liked the shoes, either, and don't have any of the boots with higher heels. I just have the original style boots. I agree that the shoes look do look very clunky - the boots not so much at all.
I was referring to the boots. Yeah they are definitely clunky. They look like men's work boots.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Sodo Sopa at The Villas above Kenny' s House.
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I think clunky is cute. Mom not so much. Just a difference in preference. Growing up in the 90's clunky shoes were the rage. Especially clunky Mary Jane's.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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when you are 60, who cares what others think?
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:52 AM
 
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A woman over 60 can wear anything she damn well pleases! We make our own rules!
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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A woman over 60 can wear anything she damn well pleases! We make our own rules!

That's what I think. There are no rules. We are grown ups. My hair is long, my skirts are above my knees. And I wear skinny jeans.

I do not try to look like a teenager. However, I enjoy dressing nicely. When I feel like wearing Docs, I do. I bought them 20 years ago.

When I turn 60, I will not be replacing them with orthopedic shoes or surrendering my jeans for pastel polyester pants and tops by Alfred Dunner. Nor will I be cutting my hair into a permed bowl that does not move when the wind blows.

No one messes with my Docs! (Except my daughter who shares them).

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Old 06-07-2015, 07:18 PM
 
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Oh I love the clunky Mary Janes!

Keep wearing those Docs, ladies. I wore them even though they never fit me quite right. The 6 is too loose (especially the heel) and the 5 is too small.

There's a company called Vegetarian Shoes that makes vegan Doc-type boots. They are made in the UK and, to me, fit better than my Docs.

Although I would now buy only vegan I still have a couple pair of 30 yr old Doc boots that I wear for hiking. The leather is just now starting to split on one boot. Amazing.
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